Saturday, November 21, 2009

Zombie Works for Flesh



This was supposed to be a photo of a statue dedicated to the former, two-term mayor of the City of Tampa, Dick A. Greco (1967-1974, 1995-2003). The bronze statue, showing him lifesize, and sitting casually on a park bench, is located at the Dick Greco Plaza Transportation Center, part of the TECO Line Streetcar System. It's located at the western end of Old Water Street between Franklin Street and Florida Avenue. The glass and steel dome plaza faces the Tampa Embassy Suite Hotel, the Waterside Marriott Hotel and the Tampa Convention Center - a very visible location, popular with tourists and quite busy at times. When I walked up to take a photo of his honor, the mayor, this zombie was sitting at his side and enjoying a conversation...and displaying his sign: Undead. Will Work for Flesh. Please Help; and the flip side, Zombies Were People, Too. Don't even ask for an explanation. I did ask him what the mayor would think of him sitting there, and at that the zombie moved closer to the statue, but uttered not a word. And, no, I have never seen another zombie in our fair city. Ever. (There is a first time for everything. Even the undead.)

5 comments:

Steffe said...

Looks like the poor zombie has lost one of his shoes!

Jacob said...

I think you might start a gallery called Tampa Tapestries and print all the weird stuff you've been showing us. I think it would a big hit at the local art museum!

And you'd become famous and I could tell everyone I know you!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Hahah! I like that. Hope he got hired.

Randy said...

Love this shot. We don't see much of that here. Happy Thanksgiving.

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That is a very original sign, although the make up is a little too much, I dont think he is going to get many opportunities.