Aviation Photo #2011559 Grumman TS-2A(AT) Tracker (G-89) - Untitled

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Located close to the Pennsylvania Academia of the Fine Arts (in the corner of Cherry St and Carlisle St), in the center of Philadelphia [EOS 7D + 24-105mm f/4]
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    Grumman S-2 Tracker (G-89/G-121/S2F)
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    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
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    October 31, 2011
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Anonymous
5 years ago
Very unique photo you have there Hadrien!!! It makes Philadelphia even more attractive to us spotters!!! Roger C.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Not only a plane picture, photographed art. Such things give me pleasure...
Greetings from Xenia, Norway
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's frightening what passes for art these days.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The picture is ok, even light and you can see details, but I confess I don't like the subject at all. It looks like a crash that has stop motion, and so I don't like it.
Anonymous
5 years ago
"Art". Uh huh. What a waste. -rsa, 2011-11-09
Anonymous
5 years ago
The photo is good; Thank You Hadrien. The "artist" on the other hand should be flogged for what has been done to this cool old airframe. The finest art that involves an airframe is having it in the air! RIP you faithful old Tracker! DtD
Anonymous
5 years ago
Really? is that what they call art nowadays? disgusting how a broken and crashed airplane can be showcased in a place like that.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thought provoking, yet somehow it seems wrong to me....
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very unique, well done! -Ron
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nowadays even crashing is a fine art!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It appears that CALFIRE airtanker has crashed. This not "art" to us alumni of CALFIRE or other wildland firefighters.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The picture is great, but the subject is not. People are killed in plane crashes - I hardly call it art. Distasteful.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Intentional or not, reconsider your color scheme at the very least. This is almost identical to the color scheme used in wildland firefighting, and this model aircraft is used for that application. For many in the wildland fire service, this brings back memories of airtanker crashes and lost comrades and friends; for them, this has the same effect as a sculpture of a space shuttle crashing would have for NASA. Thanks.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great picture and very unusual scene. It must be a very recent addition to the street. It is however sad use of an historic aircraft. I expect when they get bored with it it will end up being scrapped when it could have been restored in a museum.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is offensive. I personally know (or knew) air tanker pilots who died in the line of duty. They died protecting people's homes and our natural resources. To depict their sacrifice in this manner is disgusting
Anonymous
5 years ago
The colours and image quality are great... But I'm glad to see I am not alone in feeling upset to see this beautiful beast torn up in the name of Arts and Culture.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I like it a lot, actually. The frame probably wouldn't have been preserved anyway, so no real loss there, no?
I do feel for people who have lost friends/family in airplane crashes though, but I honestly believe it wasn't intended as being so provoking.
Anyway, cool shot of a very cool sculpture!
Anonymous
4 years ago
The firefighters in the air provide valuable assistance to those on the ground, and bad things happen to them way to often. the sculpture is both a fine piece of art and a sad reminder of the cost of protecting america's wild lands and the people, i.e. structures, that now occupy them. whether you like it or disagree with the presentation, it will keep your mind and thoughts on those that serve the public.
Anonymous
4 years ago
No, as a cal fire employee I find it very disturbing. If I could rate it lower I would
Anonymous
3 years ago
Well, I live in the North of Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from my home in a large stretch of farmland is a memorial for a crashed RAF Vickers Wellington bomber that went down in I believe 1942 after a raid aimed at Tarente(spelling?)in Italy. All aboard perished after they ran out of fuel and were attacked by flak over Holland. The memorial is a three blade prop made with original parts from the wreckage, all bent and scratched. Not quite as confronting as this artwork/memorial/tribute perhaps, but the same message to a high extent. And it would not be too fitting either to display a working prop/Tracker either, when bringing out this message, I think.

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