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February 1, 2011

Spiral Jetty

Cities are great… but sometimes we need a break from them! Last weekend I visited Robert Smithson‘s 1970 earthwork Spiral Jetty, on the foggy banks of Great Salt Lake, Utah. It’s about two and a half hours from Salt Lake City. Highly recommended if you find yourself anywhere near SLC. The driving directions on Dia’s site make the trek seem a little more daunting than it actually is, since there’s been some major road improvements recently. And it’s right next to the Golden Spike National Historic Site, where the transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869! History geeks, you’re in heaven.

Cheers,
Gary

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Bekka says

Feb 02, 2011

So great that you made it to the Spiral Jetty, I hope to get there someday. I must say I almost puked when I watched the Spiral Jetty film in art history, but I'm sure it's less dizzying in person.