Kids enjoy a sculpture park dedicated to the storytelling and imagination of Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel. Photo by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (https://www.flickr.com/photos/masstravel/9599216083)
Looking for something interesting and unique to see in Springfield, Massachusetts? We at Steve Lewis Subaru encourage you to check out the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.
These Cat in the Hat themed sculptures are found around the central Quadrangle of the Springfield Museums. This Dr. Seuss memorial park is appropriately located, as Theodor Seuss Geisel was born and raised in Springfield.
The bronze sculptures were created by sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, who is also Geisel’s step daughter.
Some of the sculptures include:
- Seuss and the Cat in the Hat –Theodor Geisel at his drawing board while the Cat in the Hat sits beside him.
- Horton Court – A group of characters stepping out of an open book.
- The Story Teller – A Seussian storytelling chair with characters peeing around a 10 foot tall book of Oh the Places You’ll Go!
The sculptures tell the story of the famous author-illustrator and display the wondrous characters created.
“By creating the memorial, we hope to spark imagination and creativity in a new generation,” said Joseph Carvalho, president of the Springfield Museums Association. “Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his own neighborhood in Springfield. It’s all still here, just waiting for creative minds to discover it.”
We encourage you to spend some time at any of the Springfield museums. And while you are there, be sure to walk around and explore the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.
Subaru has been leading the subcompact crossover market, as they were the first to have a successful crossover vehicle, the Crosstrek. They are about to raise the bar again, with a redesigned 2018 model.
The five seat XV concept has been revealed and displays Subaru’s new design. Subaru is calling their new design the Dynamic X-Solid, and this vision will be taken into consideration with every new model in the next generation of vehicles.
Subaru wants the new design elements to display a powerful crossover with a luxury quality. In addition, Subaru has placed character lines in specific exterior locations to enhance the dynamic energy of the body shape.
This next-generation Crosstrek, will be share a modular platform with the Impreza compact car, which also has been redesigned and re-engineered. Both vehicles will have athletic looks, and the XV concept also has a hexagonal grille and hawk-eye headlights.
The XV Crosstrek has become the biggest seller in its class since its launch in 2012. Even top critics recognize the powerful competency of the Crosstrek. An IHIS automotive analyst has stated that the Crosstrek is tough completion for the other vehicles in that class.
The next generation Crosstrek is expected to go on sale next year, but stop in to Steve Lewis Subaru to test drive the current Crosstrek. One test drive is all you’ll need to see why this car continually ranks at the top of its class.