Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New York Travel Guide: The Earth Room





So I've heard that a few of you guys are planning trips to New York this summer. Well I have a recommendation for you. The Earth Room is a 140-ton "interior earth sculpture" created in 1977 by artist Walter De Maria. What's an interior earth sculpture, you ask? In this case it's an enormous room filled with dirt.

Now before you object, here are four reasons you might consider giving it a look:

1. It's really weird and wonderful in person.

2. It's worth over a million dollars. (If you can figure out a way to get it to your house.)

3. It's free to visit.

4. It's worm-free (for now, hint-hint).

Oh yeah, and while you're here you might want to drop by THE COOLEST PARK IN THE UNIVERSE.


29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow that is so cool. i am leaving for new york this coming monday i will definitely go see the park. maybe even the sculpture. new york has such amazing stuff, in my state, the closest thing that happens to amazing is like finding a fly in your soup. aka: very very boring! i can't wait to go to New York!!!!! of course i go every year to visit my cousins but it is always exciting, seeing as how it is a 6 hour flight from the west coast to the east coast, but i am prepared with books,ipods, and a dvd player!!!!
-LD

8:18 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

Very cool. If I ever get to NYC I want to go to that park!

9:28 PM  
Anonymous chinchillagirl1 said...

shweet. thats why i wish i lived in new york.. ;) I went there in October and had the BesTesT time! I hoPe that when I go again some day I will be able to find hidden houses, sad Pandas, cool sculpures, and this AWEsoME parK!
P.s: sorry if this comment is a little illegible, i'm writing it using the inxerne+ on my Dsi and i+s a \ittle hard +o navigate... :3

9:57 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

I am going to N.Y. this coming week too after going to a tour of the white house in DC. Any suggestions for places to visit?I live in California and have never been.

11:28 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

I am not going to New York. But anyone who is willing to pay for my airline ticket, accommodation and other expenses is encouraged to contact me ASAP.

2:32 AM  
Anonymous Peacey said...

Sadly, I'm not going anywhere this summer, because I'm staying home to earn money for an trip I can take with my school next year. :/

8:20 AM  
Anonymous leximel said...

Hey, I'm going to NYC tomorrow!
I think I will go to that interior earth sculpture. And maybe even THE COOLEST PARK IN THE UNIVERSE. And I would also like to see the closed off streets. Near Times Square, right?

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom told me about that park! We drove by where it was once! Except when we saw it it was only old railway tracks not an actual park yet.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's so cool! I wish I could go to NY...not that San Francisco isn't awesome.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

AHH!! THIS ISN'T FAIR!! I wanna go to NY now ;-; I probably can't go to NY during the summer EVEN IF I LIVE ONLY A FEW HOURS AWAY FROM IT!! XD

8:31 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Too bad I have no plans to visit New York any time in the near future. :( I'd love to visit both place though. SO COOL!!!
Los Angeles is kind of cool, but becomes boring when you've lived there your entire life!
Maybe I will make the trek to NY one day!!!

11:23 PM  
Anonymous cupcakedoll said...

So it's a room full of nice clean dirt? ^^

Story: Hayao Miyazaki-sama who made the movie Spirited Away, he has a museum-type place in Japan. he wanted to have a room full of mud where the visitors could get all mucky for fun, but it wasn't allowed. He also wanted to have lots of wobbly suspension bridges for visitors to run across, but that was also not allowed. Miyazaki is such a cool guy.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

That park is great! I'd love to go there.
We have three week holidays before we begin term 3.
I hope all of you have wonderful holidays, and remember to make the most of them!

Ananka: Do you enjoy the Harry Potter series? I have almost finished reading the first book.
[I know! It's sad I've only just started reading them now!]

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Olivia said...

I'm going to New York this summer! I can't wait! I'm persuading my parents to visit New York's most haunted places from Kiki Strike 3 :)

12:14 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

i'm a... going to Grand Canyon...but last year i went to D.C. and it was the bomb.

P.s. Chinchillagirl1 my grandpa raised chinchillas! they are the coolest animal ever! :)

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both of those places are amazing! I wish I was going to NYC. There should be a Kiki Strike New York guide.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

do any of you guys want to know what i really really really strongely dislike? well i'm telling you even if you don't want to know. when your at your frineds house and their parents make you clean. it's the most annoying thing in the world! >:(

5:51 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

I am so exited because we are going to DC and got a White House tour!!! I get to go to the White House!!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Oops I said that before.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous WillSing said...

Yesterday was my graduation, i really dont have to travel since i already live in New York , am pretty syched (grammar error) IM GOING TO High School of Fashion Industries (i publisized this because its a pretty big school so you wont find me.)

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Peacey said...

Marie: Me, too! The White House, I mean, on that trip I mentioned...

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i have something cool to tell all of you! do you guys remember that post on snow rollers? well my Grandpa has a farm and they used to come on the fields!

9:27 PM  
Anonymous notritenow... said...

same as me peacy!!

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

I think I'd rather go to the park. I see plenty of dirt every day.

10:50 AM  
Blogger mccincol said...

I tried to go to the park when it first opened, but there was so much hype that the line was at least two blocks long.

Yeah...I know I'll visit it sometime...

5:03 PM  
Blogger mccincol said...

And I also like what anonymous said about the Kiki Strike New York Guide. A possibility?

5:05 PM  
Blogger The 355 said...

cool

7:38 PM  
Blogger Lioness said...

Kirsten? Wer r u??? i begin to worry uv gotten lost in the shadow city!

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

y would someone go inside a building to see dirt?

1:54 AM  

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