Lens Artists Challenge #249: Art in the park (and other places)

This weeks challenge is John’s Art in the Park

This week’s challenge features a focus on the arts. Public art in all its forms and locations. Whether in a park or a parking lot, an outdoor theater, or a street corner, art in public places can be found in communities worldwide.

Here we go

Mustion Linna – Mustio Manor is a similar place like the one mentioned in the group, but in a smaller scale here in Finland.

Mustio Manor is one of the most precious manor houses in Finland with a history of more than two hundred years. The manor was built between 1783 and 1792 by Magnus Linder II. The manor house is the largest non-ecclesiastic wooden buildings in Finland. The architecture is a mix of the two styles, rococo and neo-classicism, while the Gustavian style dominates the interior.

The park was originally designed as a baroque park in 1787 but in the late 19th century Fridolf Linder renewed the park into an English style of park. He planted many exotic trees from all over the world, which are unusual species in Finland.

The park is now a welcome retreat for the soul with its winding paths, romantic bridges, statues, follies and a water lily path over the water.

Here are some finds from my travels, statues seems to be the most popular art in parks.

Since opening in 2009, Wynwood Walls has evolved into a globally renowned street art museum . These remarkable Walls have transformed the definition of modern art and become a career-defining moment for contributing artists, all while helping to make Wynwood one of the world’s most celebrated urban revitalization projects and an oasis for cutting-edge creativity. The shots below are from 2018.

Art festival in Florida also in 2018

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens, with many statues.

I invite you to join us this week to  John’s Art in the Park

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16 thoughts on “Lens Artists Challenge #249: Art in the park (and other places)

  1. Awesome examples of public art Ritva! Your collection is so complete it’s hard to pick a favorite. I did like the two hanging umbrella statues and, of course, Mickey Mouse just because I’m a big fan.

  2. Great selection of art in the open air, Ritva! The first park, the Totem poles, the hanging umbrellas, Vizcaya…feast for the eyes 😊

  3. Terrific Ritva, lots of truly wonderful pieces of art, beautifully captured as always. I must admit thought I laughed out loud at the “Sorry I called you….” sign. I need to keep that in mind for the next time I need it LOL.

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