A few weeks ago, I got me a zip car account. I was sick and tired of being stuck in this GD city all the time. I had been wanting to travel upstate and to the beach for years. Let me tell you first off, Zip Car is awesome. They have cords for your ipods, they pay for gas and they have e-z passes so you can pay the tolls later. Also, you can rent hybrids. Sold! Anyway, my first trip was to Storm King.
Storm King is this sculpture museum about an hour and a half away form the city. I had been wanting to go, mainly because there is an Andy Goldsworthy sculpture there. If you are not familiar with the man, I suggest watching the documentaryRivers and Tides. He is the most patient man on the planet.
Once we arrived at Storm King and started walking around, I found there was much more to see. The first thing that really caught my eye was the giant R (first photo)…that’s at least what it looked like to me. In search of the restrooms, we came across this LOTR type sculpture (above) and this overlook of the land (below).
We kept walking on my quest to find this Goldsworthy wall. We went by a giant canoe, a pendulum and a deconstructed buddha-like statue…and then the wall started. Actually, it wasn’t THE wall, it was a mini version. Then we saw the real one.
It weaves in and out of the trees as Mr. Goldsworthy does not like to disturb the natural habitat. The coolest part is that it ends at a pond (or small lake, as I like to call it) but it doesn’t end. The wall slowly descends into the water and disappears and then reappears on the other side and continues up a hill. I am not happy with my photos of this effect so you will have to go see for yourself.
On the other side of the wall and pond there was this wave hill. I’m not really sure how they built it but it looks killer. That is Todd all the was to the left on top of the hill waving his arms. There were children rolling down the hills too. The museum is totally worth the $12. So much more is on display than what I have shown. On the way home, we stopped at a nice farm and bought some honey and looked at some ponies and a pig but I had already run out of film…