|"A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle de Grande Jatte" Georges Seurat 1884-86|
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Remember this painting?
In our fair state capital of Columbus, Ohio, there are numerous gems that draw visitors from other locales, and keep them coming back. One of these gems is the Deaf School Topiary Park. The Deaf School and its park date back to the early 19th century when it was founded by James T. Mason. Mason and his wife Elaine had dreamed about a topiary garden for years, and this painting was their muse. It was begun in 1992 and is a tribute to their dedication to the students they served.
This visit was a surprise outing for Gaige, Nathan and Kaitlyn. We ate a picnic on the outer edges of the park before viewing the topiary scene. They had no idea what lay beyond the rise as we ate our lunch.
The grandkids had a wonderful time in the park and Gaige kept thanking me for showing them one of my favorite places in Columbus.