Palo Alto Weekly

Spectrum - January 28, 2011

Streetwise

What's the most memorable public art piece you've come across in Palo Alto?

Asked on California Avenue. Interviews by Sarah Trauben. Photos by Vivian Wong.

Michael Chan

Student

University Square, East Palo Alto

"That big egg near Pizza my Heart: it's part of the rhythm of my day, and it's eye-catching."

Tim Smudski

Tandori Oven Employee

Downtown Sunnyvale

"The running car across from the Caltrain station: it's a weird concept, but not entirely abstract."

Jenny Hong

Student

Midtown, Palo Alto

"The running car is a creative idea, and it gives you something to look at other than train tracks and houses as you drive down Alma."

Liz Neumann

Tuba musician

Greenmeadow, Palo Alto

"Sculptures over by the gardens of people sitting on park benches. Someone took off their heads: vandalism is awful."

Brenda Lowen

ESL Teacher

Evergreen Park, Palo Alto

"I like the murals downtown. There are many — the thieves climbing, the spaceman —and they're playful."

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