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Santa Fe, New Mexico: Ethyl, Giant Recycled Blue Whale

82 feet long, the "world's largest recycled plastic sculpture" according to Ethyl's accompanying sign. Built in San Francisco; moved to Santa Fe in 2020.

6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM
On the grounds of Santa Fe Community College. Drive south on Richards Ave., under US-85/CanAm Hwy. At the second traffic circle turn left onto College Drive, then right onto the SFCC campus. You'll quickly see the whale on the left, at the end of the running track.
Lit at night (by solar energy). Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Ethyl the Whale.

Ethyl, Giant Recycled Blue Whale

Pretty cool lifesize installation. Sounds like it's a temporary exhibit, so see it while you can!

[Craig, 03/29/2021]

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