City Park

Da Paper had a great front page feature on the lack of public financing of City Park. If you happened to skip over it, read it, because I thought the Times Picayune rather forcefully layed out the case for desperately needed public financing.

A few weeks back, my wife and infant daughter went to the New Orleans Museum of Art and strolled around the adjacent Sculpture Garden. It’s magnificent. I know there is no shortage of things to do in this town during the next eight months (or ever, really) but if you’ve yet to enjoy the sculptures, make a point of doing so. It truly is a “world class”, first rate collection. You don’t even have to be an art freak to enjoy it, either. It’s good for both an intoxicating 20 minute walk or an entire afternoon. New Orleans owes a huge debt of gratitude to Sydney and Walda Besthoff for this priceless gift. After seeing it, I believe it is one of the top experiences this culture-rich city can offer.

It’s free. Go!

2 Comments so far

  1. Tyler (unregistered) on October 12th, 2004 @ 6:03 pm

    Would you post links to the collection?

  2. Mark (unregistered) on October 13th, 2004 @ 12:11 am

    Yes, thanks. A link would be helpful. I’ll update it.

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