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Old 10-25-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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That the weirdest thing Ive ever seen. I can't even make a wild guess about what those structures could be for. I guess I'm just not up to date on current trends in pop recreation. If the ramps had a utilitarian purpose, there would be no need for so many of them, so they must be either recreational or decorative/artistic. One of them has tire tracks leading away from it, which are as wide as the ramp.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Oh, I have been there a few weeks ago, so I do not take part in this one.
May I give you others a little hint - it is not a kind of utilitarian purpose but a memorial.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Thanks Douglas! Yes, I wouldn't have dropped the memorial hint just yet but it's accurate. The tire tracks aren't likely to be helpful to figure this out - probably just grooming the pebbly ground. However, the metal strips that also track out from each structure have an endpoint that ties into and is part of this piece.

I'll wait for more guesses/questions before giving more clues.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Probably on one of the Normandy beaches, commemorating a landing or an evacuation, like Dunkirk, but I can't find anything yet to match.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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It's not that part of the world nor is it a beach setting - those pebbles are there as part of the piece - the ground all around the piece is different (and not a beach). It commemorates an event from an era more recent than WWII. You used the word 'landing' and, in a way, that is significant here.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It's not that part of the world nor is it a beach setting - those pebbles are there as part of the piece - the ground all around the piece is different (and not a beach). It commemorates an event from an era more recent than WWII. You used the word 'landing' and, in a way, that is significant here.
Can you define the "part of the world" that it's not in, to cut down on the wild goose chases? Were the pebbles transported there from another place?
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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Sure thing, lol - you are a pip

It's not on the same continent as Normandy.

As far as I know the pebbles are just filler to complete the designers concept - like a rock garden, for example. So literally, yes, they were transported there from another place. But, I don't think there's any significance to where they came from - they're just there as surface cover.

Your original guess had something to do with war, and, at the risk of getting you irritated at me later because you think this is too vague or loosely associated...war does factor into why this piece exists.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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Some commemorative park in Vietnam or Korea?
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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No it's not in Asia or Antarctica either.
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