Propane molecule poodle.

The Molecular Dog

Field review by the editors.

Winter Park, Florida

Miami sculptor Robert Chambers designed a five-foot-tall, eight-foot-long bronze "dog" that is in fact the 3-carbon molecule structure for Propane. Chambers is a big believer in liquefied petroleum gas -- clean, colorless, odorless, and less expensive than gasoline -- and The Molecular Dog was his way of calling attention to its environmentally-friendly qualities.

If only all of ecology (and chemistry) could be designed as something that resembles a kiddie birthday balloon animal, we'd live in a better world, and no American would fear science class again.

The Molecular Dog

Shady Park

Address:
S. Pennsylvania Ave., Winter Park, FL
Directions:
Downtown, in Shady Park at Hannibal Square. I-4 exit 87. Drive east on Fairbanks Ave. for 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Pennsylvania Ave. Drive north for four blocks. The park is on the left, just north of New England Ave.
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