Borrego Springs Sky Art - The Dainty Squid

Borrego Springs Sky Art

Monday, August 10, 2015


Before leaving to head out on our road trip a very kind reader, who gave us the awesome suggestion of hitting up Noah's Art last year, recommended visiting Borrego Springs. It looked and sounded awesome. Like I mentioned in my previous post about the trip, we had the whole day after Bottle Tree Ranch to do whatever we'd like before checking in to our room for the night. So despite it being a little bit out of the way we decided to venture down to Borrego Springs and see what it was all about.

The product of Dennis Avery's imagination and Ricardo A Breceda's hard work the land surround Borrego Springs is filled with giant metal sculptures collectively known as "Sky Art". There are over 130 of these babies scattered around. All sorts of different animals too! There are horses, dinosaurs, camels, and even a sea serpent emerging from the sand.

Jeff wasn't feeling too well so visiting Borrego Springs was basically just him driving me from animal to animal and me saying "Are you sure you're okay with this? Do you want me to drive? Can we at least go see the ______ and then we can leave?" There are so many sculptures we didn't even get to see a quarter of them! Although we found a few crude maps on the internet it was still a lot more like a scavenger hunt finding them which was kind of fun.


Looking back I so badly wish I had some photos of Jeff and I beside these sculptures so you could get an idea of just how large they are. Something I really enjoyed about being here was that you could walk right up the animals. Nothing stopping you from getting as close you wanted. Some of them were a bit of a hike in the heat from the road but worth it regardless!
xoxo
 
You can find more posts from our road trip under the "travel" tag. 

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  1. Awesome, awesome, awesome! Monochrome is such a great look for these too. Definitely on my list for that out West road trip I'll take someday.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! There is just so much to see out West! We were so close to this place last time but had no idea it even existed.

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  2. This is on my list of things to check out this summer, lovely photographs. The black and white element is beautiful x
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  3. stunning! i would love to see this!

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  4. I'm so glad you guys made it out that way! That sucks Jeff wasn't feeling good that day to enjoy it with you. I still need to take another trip out that way. We weren't able to find the scorpion and it got dark on us really quick. There is so much to see out there. We're going to plan a weekend camping trip there once we get over this summer heat. Like always, I love reading and seeing your photos from all your adventures. Happy travels! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the recommendation! We very clearly have similar taste in fun desert attractions! :D

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  5. These are stunning, there is something just so delightful about huge sculptures in open spaces. America seems' to have some very impressive sculpture parks, and there are many I'd love to visit. The detail on these sculptures is amazing, and I'm going to have to research this project more - thank you so much for sharing, beautiful photographs too.

    Erin | cd

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    1. We really do have some amazing sculptures here! Hope you get a chance to visit someday. :)

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  6. WOW these sculptures look amazing!!

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    1. They really really are! I want to go back and see them all!

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  7. This place is beautiful. Statues are truly incredible, especially considering I could imagine creating one as awesome as these!

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  8. These are so cool! This makes me ache for a road trip so badly.

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