Spoonbridge Cherry


I’ve got a little Minneapolis summer bucket list that I have yet to share with you, but it’s coming. I’m still compiling and researching but the Walker Sculpture Garden where the famous spoonbridge cherry sits is definitely on that list. I was happy to cross it off and experience it for the first time with my good friend Jamie and it couldn’t have been a better day. A picnic lunch on a beautiful day amongst a little culture is up there on my list of a perfect Saturday. The complex fabrication of the 5,800 pound spoon and 1,200 pound cherry was carried out at two shipbuilding yards in New England. The sculpture has become a beloved icon in the Garden, whether glaceed with snow in the Minnesota winters or gleaming in the warmer months, with water flowing over the surface of the cherry and a fine mist rising from its stem. Oliver joined us girls but slept the entire time. I’m just going to have to do everything twice with that kid.





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  • Reply MN Summer Bucket List | Wasting Time Wisely

    […] Seeing the Spoonbridge and Cherry at the Walker Sculpture Garden was on this list but thankfully I was able to cross it off the list already. Read about it here. […]

    July 11, 2013 at 3:41 am
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