The bronze statue for Balto the Sled Dog who was the lead on the last leg of the original run to the diphtheria serum to Nome (the Iditarod race was modeled after this 1925 1,000 mile run to Nome). This is a duplicate of the statue of Balto in Central Park in New York City.
The start line for the race at Fourth and D Street, with the flags for all the countries who have sent racers -- U.S.A., Canada, Australia, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden.
Snow plow downtown waiting for the snow to arrive from its storage spot on Tenth Avenue at the west end of the Park Strip. Rain was starting about the time of this photo -- drizzle, to be more precise. But not snow.
The lawn by the Captain Cook Hotel was snow-free (the little pile of ice toward the back is what remains of the ice sculpture that went up in mid-January).
The snow "vacuum" at the end of the Park Strip, sucking up snow to be sent in dump trucks to Fourth Avenue.
A long stretch of snow to move -- but note how dry the street itself is. At midnight, 39 degrees, not raining (that's good), instead of the promised six to nine inches of snow. Maybe it's falling in Boston.
One more bit of art -- a hand-painted purse at Shu-Z-Q.