How about we keep up with the non-birding theme for today’s post. I’ll even switch it up a bit and break with the Chain O’ Lakes State Park shoots and go with another of my favorite locations – Allerton Park. This park located in Monticello, Illinois is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors. It doesn’t matter if you are a birder, flower enthusiast, hiker or even an admirer of the eclectic art scene, Allerton will assuredly entertain you. The spotlight today is on the art elements contained in the park.
Allerton has actually been featured several times on this blog including quite a haul on a birding outing last year (link here). This post is a companion piece to the previous art segment back in December 2012 (link here). Robert Allerton was an odd sort filling his 1500 acres with all kinds of interesting art pieces. With the exception of the special setting for the pinnacle piece, the Sun Singer, most of the pieces are scattered about the park in the flower gardens or out along the various walking trails. To this day, I probably haven’t found all the pieces he put on display – that is one of the reasons this place is so appealing to me – there is always something outright new or new conditions to capture in the tin. I believe this particular piece is called Adam (a reproduction of Auguste Rodin’s Adam sculpture from Paris). Like the Centaur in the previous post, I tend to prefer these in their black and white treatment.
Hit the link to see a few more shots from Allerton.