Inspired by others' 12 month landscape projects on Instagram, I decided to take on a 12 month project of my own for 2014. I didn't want to take 12 pictures of the same thing, but I wanted it to be something I really love about St Louis, and City Garden fits the bill. I love downtown St Louis, and I love that this sculpture park exists in the middle of high rises, and I love how the food trucks gather here at lunch time, encouraging people to come out of their offices. So I will be "bumping" this post to the top every month with a new feature on a City Garden Sculpture.
|January - Big White Gloves, Big Four Wheels by Jim Dine|
|March - Untitled (Two Rabbits) by Tom Classen|
The other reason I chose City Garden is because this project will be replacing a post I did a few years ago that may have been my only post in the history of this site about something that I didn't like. And even though I mentioned that the event was not what I hoped it would be, I turned it into a positive and talked about City Garden instead. The head of the company that runs the event I mentioned emailed me a long time ago with the worst non-apology I've ever received, asking me to remove my post simply because it hurt their Google search results. I refused out of spite.
When I was brainstorming locations for this 12 month project, I thought about that post, and how truly blessed I was to have such great adventures in 2013, and I want my "Google street cred", as he called it, to be 100% about fun things to do. I hope that my readers will always trust that if I take the time to post about something, it will be because I loved it and I had fun, not because anyone asked me to write about it (or not write about it). Here's to 2014 being filled with the best sort of adventures!