Just like I can never pass up a photo opportunity with a beautiful flower, there's rarely a piece of public art that I walk by on our travels that I don't snap a picture of. Perhaps I just appreciate their stillness, when I'm usually trying to grab a shot of a running 3-year-old or a baby who refuses to look at the camera and smile.
But I think these beautiful sculptures, statues and landmarks are worthy of their photo moment. Here are a few of my favorites.
Found outside the Field Museum on the grounds of the Museum Campus in Chicago:
In downtown St. Petersburg, Florida:
Outside the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, Michigan:
I only wish I knew more about these pieces. But did I mention the 3-year-old and the baby? Doesn't leave much time for delving into the finer points of art history as we walk around.
Speaking of not having much time, we're off for a week on the lake in Michigan next week (the first of two trips this month to our neighbor state to the north!) I won't be blogging until we get back, but I'll try to update Facebook and Twitter with tales of our adventure there, so be sure you're following.
This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.