Friday, August 6, 2010

A Heights Snapshot: Bowling for Yard Art

Monday, August 2, 2010

2:30 PM

Bayland at Michaux

Some times yard art is big and in your face. Other times, you'd hardly notice it. It took several drive bys before I realized this particular installation was a series of bowling balls planted neatly in gravel. Bayland is one of the "jewel of the Heights" type streets with it's large, original homes and canopy of Oak trees. But the thing about the Heights is no matter how fancy some parts of it may seem, this is a neighborhood of individuals. Long before million dollar Craftsmans were being built, artists and academics, "quirky" and crazy, fun and funky were the norm. The Heights welcomes all kinds of people, but that means all kinds of people have to accept those that were here before them. This can mean anything from bowling balls to a giant flaming ball. Welcome to life in the Heights.

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