~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 249: Art in the Park (and other places) ~

John Steiner, invites us to feature photos of Art in all its various forms. I’m starting with an architecture shot of *Château de Chenonceau, which my husband and I visited in 1994 when we were taken on a country-wide tour of France by his cousin Katherine and her husband Jean-Francois. Château de Chenonceau is one of the best-known châteaux of the Loire Valley. I had a little point and shoot camera, which explains the small image!

Katherine knew there were paintings by a relative of the family at the Musee d’art et d’histoire de Saint-Brieuc, Brittany France. When we visited, she insisted that we be allowed to see the, as yet unrestored painting, L’ange des oliviers by Alphonse Muraton. French painter (1824-1911) , and I was given permission to take a photo of it.

At Balboa Park in San Diego, CA there is a sculpture garden featuring several large Henry Moore sculptures. My sisters were ready to move on, so I didn’t see it all, however this shot, Reclining Figure is representative.

Closer to home and a short walk from my condominium in Long Beach, WA, is this bronze memorial sculpture titled, Clark’s Tree. It commemorates the end of Lewis and Clark’s journey across North America, and is near the place where Clark carved a message on a living tree to establish United States precedence of discovery and occupation in what was then the Oregon Country. The memorial was created by Stanley Wanlass,

Near Clark’s Tree is a public access pathway over the berm to the beach. Conveniently located, this bike rack is an example of how PNW themes like Salmon, are integrated into practical objects..

On your walk with life, please honor our earth, encourage dignity and share kindness. 🐾

*The current château was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river. The bridge over the river was built (1556–1559) to designs by the French Renaissance architect Philibert de l’Orme, and the gallery on the bridge, built from 1570 to 1576 to designs by Jean Bullan.

Thanks to John Steiner for giving us more food for thought and a chance to highlight Art we love!

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16 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 249: Art in the Park (and other places) ~

  1. Ralph Becker says:

    We’ve been to Chenonceau. Your tiny photo is as perfect as it could be.

  2. Leya says:

    Loved L’ange des oliviers!

  3. Wind Kisses says:

    This was nice! I wish I would have know about the Bronze Clark’s Tree when we drove through there (also wish I would have known you). And the Salmon to mark the entrance to the beach trail is a favorite.

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Donna. Well, now you know about Clark’s tree, and if you ever are in “my neck of the woods” let me know your on the way, and we’ll see if we can meet up!

  4. Love the post! Clark’s tree is now on my list to see the next time we are in the state.
    Very cool that you were allowed to photograph the painting.

  5. JohnRH says:

    Excellent. How nice to have a personal tour of France. The banner shot looks like a fish out of water… too long! 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    Love the tree especially! What a great collection!

  7. Such a fascinating post! Really enjoyed reading this and how many things you discovered – that was great you had permission to take a photo of the family painting – stunning.

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