Sunday, June 17, 2018

Park Animals

A Popular Bench
I visited the official unveiling of a new sculpture group, Parkdjur,(Park Animals), at Åbyparken in Västerhaninge yesterday afternoon. It is one of the oldest parks here, it dates back to the 1950s when most of the land here was just a big forest. Fifteen sculptures can be seen and admired in the park, and they are all very good. Made by Anna Lindgren and Sofia Lagerkvist from the design group Front. They wanted the park to be filled once again by the animals that could be seen here before the park was built. The design group wants people to stop and relax in the park, instead of just walking through it. They hope that kids that sees the sculptures will want to stop there and play. If you are having problems seeing the photos in the slideshow press here to open the album at Flickr, it is well worth watching.

5 comments:

William Kendall said...

A nice touch of whimsy, I think!

Bob Crowe said...

Nice candid. I'm glad the pigeons are sculptures. Back where I come from they are sometimes called roof rats.

Lowell said...

Fun shot of a funky place. At least most of these birds don't poop all over the bench!

s.c said...

Very nice artwork. I like it.

bill burke said...

Nice creative art, at first I thought the pigeons were real. Nice photo!