Alright all you naughty minded people – and you know who you are…. haha! This is the famed Turtle Boy statue of Worcester, MA.
It seems that a lot of people are into checking this thing out (if my stats and image views are any indication).
For those who are not from Worcester, MA, this is a statue that used to be a fountain. It’s located in downtown Worcester, Salem Square, at the edge of the Common. It’s also a bit of a conversation piece. I think you can see why people would be talking about this thing, and giggling a bit too.
If you’ve stumbled here and are wondering what this thing really is:
It’s real name is the Burnside Fountain – not “Turtle Boy” or “Boy doing it with a Turtle” (although those names certainly are more descriptive)
It was a gift to the city by Harriet Burnside. Poking around I found info stating that she gave the city $5000 in 1905 to have a fountain built.
It’s original purpose was a water trough for dogs and horses but now it’s just a monument, no water. It’s not a big deal since nobody rides horses around in Worcester anymore.
I know – boring stuff compared to what people usually say about the statue – it doesn’t take much of an imagination to guess what sorts of comments are made so I don’t need to go there. I’m sure Harriet Burnside and the designers didn’t have anything naughty in mind when they first created this.
Here’s some more stuff around Worcester
Bancroft Tower – This is a monument that also has some naughty things said about it.Hurstwic – Viking Age Living History Society – Not at all naughty but very interesting folks.Higgins Armory Museum & the Higgins Armory Sword Guild – also not naughty, sorry.. but they do have cool swords.My HUGE flickr.com collection of Worcester, MA pictures. It’s got all sorts of places, festivals and other stuff.