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Sculptures For Everyone

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 30 August 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

On a visit to the Mid-West, I had a few hours in Des Moines, the Capital of Iowa. Downtown, close to the Starbucks, is this fine sculpture park (John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park) I have watched grow the past few years.

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

Good one...Nice walk area...

30 Aug 2010 5:32am

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

wow interesting place and great shot !

30 Aug 2010 5:32am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Very pleasant place to walk through, seems so quiet.
Great B&W capture !

30 Aug 2010 5:33am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

beautiful intresting image!!:)

30 Aug 2010 7:04am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

A beautiful composition to the black and white is well balanced

30 Aug 2010 7:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Weird how i see both an artsy playground and a cemetary here. This image intrigues me a lot. Great large view you offer, with so many details to browse through. The snaky path seems to lead directly to the arrow-shaped building, as if inviting to take-off... I like that a lot especially for the woman on her wheelchair, like a dream or a hope*

30 Aug 2010 7:50am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nicely composed and perfect in that contrasted B&W.

30 Aug 2010 7:55am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great panoramic of this garden with sculptures, and good b/w

30 Aug 2010 11:47am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I really like shots of public open space. The converging paths and two pairs of characters make a great composition.

30 Aug 2010 11:54am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

public art in Iowa even!

30 Aug 2010 12:17pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful photograph . So many different things one can see here .

30 Aug 2010 12:50pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine picture of this attractive park. I like the S curve and the view of the downtown area. Nice one.

30 Aug 2010 2:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

You must have family in the midwest. I like the curve in the walkway.

30 Aug 2010 2:36pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom


30 Aug 2010 4:05pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice cityscape

30 Aug 2010 4:27pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

B&W works so well here looks like an interesting park, worth a slow stroll around to take in all the statues

30 Aug 2010 6:42pm

PHIL MORRIS from Canada

Very nice that the woman had someone to take her for a look around
the park. Lots of room there for more statues.

30 Aug 2010 6:42pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Interesting photo. It's a pretty "wide-open" area to look at (for those who are more accustomed to seeing large trees in parks). However,looking more closely I see there may eventually be some large trees along the park perimeter.

30 Aug 2010 8:07pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

what a quaint shot :)

30 Aug 2010 8:36pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

Love this way which winds and allows to circulate easily in the middle of all these modern sculpture . And love these places of greenery in the city ! Beautiful shot !

30 Aug 2010 8:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Art is definitely the way to go when you want to attract people. I love how it is centrally located among the surrounding buildings. Makes for a nice place to overlook. Your processing in B&W really brings out the free form of the sidewalk

30 Aug 2010 10:11pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I like the high contrast!

30 Aug 2010 11:46pm

Ajay from Pune, India

This is such a beautiful view. And the place looks so neat and well maintained.

31 Aug 2010 2:14am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Grat composition..Love the curvy,winding path and the cityscape against clouds...
Lovely B & W shot..

31 Aug 2010 2:53am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

your image here bringing us a strong message:

One who can walk with his/her own feet is among the luckiest

31 Aug 2010 3:24am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

I like the crisp focus of this interesting image, Steve.

31 Aug 2010 4:55am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

31 Aug 2010 5:50am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh wow! Sculptures everywhere. Wonderful composition and perspective. Your B&W images are always spot on. Great contrast

31 Aug 2010 6:49am

10Fraction from Rennes, France

Marvelous contrasts and the foreground is just eye-sticking

31 Aug 2010 9:16am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, that is a gorgeous black and white. Just amazing. Fantastic with the figures and sculptures!

1 Sep 2010 5:01am