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Pensacola, Florida: Pelicans in Paradise

A community art project, "Pelicans in Paradise" has placed around 60 five-foot-tall fiberglass pelicans, decorated by various artists, on cement perches around downtown.

N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL
Most of the pelicans are in the historic downtown district, along north-south N. Palafox St., between Wright and Main Sts, with a few on side streets.
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Marine Corps decorated pelican.

Pelicans in Paradise

All the armed forces are depicted minus the Navy pelican -- it's missing.

[cdenoi, 06/15/2020]

Navy Pelican.

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A pelican representing the Pensacola Naval Air Station -- home of the Blue Angels -- stands sentry at Palafox and Garden Streets.

[Vicki Stevison, 12/07/2012]

One of a number of differently-painted pelicans scattered about Pensacola as a community art project.

Pelicans in Paradise

Pelicans in Paradise is a public art project organized by the local Pensacola newspaper. Pelican statues made of fiberglass have been decorated by various artists and placed at outdoor locations around downtown. Each of the approximately 60 pelicans is nearly five feet tall, and each sits on a 450-pound cement "perch." There's a pelican doctor, lawyer, pirate, Blue Angel Pilot, and many more.

[Vicki Stevison, 08/29/2012]

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