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The Sculptures of Citygarden in St. Louis, Missouri - Little Observationist
THE DETAILS Location // St. Louis, Missouri, USA Length of stay // 1 week Travel companions // Work colleagues Purpose of trip // Work – for NAFSA, an international education conference Not far from the muddy flow of the great Mississippi River and the famous Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, is a lovely serene patch of green. It is home to a 4-year-old quirky urban sculpture park, Citygarden. Photo: Samarkand by Jack Youngerman Though the sculpture of the chrysanthemum, Samarkand (in the photo above) was partly inspired by the gates of Jerusalem, there are no gates or fences surrounding Citygarden. It feels very welcoming and accessible, stretching over two city blocks – about three acres of land. Photo: Bruce and Sarah Walking by Julian Opie In the city for a work trip, there wasn’t too much time to explore, but Citygarden was a short walk from our hotel and I can’t resist an eccentric outdoor space or a stroll through the great outdoors in the centre of a traffic-filled city. Londoner Julian Opie, who obviously knows what it’s like to need an escape from city traffic, created the LED sculpture above, of a couple in constant forward motion. It was inspired by little LED …