San Diego, California: MetroGnome

Two 54-foot-tall bobbing sculptures resemble giant "drinking birds" without the bird heads. Designed by Christian Moeller, installed Dec. 2015.
Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA
Just south of I-5 exits 19 and 18B, on the north side of San Diego International Airport, next to the Rental Car Center -- which looks like a large, white, parking garage.
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The MetroGnome is really easy to see. Viewable anywhere in the car rental area.

[David, 11/15/2017]

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