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Queen Califia Magical Garden

Queen Califa Magical Circle

Yesterday I had a chance to go to Niki de Saint Phalle wonderful and magical sculpture garden in Escondido - Queen Califia Magical Circle. I have heard of her other sculpture garden in Italy and saw some of her work in the Museum of Modern Art in Nice. It is about 1 hour north of San Diego in Kit Carson Park.

From the parking lot, you walk through California scented herbs and see the garden in the distance. You enter through a maze with wonderful textured mosaics. The color, the size and the sculptures are amazing. I highly recommend visiting it. It might be hot in the summer but on a breezy spring day with the sunlight dancing around from fluffy cloud - it is wonderful.

Queen Califa Magical Circle

Queen Califa Magical Circle

Queen Califa Magical Circle

Queen Califa Magical Circle

Comments (3)

Great exhibit, Marta. We had her work at Missouri Botanical Gardens a few years back...(btw, WHEN are you and George going to come visit me so you can see the Garden?)
My favorite was the Skull.

sandrac:

That is really extraordinary!

Very cool photos! Thanks so much for sharing. Wish I knew about it, I would have tagged along.

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