Is it a piece of art?
Taken from this Wikipedia page:
A Sound Garden is a public art work on NOAA property adjacent to Magnuson Park in Seattle, Washington. It was created in 1982 by Doug Hollis. It is constructed with a number of metal tubes on weathervane-like apparatus that catch the wind and moan eerily.
Thank you for the info! Sounds interesting. I have been to this park many times but never seen this sculpture. Will view it for sure next time I am there :).
Unfortunately, this "public art" is fenced off, and it is impossible to get to it from Magnuson Park :(
Yes, it is unfortunate that it is on the NOAA property, however it can still be accessed anytime NOAA is open by stopping at the gate and getting a visitors pass. Here is more info about accessing the sound garden and the rest of the art walk. I am sorry for not making this more clear the first time, and I hope you don't feel you wasted a trip.
Thank you for the info. Looks like you need to take a day off to view this public art :)
Though, I will try to do it anyway.
I first read about this on a flight to Seattle.
It was in one of those airline magazines.
I visited Sound Garden with my brother, who lived in the area. The pipes made a couple of sounds; it was nice. A few years later, my wife and I went there during our honeymoon. This time it SANG to us. It was glorious! It was like being in the middle of a giant pipe organ. Maybe it was just the right wind conditions. Or maybe it was something else...
At the north end of this property, on Sandpoint Way, is an entrance for NOAA. You should be able to get access 8-5 M-F. (We used to be able to go to the soundgarden anytime, day or night with our cars. And wondered why we couldn't get there through the park!) If you stay to the left, and follow the road that goes along the buildings. There is a dirt trail on the left just past the buildings, as the road curves toward the park. At the end of this road is a parking area the will take you RIGHT TO the sign that says "A Sound Garden". It is a shame that a piece of art such as this has to be secluded from most everyone else. And you have to get directions from someone in Vegas! If you have to park and walk, it is only about a quarter mile. Not too bad. Go on a breezy night, and take a jacket. If you make it there, please toast home for me.
Great shot, and interesting descriptions about the sound. Greetings, densil
That is very kind, thank you!
Greetings from Washington State, Chris
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Photo taken in Sand Point, Seattle, WA, USA
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