Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thursday Two Questions Meme - What & What?


Hello everyone and Happy New Year to all of you. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays.

I took a hike along the Golden Gate coastal trail about a week or so ago. It was a looooonnnnggg jaunt but very invigorating especially since I hadn't been out in a while. I came across this stone sculpture during my hike and was very curious as to the inscription on the stone monument. My ? is what does this say?


While walking along the Embarcadero months ago I came across some very interesting sculptures and artwork I hadn't seen before including the above sculpture/skull. Does anyone know what this is?

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13 comments:

Lui said...

I think those are Japanese characters )was it in the Japanese Tea Garden or the Chinese Pavilion? Too bad I can't read both.

The 2nd sculpture may actually be of a dead animal (oh no!) because I can see the trunk and skull! This makes me really sad. . .

John | English Wilderness said...

Is the skull from a sabre-tooth cat? I've no idea which species though :-(

Duni said...

A very happy and healthy New Year to you, Joanne!
Those are amazing sculptures. Unfortunately I cannot read Chinese calligraphy.
take care,
Duni

Luna Miranda said...

i have no idea what is engraved on stone.

the sculpture is a sabertooth tiger.

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

These stone artworks are very interesting, Jo, but I have no idea what they represent!

Kass said...

Here's my question: Is Sagacity trying to sell us auto insurance? I like your questions better.

Second one looks like some kind of Mastadon, except the tusks are pointing down instead of up.

The stone inscription says, "Anyone worth knowing will pose a lot of questions in stone."

Margaret Duarte said...

Oh my, you do ask the hardest questions. Don't know the answer to either, but I bet you have a lot of people guessing.

Self Sagacity said...

Hi Jo, I can't read those characters and don't know what they mean. I hope you can find a Japanese person and ask them sometime.
I first thought the sculpture was a dinosaur, but then I saw the large fangs. The gals are right, it must have been a saber-tooth tiger. Although he looks huge- or is it your photography?

Ann said...

happy new year to you. I have no idea what that says on the sculpture so I'll just take a guess and say peace and health
As for the skull I could just go along with everyone elses guess and say saber tooth tiger :)

SquirrelQueen said...

You have some very interesing walks, love your photos.

I have no idea on the sculpture but that is definitely a Smilodon (saber tooth) skull for sure. There is no mistaking those teeth.

DoanLegacy said...

I wish I could read what carved in the stone, and I thought the second photo was the head of an elephant.

Great finds!

JamericanSpice said...

Very interesting sculptures. I'd love to know too as you do.

Enjoy your weekend.

Blogger Broadcast said...

I think if my walks come out like yours I would be in heaven.