Tuesday, September 7, 2010
This past weekend I went to St Louis with my wife and kids to visit my brother's family.The first day, they took us to the City Museum. It's described as "an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects." This description, although accurate, does the place no justice. It was the first time in my life that I've experienced a "you have to see it to believe it" moment. The museum was imagined and built by internationally acclaimed sculptor Bob Cassilly and his crew of 20 artisans. Among the millions of items they used are salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile and wire, two abandoned planes and even a school bus that hangs over the roof's edge. Everywhere you turn within the 600,000 square-foot former show factory, there are places to hide, things to climb and amazing slides - including a 10-story slide that goes from the roof to the second floor caves. Experiencing such creative vision and execution has really reinvigorated me. It's also made me realize that I need to continue to push myself creativity and those working at RTH.
Posted by John Graham Mills at 10:46 AM