Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park – part III

In my last post I took you on a tour around the open air sculpture park.
This post will bring you to a most amazing Sculpture created by Nina Akamu:
The American Horse, 1998 (Bronze).

Read the fascinating story behind this giant sculpture and who insired the artist here.

Belowe our first meeting with this giant Sculpture
A H 1 
First glimpse was from the “Train” that brought us around the park
A H 2 
This was our second glimpse. We thought we had to go back..
A H 3
We returned walking – it was really worth it
A H 4
Inspired by who? What do you think?
A  H 5
We were amazed - watch the details
A H 6
To give you an idea how large the Sculpture really is:
Can you see a human beeing here?
A H 7
Look at this. Majestic. Power. Art. Nature. All in one.

We have more from this wonderful park and gardens.

A well much more from our Summer Vacation.
Next post: California, Victoria, Michigan. Indiania, Minnesota, Washinton, Illinois, Norway or what?  Stay tuned;-)

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32 Comments:

Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Wow! That is such a magnificent sculpture, what a work to get it ready - Leonardo would have been proud of the result!

September 07, 2011 10:28 pm  
Blogger Sandee said...

Wow, beautiful indeed. I would love to see this in person. One of these days.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Anna. :)

September 07, 2011 10:30 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is a magnificent piece...! The size alone is Fantastic in all it's details...! BEAUTIFUL, Tor, just Beautiful...!

September 07, 2011 11:01 pm  
Blogger EastCoastLife said...

Oh wow. It is huge and a majestic sculpture. I would love to see it for myself.

September 08, 2011 5:14 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

The horse sculpture looks almost like a real horse ! what an artist !!

September 08, 2011 7:00 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Oh, WOW! I have never seen a horse that big, I'm sure! I'm so glad you drew attention to the person lying down because I would have missed it altogether!

September 08, 2011 7:05 am  
Anonymous Charles Ravndal said...

Beautiful photos! That's a regal looking statue of a horse! Very nice!

September 08, 2011 1:10 pm  
Anonymous Charles Ravndal said...

By the way, I'm so sorry if I rarely reply on comments in Flickr since I don't really use it that much aside from just storing photos for my blog.

September 08, 2011 1:11 pm  
Blogger Al said...

Wonderful photos Tor!!!

September 09, 2011 5:53 pm  
Blogger Sivinden said...

Det var da en utrolig flott park. Liker så godt hesten av drivved.

September 09, 2011 9:06 pm  
Blogger 4U2! said...

Underbart!
Ha en trevlig helg. Förresten kika gärna in och titta på in Fotoutmaning!

September 09, 2011 9:58 pm  
Blogger Mar said...

Yes, it is magnificent!! gorgeous!!
BTW have you seen the Grand Rapids Lip Dub?

http://bit.ly/jnfdtr

and the story:

http://n.pr/l4BZFo

September 10, 2011 8:24 am  
Blogger Mar said...

It didn't work out like I wanted , here are the direct links again:

the video

the story

September 10, 2011 8:26 am  
Blogger Ms. Becky said...

this is so BIG! and beautiful to be sure. what an inspiring sculpture. thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my blog to say hello. I truly appreciate it. happy day to you.

September 11, 2011 12:55 am  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

The beauty of power and strength and nature. Amazing. Thanks for this, and thanks for stopping by.

September 11, 2011 4:54 am  
Blogger Sandra Carlier said...

Marvelous sculpture, Tor! Just looking at the pictures I imagine your feeling in front of it! Majestic! It looks like we are stil in summer here with 30°C today! And you are soon here!

September 14, 2011 10:15 am  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic scupture!

«Louis» thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

September 14, 2011 4:23 pm  
Blogger lime said...

wow, that really is quite enormous and impressive in the details.

you mentioned coming to MI next year. unfortunately i am quite far from MI. if you find yourselves in eastern pennsylvania though that's my neck of the woods. :)

September 15, 2011 2:24 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

Majestic indeed Tor! Besides Dragon, horse is very auspicious during the Chinese New Year too.

I am slowly catching up Tor :D
Hope you are well and fine.

September 15, 2011 7:07 am  
Blogger Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Beautiful captures :)

September 15, 2011 10:50 pm  
Blogger Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Vilken vacker skulptur av en kraftfull häst :)

September 15, 2011 11:40 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

Thanks for popping by my blog Tor....:D

September 16, 2011 1:47 am  
Blogger 4U2! said...

Glöm inte att i kväll startar ny omgång av Fotoutmaningen för alla hos mig ;)

September 16, 2011 11:14 am  
Blogger Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful sculpture and great shots. Have a nice weekend !

September 16, 2011 3:37 pm  
Blogger Gale said...

Thanks for your post on my Sky Watch. November is a nice time to come back to Texas. I'm sure it was much nicer in Norway this summer than it was here.

Are you coming out for a short stay, or a long one?

September 17, 2011 4:19 am  
Blogger forgetmenot said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. That is truly an amazing sculpture--it captures the power, beauty, and majesty of a magnificent animal. You took some great photos of it--thanks for posting them. Mickie :)

September 17, 2011 4:27 am  
Blogger clairz said...

Amazing! I am so glad you pointed out the human to give us an appreciation of the scale.

September 23, 2011 2:50 am  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

These are utterly amazing. Thanks again, and thanks for stopping by.

September 23, 2011 3:37 am  
Blogger Aarti said...

came over from your other blog... Wow, have never seen anything like this before.. absolutely gorgeous...

what a lovely sculpture and so life life...

September 23, 2011 6:44 am  
Blogger 4U2! said...

TACK för din kommentar. Ja, jag älskar att gå i skogen och nu när vi har en "liten" en där jag bor så försöker jag gå där så mycket som möjligt.
Ha en fin dag!

September 23, 2011 9:37 am  
Blogger helenmac said...

So very glad to see that you found the beauty of art and nature at Meijer Gardens! It is a wondrous place. Sorry that you missed it last summer when they had the glass sculptures of Chihuly. Here are my posts from last year. http://helenmac-fabiusdaybyday.blogspot.com/search/label/Chihuly

September 23, 2011 8:34 pm  
Blogger helenmac said...

P.S. your photos are great!

September 23, 2011 8:34 pm  

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