But let's continue with the tour of things that you can see in the light of the day.
Take this fountain in front of the giant head, a sculpture that reminds me of ancient Rome/Greece in ruins. Here's a close-up. I showed you this back in April -- but there surely weren't kids running through it then.
As I was walking up the stairs that run parallel to it, two women deep in conversation passed me.
"How'd you like to ride that horse?" one asked the other. (That made me laugh because I didn't think of the creature as being a horse. It looked like an elongated ram to me. I adore the skinny legs! They look more like a giraffe's, don't they?)
"You'd have to take the star off first," came the reply. (That made me laugh harder because, well, yeah. It would be rather uncomfortable otherwise.)
I liked this piece because it was both artistic and whimsical. City Garden seems to be a good mix of the two. And, of course, more often than not, there's a good dose of "fountain" thrown in for good measure as we see in this piece. I'd probably suck as an art critic. I just don't get the prehistoric rib cage in the background. (Well, it looks like a dinosaur just fell there and was unearthed a million years later, doesn't it?)
As I was saying about the whimsy ... these really cracked me up. They looked incredibly out of place, but like they belonged at the same time, if that makes any sense.Can you say Night of the Lepus? Maybe that's why when I saw this next shot, I had an almost overwhelming urge to yell, "Grandma, look out! The giant killer rabbits are watching you ... and they're hungry!"
All in all, City Garden is one of the best of green space the city has created, maybe ever. And as my dear friend Plumbelieve pointed out, it's all right here -- in St. Louis.