Monday, August 29, 2016

Gigal Gardens


I spent most of my teenage years living in Salt Lake City, Utah.
There were a lot of ways to keep myself in trouble. Sneaking into community pools at night, working late at Taco Bell, and pretending I was cool on the video production team at my high school were some of the conduits to my teenage shenanigans.

Either way, I cannot believe I grew up here and had never heard about Gigal Gardens.
It's a shame because I would have snuck out and came here all the time.

Most Utahans have never heard of this magical garden.

Look at this place:





That is straight up Joseph Smith's face on a sphinx body and it's majestic.

This whole place gives off a really sacrilegious, Sunstone mini golf vibe....

BUT, it was actually put together in the 1960's by a Mormon bishop, Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. because he loved his church so much. It's basically a shrine to everything he believed in.


Here's the installation he made of himself, complete with brick pants:





I can respect that.


It's a relatively small garden/park. It only take about 15 min max to see everything.
It's kind of hard to find since it was built in the guys backyard.

Just use a GPS and this address:

749 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT.


Weird.


3 comments:

  1. I've taken you there when you were little. Glad you found it again. :) I know a whole lot of cool places! ;)

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    1. You never took me there. I would have remembered. It was probs some other of your kids.

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  2. I've taken you there when you were little. Glad you found it again. :) I know a whole lot of cool places! ;)

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