Attractive Statue Honoring Deserving Local Icons Bewilders Fremont Residents
The unveiling of an exquisitely-crafted bronze statue honoring a pair of admirable local stars triggered widespread panic and confusion among residents of Seattle's Fremont neighborhood Sunday afternoon. The superb level of detail and craftsmanship in the statue titled Late for the Interurban mystified residents, accustomed to crude concrete depictions found in such local treasures as the Fremont Troll and Waiting for the Interurban. The deserving nature of the local heroes now enshrined in bronze also served to upset and bewilder the locals. Home to a contentious statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin, Fremont has long maintained a sense of community pride in its ability to embrace art that would ordinarily cause any self-respecting American throw up a little in their mouth.