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

Happy Sunday! John from Journey with Johnbo is the host for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and the theme of Art in the Park (and other Places) was chosen.

I may not be the first person to admit this and most likely won’t be the last but I don’t really pay attention to art pieces in public. I feel they require a certain degree of mindfulness to be noticed or maybe it’s the fact that no matter how hard I try to practice being mindful, my busy brain just doesn’t want to calm down long enough to really take in the surroundings.

This is the city park, by the way, two years ago, on 4th of July. There’s a festival every July – food trucks, concerts, fireworks – they call it the Days of Liberty. There were extra festivities in 2021 since the city couldn’t hold its centennial celebration the year before (for obvious reasons).

It was so cute that they even dressed the family of geese, putting a visor and bow on Mama Goose and hats on the goslings.

When I saw the theme for this challenge, I thought about this image, taken down the street from the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

I honestly thought this guy was real and was about to go ask if I could sit next to him until I saw the newspaper remaining so still despite there was a breeze.

Finally, as I’m writing this post, I’m at the Salt Lake Airport, waiting for a flight to LA. It’s the first leg of the my trip to London. From LA, it’s a 4-hour layover before catching a flight to Heathrow.

This photo was taken right after seeing John’s post. There are actually plenty of art on the wall of the airport but I’ve always been in hurry to notice any.

18 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #249: Art in the Park (and other Places)

  1. I love your selections, especially the geese. I think the man with the paper would have stumped me as well. So realistic. And I agree, I don’t always notice either, especially on our own town. The art seems commonplace.

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