Sunday, March 25, 2012
Seriously I think it is the one thing one of my sons is very excited about is that the snow is gone and we can now go to playgrounds again (this picture was taken by my husband for me last year and it literally took me this long get it off his phone and on my computer). Near us is a very mid century piece of playground equipment that I thought I would share with you.
These Rockets made by artist Randy Walker was a nod to the space race of the early sixties. Most of these rockets have been removed as being deemed out of date or unsafe. This one has managed to hide from modernization as it is in a large park with multiple playgrounds and it is a bit tucked away location so the other equipment is much more accessible. There was a similar one at a Park in another neighborhood we lived in but since our move it has been made into sculpture because the neighbor hood protested when it was removed and was going to be destroyed.
As a vintage girl I feel that we are very fortunate that we have one that is still standing and able to be used as it was originally intended. Do you have any vintage oddities like this that have some how survived modernization.