Lens Artists Photo Challenge #249 – Public Art

Alaska

Lighthouse attacked by Octopus, Valdez; Bear statue, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; Moose, Talkeetna; Giant Chicken, Chicken; Totem, Ketchikan; Mural, Juneau; Mural, Seward; Memorial to the men and women who built the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Valdez

Ireland and Scotland

Highland Cow in the Scottish Highlands; Charlie Chaplin, Waterville, Ireland; Mural in Waterville, Ireland; Faith, Hope and Charity in Inverness, Scotland; Immigrant Statue, Cobh, Ireland; Star Wars in the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland; The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland; Mural in Glasgow, Scotland

Around the USA

Header image is Forsyth Park Fountain, Savannah, Geogia; Andy and Opie in Mount Airy, NC; Mark Twain in Hannibal, Missouri; Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin in Hannibal, Missouri; Tybee Island Pier, Georgia; Laurel and Hardy, Harlem, Georgia; Buddy Holly, Lubbock, Texas; Mississippi River Mural, Cape Girado, Missouri; Cadillac Ranch, Texas; Mermaids, Weeki Wachi Springs, Florida; Wyland Wall, Key West, Florida; Waving Girl, Savannah, Georgia

Many thanks to John for challenging us to focus on public art in all it’s forms and locations. You can find his original post at Lens-Artists Challenge #249 – Art in the Park (and other places)

27 thoughts on “Lens Artists Photo Challenge #249 – Public Art

  1. Great collection of art in the park and other places for sure. The Charlie Chaplin statue made me smile. We stayed outside the town of Waterville for a night, a nice and friendly town. I love that the statue overlooked the sea, and I enjoyed learning about more of his personal life. I think the Giant Chicken had to be my favorite this morning.

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    1. Donna, many thanks. Waterville was a stop on our Ring of Kerry tour. We only had a short time there but I thought it would be a great place to spend a few days. The giant chicken is in the tiny town of Chicken, Alaska.

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  2. Terrific collection Beth! So many favorites but like several others I agree that octopus statue is really wonderful. The thing I loved about this challenge, which you’ve truly highlighted, is that art is everywhere and has a way of making us realize that in the end people have more in common than our contentious news reports would have us believe!

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    1. Tina, thank you so much! The octopus statue is one of my favorites, too. Yes, art is everywhere and I love to photograph it when I can. I had a hard time choosing which images to use.

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  3. What a great collection, Beth. I love how you highlighted so many places and unique pieces of art like the octopus and the lighthouse. Where is the statue of the Waving Girl in Savannah? I never saw it before!

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