Saturday, September 20, 2008

Nate Sensel and Troy Farmer play chess in a temporary park created out a public parking space across from New York's Museum of Modern Art. The game was part of the Trust for Public Lands 2008 National Park(ing) Day, an international event in which people reclaim parking spots for a single day

Such a cool idea. I'm often surprised to discover tiny parks in Japan that are about the size of an American parking space or two. I used to wonder, "why bother?' But they make a difference in the modern human landscape that for many is mostly blacktop and neon. They do for me.

I'm curious though -- it's just one parking space, so why for just one day?

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