Tuesday, March 17, 2009

That's My World Tuesday #22: NC Aquarium


"Outside NC Aquarium"
Pine Knoll Shores, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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If you've been hanging around here for a while you've seen several shots of the inside of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. This sculpture is outside the building and greets visitors on the way in. The aquarium was shut down for nearly two full years while undergoing an almost complete renovation, but this display was in front of the "old" building as well.

Though not especially large, the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium boasts an impressive array of native species of both fresh and salt water varieties, and has essentially recreated an entire ecosystem in its main tank. The main tank hosts not just marine life, but a 1/3 scale replica of the U-352 which was sunk by the USCG cutter Icarus off the North Carolina Coast in 1942.Violence Unsilenced


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33 comments:

Carver said...

I have enjoyed visiting that aquarium but have never taken photographs there. It's only been in recent years that I've started photographing everywhere I go. I like this shot you took.

Louise said...

This is cool. It took me a minute to understand the photo, but once I sorted it all out in my brain, it was really cool!

Photo Cache said...

Very cool statues. they are like angel fishes.

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Janie said...

At first I thought these were real fish! Cool sculpture, and nice intro to the aquarium.

Sylvia K said...

What a great statue! I love it! What a fun place to go and wish I could! Thanks for sharing your world! Have a great week!

SandyCarlson said...

Those are amazing fish. They remind me of one that got away...

Tricia said...

Hey these fishies would look good in b&w! hint hint! hehehe

starnitesky said...

Great sculpture, very realistic.

Guy D said...

What a unique sculpture, great shot mojo.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

ps....what is happening to my Habs?? 2 points out from missing the playoffs. Yikes!

Today's Blah... said...

Oh, this is a magnificent shot. First time I've seen fish sculptures. What a beautiful world.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Love a good aquarium.They kind of look like angel fish with legs...

fishing guy said...

Mojo: That is a neat sculpture for an aquairium.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What an amazing place i love those fish sculptures

Babooshka said...

There' me thinking this was cool art installation. Doh! It's a brilliant for an aquarium.

Müge Tekil said...

Interesting sculpture indeed. I see a group of fish using crutches to walk! :-)

Byz. said...

Very inexpensive fish to keep...no feeding required. :))

Arija said...

A nice fishy post. Good photo.

Marites said...

what a curious shot:) was thinking how the fish looks like they don't have water. interesting shot!

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Lew said...

Great shot of the fish out of waer! Looking forward to some images from the inside.

magiceye said...

wow! that is interesting!

niinuska said...

A wonderful photo, the fish look so real!

Tabib said...

Never mind the two year renovation, but you can see the big 'fish' there.
Beautiful photo.

Shadow said...

fish on stilts???

Ishtar said...

I really liked that art, the fish were almost alive, even though they were statues. Would love to visit the aquarium some day! I love aquariums... Maybe because my grandfather was a sea captain and because there are so few fish to view here in Niger? :-)

W. Latane Barton said...

That sculpture is really fascinating. My daughter, husband and I visited there a couple of years ago. We have our pictures made in front of those fish.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

That's a fantastic piece of sculpture, I love aquariums.

Mariz said...

That sculpture is a beautiful work of art. Nice shot!

Indrani said...

If the outside is so beautiful, how much more will the inside be!

Lew said...

Thansk Mojo. You have some impressive shots of the sea creatures, especially the jelly fish. I had missed your recent posts of the aquarium.

storyteller said...

What a lovely sculpture outside the aquarium ... makes me want to visit, but since you're on the other coast, I may need to settle for a local aquarium ;--)
I shared part of MY WORLD at Sacred Ruminations today.
Hugs and blessings,

Robin said...

How fun, it took me a minute to work out that these were sculpture.

PS V busy today, won't have a chance to do a lot of commenting but loved your other pics too, especially Big Ones - great title and really well composed.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like that sculpture...now i have another reason to come on down and visit the area...thanks for sharing.

have a good evening

erin

zeal4adventure said...

Would love to visit that museum if only to see that beautiful fish sculpture in person. :-)