Boston’s Best Bizarre Statues Or Public Art

October 1, 2012 3:00 AM
Boston’s Best Bizarre Statues Or Public Art

" Clapp Pear ()

" Beautiful Boston features moving sculptures of the heroes of a budding nation as well as modern pieces that blend beautifully into the centuries-old feel of the city. However, Boston suffers from the same problem that most cities have — not all public art is aesthetically pleasing or makes sense. Five of those public art pieces are just too fun to miss out on. Start here to explore the eclectic side of the city.

Scollay Square Tea Kettle 63 Court St. Boston, MA 02108The Scollay Square Tea Kettle is about as bizarre and plain as public art can get. It really is just a giant tea kettle. The worst part is that it hovers over passersby as if ready to pour scalding hot tea on people in retribution for Boston’s nefarious past with the British drink the sculpture represents. It was made by Hicks & Badger in 1873 for the Oriental Tea Company. The company is long gone, but its sign remains as an ever-lasting reminder "

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