Once again, Cee has provided a golden opportunity for me to share some recently-taken pictures that I might otherwise not have easily been able to categorize, with her Fun Foto Challenge which this week is about Anything Man-Made.
No sight is more welcome to a weary traveler than a rest area which is, in itself, man-made, but there can sometimes be an added attraction as we discovered on our recent trip to Salt Lake City. Not only did we get to do all the things that you normally do when you stop at a rest area but we were also able to look at some interesting art work.
Our first stop in Iowa presented us with Harvest, a sculpture by artist Tom Stancliffe. Originally from the Chicago area, Tom now lives in Iowa. Harvest is made of silicon bronze and stainless steel.
In Nebraska there’s a piece by George Baker called Nebraska Wind Sculpture. You might miss it if you don’t walk all the way to the back of the rest area but fortunately, since ‘walking about’ is one of my prime reasons for stopping while on the road, I eventually discovered this particular artwork in a small pond.
Also in Nebraska we found this granite sculpture called Nebraskan Gateway by Anthony Padovado.
Up/Over by Linda Howard was among ten pieces by various artists commissioned as part of Nebraska’s celebration of the Nation’s Bicentennial. We saw this one at the Ogallala west-bound rest area before driving on to Wyoming.
On the way home we stopped in Tiffin, Iowa and saw this literary monument. I must just say here that as well as getting to enjoy all this amazing artwork, the rest areas were very clean and well maintained thus helping to make a long road trip a little less tedious.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to http://ceenphotography.com/2015/10/06/cees-fun-foto-challenge-anything-man-made/