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Tag Archives: Hopscotch

While in Sydney City recently with a friend we came across this street art outside the Queen Victoria Building. My initial impression of the squares with numbers is that it was a giant hopscotch, however it doesn’t look like any hopscotch I have ever played on. I then presumed that the hot pink squares and numbers might have something to do with Sydney Art and About. What I did love about the sporadic hopscotch is that it provided a unique play instrument in such a busy urban environment. However I was disappointed to observe that only children seemed bold enough to play so publically. Why can’t we provide more sporadic play instruments in the cities, such as hopscotch’s and Double Happiness (below), wouldn’t forcing play into everyday situations provide a quick break from reality and wouldn’t this result in fresh outlooks and happier people?

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