As I drove through the small suburban Florida neighborhood, my expectations were low. What had been described to me as “a psychedelic explosion of color”, couldn’t possibly be that great in a drab neighborhood like this. In most communities, neighbors quickly shut down art projects that could be seen from the street. I was told that this one was different though.
I don’t often admit that I’m wrong, but this time I’m glad I was. I pulled up to a lush forest of tropical vegetation surrounding a driveway. Colorful mosaic art created a path leading through an archway that opened up into, well, a psychedelic explosion of color! Everywhere I looked, there was another piece grabbing my attention. It was almost too much to take in. From glass tree’s to bowling ball gardens to banners and sculptures, the amount of sensory stimulation is outstanding,
Whimzeyland started 20 years ago by Todd and Kiaralinda Ramquist. After finding 10 free bowling balls at a local flea market, painting them, and becoming known as the “bowling ball house”, they slowly added on to their property piece by piece, eventually turning it into the magnificent experience it is today.
The house is ever changing, leading to a desire to return over and over throughout the years. What may be my favorite part could morph into something completely different. I find that exciting. It’s almost as if the piece of art is alive.
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