I'd planned to cycle around to all the metro Park(ing) Day locations on Friday, but lunch and a few distractions intervened. Paul Schmelzer hit the same block I visited and shot the same locations, so I'll let him tell it.
His post attracted a revealing comment:
I suppose then the harried good people trying to find a parking space are allowed to go park on the green at Lake Harriet? What a dose of pointless idiocy and youthful self-righteousness this is. And if looking at a bunch of self-absorbed, underemployed hipsters is to be seen as injecting wonder into the urban landscape, well, I think I’d be better off in Mumbai.
Mr. Anonymous saw those paved spaces as the exclusive domain of harried good people in cars, which of course is the prevailing view of these public spaces. Pedestrians and cyclists should stay off the streets and keep their quarters in their pockets.
Had he looked, Mr. Anonymous would have found more parking in the Monte Carlo lot right next to the temporary parks, and he would have seen more self-righteousness and self-absorption in his mirror.