An Alphabet challenge! This week Patti invites us to share images that feature a subject on the letter A. We can also include signs and graffiti with the letter A. For an added challenge, Patti suggests capturing an image that illustrates a concept with the letter A, such as alone, abstract, or afraid.
I have chosen Art, Arch, Architecture and Abstract.
When it comes to impressive new artwork, one of my greatest favorites are The Kelpies in Scotland. We visited in 2014 when they were just put in place. The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures depicting kelpies (shape-shifting water spirits), located near Falkirk, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal. The Kelpies were designed by sculptor Andy Scott as a monument to horse-powered heritage across Scotland.
Thank you for all your inspirational entries for Tina’s challenge last week! A beautiful highlighting of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi.
We are looking forward to seeing your new choices – please include a link to Patti’s original post and use the Lens-Artists tag so that everyone can find your post in the WP Reader. We hope you will join the fun!
Finally, stay tuned for Amy’s challenge next week – and until then, stay safe and well.
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I am impressed by the beautiful monastery in Bulgaria and the stunning sculpture of horses. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you, Ana – happy you liked them – and I still regret not visiting the horses uplit in the night. I got to know that when we were back home!
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Wow – especially that abstract one
Thank you, Margaret – a much loved spot with the branches hanging low over the water.
WOW. Beautiful and unique selections A-C. Superb.
Glad you like them, John!
I really love all the detail in your choices, especially that first image. Those horses are so unique and I’m glad to see the shot from farther away to get a feel for how big they are. Your abstract is beautiful – like a painting. 🙂
Thank you so much – happy you liked them all! The horses are really something when you see them from afar, and then slowly walk up to them. it is almost chocking. They stand rather alone out there too.
You’re welcome. It must be quite a stunning sight!
Wonderful examples of the letter A, Ann-Christine. The abstract effect of the reflections in the water is beautiful.
Thank you, Sue – that is a much loved spot with the leaves hanging low.
Beautiful images Ann-Christine, I especially love the way you captured the Kelpies and the arches in Bulgaria 💛
Thank you, Xenia – lovely memories.
Beautiful sculptures of horses! They would be something to see in person! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you – I could go there again any day. It was amazing.
The Hockney piece made me do a double take. So interesting as is your whole post this week.
Ah, thank you very much, Rusha!
Love the horse sculptures
Glad you do too! Thank you!
Oooh! I love that horse sculpture!
Sooo glad you do too! Thank you!
The paintings in the monastery are amazing. I have recently been watching a program about African Renaissance: When Art meets Power and another series about Africa’s Great Civilisations which I found fascinating. The cultures, the artwork are simply fascinating and it is astonishing that a continent that had so many great dynasties in its past is where it is today.
And those Kelpies are just adorable. 🐴
Sounds like interesting programmes, Jude. We have a channel for adventures and travel, history and discovery, where they have interesting gems too. Never seen these two though!
And I never get tired of the Kelptes. If I ever come back there, i will go when it is dark. They are beautifully lit, a friend told me.
That’s a jaw dropper of a monastery, Ann Christine! A fabulous shot! I always meant to go up to see the Kelpies but I doubt I could have done them justice like this. Thank you! 🙂 🙂
Jo, Jo, next time you have to see them! A tip from a Scottish friend – go at night, they are spectacularly uplit!
Fabulous collection, AC, as always! I am stunned by the beauty of the monastery! Wow. Gorgeous! No wonder why you enjoyed it for hours!
Unforgettable. Especially as you could not see it before entering the grand door. Hidden gem. Glad you enjoyed it too! Thank you!
As always, your images are beautiful and evocative. I love the kelpies especially.
Glad you like them, Su – and I adore the Kelpies. Breathtaking to see them with my own eyes.
Great post, Leya! I’m so glad you included the Kelpies. They really are stunning and your photographs do them justice.
Why thank you so much – praise from you is like honey for me!
I simply smiled as I looked through your photos 😀 😀
I am glad you did! Soon we will all run out of old favorites to post, won’t we!
Beautiful images Ann-Christine. I especially like the Kelpies. What magnificent sculptures and photographed so well..
Thank you, Anne. I love them immensely – and they were such a surprise to see in real life! Impressive. With the light shining through they were magical.
You do find some off-beat sites in your travels. I love that monastery, and how could I have missed those Kelpies when they’re (relatively) near at hand? And your own artistic contributions are wonderful too. Thank you!
Margaret, your comments are always positive and uplifting! Thank you. A tip – if the Kelpies are so close to you – go when it is dark. My Scottish friend tells me they are ravishingly lit up!
There’s a tip to store away and remember – thank you.
You are welcome.
Your photos are to die for. There is so much beauty in this world and and your pictures makes me snap out of my humdrum existence. Beautiful!
♥ Your words make me happy before I go to sleep tonight. We all need some positive words and thoughts – wishing you a lovely Thursday!
As always, I like them all immensely, but the frosty mirror and that gorgeous monastery? Oh, my!
Glad you liked them, Janet – and I wish some frost would come along!
I wish somewhere near us would get some real snow. I’d hop in the van and drive there! 🙂
Wow… The Rila Monastery is magnificent. The giant horse sculpture reminds me the one I saw in Chicago. I love these two beautiful abstracts.
Great choices, AC!
So glad you enjoyed them, Amy! And nature does the best work according to me!
Well Ann-Christine, as always your post is a true inspiration. What an incredible place that Bulgarian monastery is – simply glorious! And I was happy you included both the close-up and the wider shot of the kelpies as the latter gives us a true perspective of what a massive undertaking the sculptures must have been. Interestingly, you header of the car mirror was my favorite this week. Something about the beautiful pattern of the frost, and the sense of absolute cold it conveys, was magical for me. Wonderful post!
Thank you so much, Tina! And right now that mirror represents what we should have had for Christmas…frost. On the news they announced that this November, December was the least sunny ever in Sweden. Stockholm hadn’t had a single hour of sun.
OMG I don’t want to be dramatic but I honestly don’t think I could tolerate that. Do the Swedes use those sun lamps that are recommended here for those who suffer from Seasonal Affect Disorder?
I think some do. Some put up sheets on the walls if they do not have white walls. Then a tough lamp to that. Last year November was tough – 3 hours of sunlight. Now this year…Maybe three hours in two months…+ Corona darkness. We read abrout increasing depression.
Wonderful selection of terms and corresponding photos. For me, your choices over a wide range of styles – which is one of the reasons I love them all. Well done!
Thank you kindly, Frank. This topic is wide open!
Gorgeous photos. Inspires me to join the challenge.
Then I am delighted!