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New Orleans-City Park, the Sculpture Garden. When is the last time you have gone?

       Being in real estate you are your own boss.  You work a lot of hours but you have control of what you do.  I took the time to stop by City Park this week after visiting a client.  You forget how pretty and how many things there are to do.  One of the things is the Sculpture Garden which is open daily.  The Besthoff’s owned the leading retail drug chain in New Orleans for years, K&B Drugs. 

    The admission is free but it worth leaving a donation so others can enjoy it as well.  Its open daily and takes up only 5 acres with paths and lagoons spread about the park.  Its very quiet and a short drive from downtown.  Take the street car from Canal Street to Carrolton and you get off at the end of the line across from Bayou St. John.  I just pulled over parked and started taking pictures with my cell phone in the car.

The Sculpture Collection

donated by Sydney and Walda Besthoff in New Orleans City Park

“The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is home to 57 sculptures by artists from around the world. Forty-four of the 57 sculptures have been donated to the New Orleans Museum of Art by the Besthoff Foundation. The other 11 are Museum purchases or gifts from other donors. The collection includes work by some of the great master sculptors of the 20th century (Antoine Bourdelle, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, Louise Bourgeois), as well as younger, contemporary sculptors (Kenneth Snelson, Allison Saar, Joel Shapiro, Jean-Michel Othoniel). Nine of the 57 sculptures pre-date 1960, while 29 of the 57 artists represented are living. “

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  1. Amber Riviere

    Great images, Eric. (All on your cell phone?) I’ve never been there. I’ll try to go the next time I’m visiting my family that way.

  2. Eric

    Its worth visiting and you get another vision of New Orleans. That is what blogging can do over time is to highlite the area and the lifestyle of New Orleans.I meant that its always good to leave the cell phone behind and just look and click.

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