Playing tourist in one’s hometown can be an inexpensive and rewarding junket. On a recent October day, I decided to do just that!
My first destination was the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Strolling through the garden, I checked out art I remembered and new installations of note. Perhaps most recognizable, and photographed, is Claes Oldenburg’s Spoon Bridge and Cherry. On this day I chose to photograph Spoonbridge from non-tourist angles!
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: Spoonbridge and Cherry- a different perspective
Cherry reflecting: another perspective- Spoonbridge and Cherry
My favorite piece, an elaborate canopy of steel, bronze and ceramic, suspended on cast stone pillars, is entitled Prophecy of the Ancients (Brower Hatcher). Standing beneath it, you are truly transported, from whatever angle you choose to view it.
Adjacent to the garden is Loring Park, easily reached by a walkers bridge that traverses Lyndale Avenue. This day the park…