Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Niki de Saint Phalle is a French born, US raised, world renown artist known for her creative “outsider art”. Her only American sculpture garden, Queen Califa’s Magical Circle, is located at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, California. Every time I come here I notice something I hadn’t noticed before. Every time I come here I am in awe that this incredible work of art is located so close to home. From mythical creatures to abstract art to the snakes that surround the sculpture garden (and envelop the mirror maze), the colors, the tiles, the mood; this place really is magical. It’s unfortunate she died the year before it was completed, but what an amazing (self financed) gift she left to the city.

8 thoughts on “Queen Califa’s Magical Circle

  1. tagpipspearl says:

    Great pictures – especially the Golden Egg!

    1. Thank you! I took that with the ultra wide angle lens on my iPhone.

  2. temeculan says:

    Very beautiful. It brings back memories of the mosaic sculpture next to the San Diego Courthouse.

    1. Yes. Niki’s art sticks with you. It’s very memorable.

  3. Bob Shetland says:

    Really unique amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks!
      It is such a cool little spot.

  4. Kimmie says:

    Amazing place I have never been! There are other cool places she has made in Europe I need to see.

    1. I know. Some are in Paris. I would like to see them too! It’s pretty amazing she was self-taught.

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