today on the way home we passed the mall, as always (it’s across the street, we kinda can’t help it). thrillingly, all the fences were gone that had been keeping me from getting up close to the thing (along with my being too shy to say, ‘umm, excuse me, can i come in and take pictures of your thing there’, to a bunch of construction workers), and there was a party goin’ on, fancy balloons and all. free food and everything, but i was too entranced by the thing. and a marvelous, marvelous thing it is. some of you asked, is it interactive? can you climb on it? in a word, yes. it is big and sturdy, and kids were scrambling happily up inside it. it is also a shelter from the elements, and you know, the colors do match the buses. the whole area is lovely, and there is a great matching round building which houses bathrooms and such.
i found my enthusiasm for this art piece, in the sheer functionality of the thing. i’m going to get some more pics, soon, to show the angles i just couldn’t get with the sun where it was. in fact, i’ll take kurtwood down there and let him have a bit of climbing fun. might even climb on it a bit myself. it’s very climbable, and sheltering, and comfy, some truly brilliant design.
the thing at the mall makes me happy.