Further up State Street we come to two giant cobalt blue tiled rocks made by artist Daniel Chrynko. Borders Bookstore put them on display at the entrance to their store. Here's a photo of one of them—there's a similar rock on the other side. The artist named this creation "Celestial Bookends".

The Santa Barbara City Council got mad because Borders put the nice rocks here without asking them first and obtaining a permit. But the rocks have stayed and have become an icon of Santa Barbara.

One night vandals took a sledge hammer to this rock and destroyed it. The artist was nice enough to replace it with another one, but the replacement just isn't the same. I really liked the original rock pictured here.