With the return of Spring comes the return of my Day-Tripping Series. This week I made use of my new GPS system–oh, how I love it when she tells me in her British accent to “Get on the motorway”–and headed north to Hamilton, NJ to Grounds for Sculpture which is a mere forty-five minute drive from the immediate South Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia.
The website for this beautifully landscaped outdoor park of sculpted and artistic wonders claims there is an entrance fee, but I walked onto the grounds freely, and I imagine so did all the children and their parents and teachers traipsing about. The park has a gentrified zoo-like feel to it with people milling about and kids shouting, but luckily the grounds are vast enough that you can still capture a few good shots without having somebody walk into frame. Apart from the sculptures on display, there are also plenty of quiet hidden paths to meander about away from the fray of the main walkways.
Here are some photos I captured on my walkabout Grounds for Sculpture:
Written and photographed by David H. Schleicher
Check out past entries from my Day-Tripping Series for those in the greater Philadelphia area looking for something other than the typical city attractions or Atlantic City: