Travel theme: Sculpture

I’ve seen some fascinating sculptures in Seattle recently, from the striking pieces at the Olympic Sculpture Park…

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… to living sculptures at Pike Place Market…

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..and that concrete sofa I wrote about earlier at Ballard Corners Park, but my favourite sculptures come from the natural world, like the windows in Arches National Park, sculpted by wind…

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…and the winding Snake River Canyon, sculpted by water…

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..and the volcanoes surrounding Lake Atitlán, sculpted by fire.

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Are you ready to sculpt a post of your own? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Sculpture
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – if you’re already following on WordPress.com, remember I’m getting ready to switch website hosts so sign up for email or RSS to keep up to date on posts.

I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this week’s theme.

xxx Ailsa

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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171 Responses to Travel theme: Sculpture

  1. Wow Alisa your choice for this weeks theme is perfect for me, I have a lot of great pictures to share from a fun afternoon in an outdoor sculpture gallery in New Mexico! Your photos are beautiful today and even though I am going to show some man made sculpture I really agree with your comment that natural sculptures are usually my favorites. :). I’ll be back soon with my post…
    Lisa

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  3. johncoyote says:

    All the photos were amazing. Thank you.

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  5. Amazing pics! I recently went to Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra, so I chose only pics from that trip =)

    http://therewildwest.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/travel-theme-sculpture/

    –Love and Liberation–

    Jan @ TheRewildWest

    • ailsapm says:

      Lovely shots, Jan – the mountains are amazing but wow, that bristlecone pine trunk is stunning. Wonderful photo. xxx

      • Thanks! The patterns on those trees make your mind reel.

      • Ails, do you know what tomorrow’s Travel Theme is going to be yet? If so, could you let me know some time today (leave a comment on my blog or here, doesn’t matter to me), because I don’t have a lot of time tomorrow, so I wanna prepare it tonight =)

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  7. Ese' s Voice says:

    Quite a collection, Ailsa and, to be honest, can’t pick my favo this time. 🙂
    This is what I came up with: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/travel-theme-sculpture/

  8. Heyjude says:

    Great photos Ailsa. I love natural and man-made sculptures. Now I have to decide what to pick!

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  12. aj vosse says:

    Well… I posted a rather interesting sculpture earlier this week. I should have hung on to that thought for a few days. I’ll have to scratch my head on this one… 😉

  13. Magnificent sculpted views, Ailsa. I enjoyed them very much, and hope you like mine too: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/travel-theme-sculpture/

  14. The sculptures are wonderful. Looks like a must see!

  15. Sonel says:

    Great sculptures and theme Ailsa. Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 *hugs*

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  17. loganbruin says:

    I thought for sure a Seattle sculpture blog would include East German Hammering Man, from the front of the Art Museum, but maybe it’s no longer there.
    I went with a famous one and one most people can’t figure out. . . ;o) http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/travel-theme-sculpture/

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  21. Pat . says:

    Your photos are wonderful as always Ailsa, but you weren’t in Wellington at the right time for a visit by Gollum: http://pat666.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/travel-theme-sculpture/

  22. Mariane says:

    Wow… Fantastic series of photos – I like the one with the lady and the one with river – but all are so great – Thank you so much for sharing and hosting this challenge 🙂
    http://www.starhouse.nl/star4/?p=689 – This is my contribution

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  24. Kongo says:

    This was tough one. Hard to choose from so many sculptures. This is my entry. http://travel-monkey.me/2013/06/28/ailsas-travel-theme-sculpture/

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  26. Oh, a difficult theme this week. I never take photos of sculpture(s). Will see what I can come up with. 🙂 Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

  27. restlessjo says:

    Now there’s a great topic, Ailsa! Love that first shot. There are so many amazing contemporary pieces. 🙂

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  29. I have posted some of my favourite pics here:http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/travel-theme-sculpture/
    Specially like the one with the pom pom snowball at Vigeland!! I hope you do too!

  30. Indira says:

    Hi Alisa, fantastic photographs, especially the one sculpted by nature also one with the lady.

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  33. cyardin says:

    Hi Ailsa, great travel theme this week. Spoilt for choice with the ones you have picked. I particularly like the first two in the Olympic Sculpture Park. Cool, glistening, and modern!
    Here is my go for this week: http://christopheryardin.com/2013/06/29/travel-theme-sculpture/

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  35. Opalla says:

    I love the sculpture done by the hands of Nature! I have chosen to present two local sculptors in my post:
    http://opallaontrails.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/travel-theme-sculpture/ have chosen to present local sculptors in the post:

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  39. ledrakenoir says:

    Really great photos, very well captured… 🙂

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  41. paulandjodie says:

    Couldn’t resist the sculpted desert landscape angle
    http://themehop.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/sculpture/

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