Dutch goes the Photo offers weekly photo challenges. Life’s been so busy lately, I forgot about these until I saw another blogger I follow post her contribution for this week. The theme is Sculpture. Having been on a recent trip to Washington D.C. I knew I had some photos of some famous sculptures. We do have some large, iconic sculpture here in the United States.
The first photo, however, is not iconic but symbolic all the same. It is in YMCA of the Rockies, in Estes Park, Colorado. Can you see the YMCA? Because this work of art is of children – happy children in an outdoor setting – it is one of my favorite sculptures.
Next, I offer Mt. Rushmore, which is definitely an iconic piece of sculpture. But, I had to look up and see if this would be considered a sculpture or not. And, I was pleased to find out that at least according to wikipedia, it is. Here is a piece from the National Park Service on Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mt. Rushmore. This is one piece of sculpture I recommend everyone see. It is inspiring as well as amazing to think of how the faces of four of our past Presidents were carved into a granite mountainside.
I think it is safe to say that Abraham Lincoln is loved by most people in the U.S.. The large sculpture of him at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.. offers a place to not only marvel at the sculptor’s adept creativity, but also be reminded of the words of this great leader.
I threw this next sculpture in because it is one that was new to me on this last visit to Washington D.C.. It is outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This cowboy sculpture with the prickly pear at the horses feet is filled with detail and color. It was quite eye catching!
Lastly, I offer a somewhat new sculpture on the American scene. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial sits near the Tidal Basin portion of the National Mall and was opened to the public in 2011. We visited the memorial in 2015. King’s memorial is a great reminder for us all to get along and treat others as we want to be treated ourselves.
Thanks to Dutch goes the Photo for offering weekly photo challenges for bloggers. It is always fun to see what others post!