This bronze sculptural piece was designed by Aristides (Aris) Demetrios. The three figures are on 27 foot concrete columns. The piece was installed in 1967 when Fashion Island - Newport Beach was officially opened.
Fashion Island was ahead of its time when it first opened as an outdoor shopping mall and featured anchor stores: Buffums, Robinson's, The Broadway and JC Penney. The Spanish architectural theme and the view of the Pacific Ocean were dreamy to me as a teenager. Many changes were to come in the years ahead. Today the anchors are: Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Bloomingdale's Home Store, and Macy's, and in Spring 2010 Nordstrom. At the time Bloomingdale's was opened, it was the first on the west coast.
I will share more scenes from this most wonderful spot in upcoming posts.
Do stop by and visit Skywatch Friday. This meme is hosted by: Klaus Sandy Ivar Wren Fishing Guy Louise who do a fab job.