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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Munroe" is unveiled at ceremony at The Cloisters

This story originally ran July 31, 2010. Remember the Peacock Tour?

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More peacocks hit the streets this week as part of the Coconut Grove Peacock Tour. The Cloisters' neighbors had an unveiling ceremony for "Munroe," named after Commodore Ralph Munroe, one of the founders of Coconut Grove, yesterday afternoon.
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Jay Ziskind, president of the Homeowners Association, gave a little speech as fans of artist, Debra Starbuck, who created Munroe, listened in. Unfortunately, Debra was out of town and could not attend the ceremony.

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The cap that the peacock is wearing is reminiscent of the Commodore's cap and the bow tie was one of his signature wardrobe pieces, as well. Debra put a lot of detail and work into the piece, images of The Barnacle, Commodore Munroe's home, are present, as well as the bay and lots of flora and fauna. On the back is an old Florida map. The peacock adorns the entrance driveway at the Cloisters and is the only peacock that is lit up at night.

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Other intricate peacocks that hit the streets in the last couple of weeks include this one by artist Cara Nusinov, which sits outside the Glass House on McFarlane Road. It is covered with stories and poems.

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This bird was designed by artist Romero Brito and sits outside the Coldwell Banker office in the center of town.
There is one more peacock left waiting to be adopted

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this peacock still in the Grove or have some grumpy neighbors had it rounded up and shipped to Homestead?

July 12, 2016 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cloisters peacock is inside their gate now just as you go thru the gate on the left.

July 12, 2016 2:31 PM  
Blogger tom davis said...

Peacock Lives matter. TIDE ferrari racing, palm beach. NATIVE that still speaks English. PHS 61, U M 65. tomdavisferrari@gmail.com SAVE the MIAMI Marine Stadium & Cocoanut Grove Playhouse from hit & n
un carpet baggers AGAIN !!!

July 12, 2016 3:53 PM  
Blogger tom davis said...

tom I. davis, Jr. palm beach TIDE yacht & sports museum

July 12, 2016 3:54 PM  
Blogger Brian Breslin said...

I miss the peacock statues. They were a great touch to the neighborhood.

July 12, 2016 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we all do miss the whimsical Peacock Statues. But they are mostly a memory like the other things that the Grove has lost. Perhaps it’s time to celebrate the new Grove with statues that are more timely. How about a statue of a Millennial gal with her head bent down while she concentrates on her iPhone. Or a young woman jogging while pushing a sport stroller with her twins. Or a couple sitting at a table drinking an overpriced, pretentious cup of coffee. Or a dog walker with five dogs in tow?

July 12, 2016 8:06 PM  

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