In Perugia, Sister Orca waits

While the city reassesses its decision to name a new Capitol Hill park for Seattle ‘sister city’ Perugia, we thought we’d take a look at the other end of the relationship. Perugia, you see, has honored Seattle with a Sister Orca Park.

Here’s a look:

The Orca sculpture is by Marvin Oliver, a Pacific Northwest artist of Quinault and Isleta-Pueblo heritage. Thanks to for sharing many of the pictures in the flickr slideshow.

This is what the Seattle Perugia Sister City Association had planned for a Seattle ‘Perugia Park’ if it ever comes to be:

James said his organization was also planning to help support construction of the park and had arranged for a sculpture by an Italian artist to be featured in the greenspace. The work by Artemio Giovagnoni was to include a woman sitting on a park bench with a bird on her shoulder. We’ve included an example of Giovagnoni’s work on this post.

Meanwhile, according to’s flickr photos, Perugia also enjoys a public transportation system that includes some kind of pink monorail. How bad can they be?

Minimetro Perugia Originally uploaded by
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