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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

April 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM

The Ponies!

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Sketched April 26, 10:44 a.m.
After more than 10 years living in the U.S., I still haven’t been able to shake off my Spanish accent. Some words just don’t come out with the right pronunciation.
For example, ponies. When I was telling people that Tuesday morning I sketched the ponies in Shoreline, most of them didn’t know what I was talking about. “The… bonnies? What?”
But then I showed them the sketch and that solved the problem. “Oh… the ponies!” A picture is worth at least one word, if not thousands, as the saying goes.
I’m really intrigued about these sculptures at Ronald Bog Park (N 175th St and Meridian Ave N) just west of I-5. According to the City of Shoreline, not only the artist is unknown, they were donated by an anonymous source under the condition that they would be placed in a park-like, highly-traveled location.
Apparently, everyone in Shoreline knows about the ponies. They’ve become a symbol of the city.

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