while exploring the brooklyn salvation armies last week, we found ourselves outside the broken angel building in bedford stuyvesant (location of dave chapelle’s block party). it’s a mesmerizing building! it reminds me of a place i went to when i was a kid, called the adventure playground– a junkyard jungle gym, where (at 8 years old) we were given wood, hammers, nails, & paint to build whatever we wanted, without supervision. it’s one of my favorite childhood memories because it was so exciting to have that kind of freedom to be creative. i was surprised to find out the place still exists! it was started in the 1979, by a man who studied child development– he believed that children have the most fun designing and building their own environment. there were adventure playgrounds in other parts of the country and around the world (it started in scandinavia). does anyone else have memories of going to one?

broken angel photo is from onebadapple’s broken angel flicker set