Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, Escondido
Cool place to check out, with a bunch of zany & colorful statues. If you are ever at Westfield North County, go to Kit Carson Park down the street & check this garden out. There are so many pretty details
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by Niki de Saint Phalle (born France, 1930-2002). Inspired by California’s mythic, historic and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular “snake wall” and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating, and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of Saint Phalle’s later work.
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