The Happy Traveler
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The attraction that most amazed me is The Topiary Park located downtown and shown in the photo at left. This is the only existing topiary park based on a work of art, namely, Georges Seurat's Post-Impressionist 1886 painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte.
The seven-acre park, very clean and green, is a landscape of a painting of a landscape. Dozens of yews have been transformed into sculptures of 54 people, as well as boats, dogs, a monkey and a cat, so that I was surveying a living, growing canvas.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
There is also a Peabody in Memphis and in Little Rock. All three hotels feature a huge lobby fountain where the adorable ducks swim and enchant visitors who crowd the lobby at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily to witness a ritual that's just ducky. The Legend of the Ducks explains it all.
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