European Art “When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India, or America, in Europe or Australia.” Jiddu Krishnamurti This week John has asked us to post about public art – in the park or anywhere else for that matter. Now that is […]Lens-Artists Challenge #249 – Art in the Park
couldn’t begin to count the art treasures I’ve enjoyed throughout our years of travel. I’ve left out the incredible architecture of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, or that of the Great Wall of China or the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona. I’ve omitted amazing treasures like those housed in Paris’s beautiful Louvre or New York’s glorious Guggenheim – both masterpieces in their own rights. I’ve neglected the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. But art doesn’t have to be famous to be wonderful, its beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as well as that of its creator. At the end of the day, that’s what art is all about. As well it should be and ever it shall be.
Sincere thanks to John for the opportunity to focus on much of the world’s beauty. Be sure to visit and link to his wonderful posthere, and to include the Lens-Artists Tag to appear in our reader. Thanks also to those of you who joined us for last week’s Mood challenge. Your responses covered a wide range of emotions and ways to express them through photography. Finally, Amy will lead us next week so be sure to check out her Share and Connect site next Saturday at noon EST. Until then, as always please stay safe, be kind and enjoy the journey.
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Collage Locations – Left to Right
Europe Top: Budapest park statue, Vienna high rise, Boulbon France parade / Bottom: Provence-Chateau La Coste, Prague- Leather cowboy chair, Budapest Solarium Ceiling
South America (all in Buenos Aires) Top: La Boca Musician, Silver Flower, La Boca’s Colorful Houses / Bottom: Subway entrance (also today’s header), Wall Art, La Boca Upper Window Installation
Israel Top: Jaffa antiquity statues, Acra Mosque, Tel Aviv wall art / Bottom: Tel Aviv Dancing Shoes art installation, Church of the Annunciation windows
China Top: Dali Garden, Longsheng Buddha, Beijing Advertisement / Bottom: Beijing Dragon, Beijing Rooftop Warrior Statue
U.S. West Top: Seattle, Chihuly Glass (first and second images),Utah Roadside Restaurant / Bottom: Utah Sneaker Tree, Oregon horse statues, California Wall Art
Eastern U.S. Top: Ghent NY Church Window, Charleston SC wall/performance art, Taconic NY state park welcome center / Middle: Ashville NC Pigs Strolling, Charleston SC Pineapple Welcome Statue, NYC wall art / Bottom: NY Culinary Institute welcome fountain, Charleston Magnolia Gardens statue, Saratoga NY Jockey statuettes