The Relevance of Empty Space (in your summer)

July 27, 2009 at 6:43 am (cool things i've found) (, , , , )

I have fashioned myself as a bit of a Summer Activities Director among my friends, constantly suggesting ridiculous things to do that I hope are fun.  Sometimes I miss, but yesterday, we all won!  We headed over to The Putting Lot, which is a “miniature golf course that examines the relevance of empty space in the city”.

Basically, it is literally a vacant lot where nine artists have put together some amazingly cool and yet maybe not so physics-tested miniature golf holes.   I was afraid, given their “catchphrase”, that it would be overly pretentious and stuffy, but instead it was just straight up mini golf, with other groups, kids, and everyone having fun.

It was $5 to play or $3 if, after you played, you made some “seed bombs”.  Seed bombs are little balls made of seeds and dirt and fertilizer, and the idea is that the balls can be thrown in empty vacant space to create flowers where there were none.  Guerrilla gardening, they call it.

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Ok, if that was too much for you, I understand, but jump to see our pictures from it, and seriously, if you live off the L, you must try this.  It was a blast.

kumail at first hole

The first hole was hidden amongst a bunch of photo-painted trash.

The nice man who gives you your balls and things

The nice man who gives you your balls and things

So man holes, but only some put you near the end.  I didn't follow the clues.

So many holes, but only some put you near the end. I didn't follow the clues.

Kenz and I keeping score.  Kenz won, Pete came in last, but really, we were all winners.

Kenz and I keeping score. Kenz won, Pete came in last, but really, we were all winners.

Lauren is triumphant!

Lauren is triumphant!

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