Phew! Patti, I think you win the award for the looooongest title challenge to date, at least that I’ve seen.

I’m featuring photos from Illinois today and although I know most of you expect nature when you come here, what could be more iconicalyl Illinois than the Arcs and Arches of the Bean in Chicago? It’s a mind-bending Awesome Artistic beauty.

These Architectural features (and yes, you could say Arcs again) are found in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Let’s close with a two-fer: Animals in a nature Alley.

for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #126: An Alphabet Challenge–Subjects That Begin with the Letter A.

  1. pattimoed says:

    You are so clever, Janet. I have similar shots in Chicago, but I never thought to use them the way you did! Great idea. I love that woodland shot. Great atmosphere, too.

  2. peggyjoan42 says:

    Quite interesting.

  3. You met the challenge really well! I love that Stag!

  4. Wonderful job … and I especially like the first one!

  5. Amy says:

    Very cool shot, Janet!

  6. That was fun! The reflection photo is amazing — and mind-bending. Hugs on the wing!

  7. Teresa says:

    That first photo is interesting!

  8. Tina Schell says:

    Dazzling doubles Janet – might want to save them to reuse for the letter D 😀. Have seen at least several dozen (there’s that D again!) images of the bean but yours is by far the best and most creative. Definitely contest worthy!!

    • Great idea for “D”, Tina. I was thinking I should start figuring out photos to go with all the letters now. 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment about my shot of The Bean. I had a difficult time deciding which to use for the challenge. It was so much fun to take photos of it. Where do you find photo contests? I guess I could just search online, but any I should look for? I have a couple bird shots that might do all right.

  9. Sue says:

    Marvellous images, and the woodland shot is perfect!

  10. Prior... says:

    Hi Janet – can never get enough of the bean!
    And even though you do post nature –
    I also think of you with art – Illinois and — tea!!
    So not surprised haha

    • No, The Bean is just wonderful and exciting. Tea? Yeah, that’s certainly me and Illinois…well I miss it a bit. Not saying I don’t like where I am, but there are lots of things there, including my park and friends (and winter) that I miss.

      • Prior... says:

        Well I know some of what you are feeling – have a been transplanted a few times I think some of what we go thru is universal – and then personal and individual takes – but I know what you mean!!

  11. Hammad Rais says:

    Ah, wonderfully varied but the call of A is certainly powerful in them 🙂

  12. Resa says:

    All Amazing Appearances!

  13. Lignum Draco says:

    Love that last photo of the deer in the tunnel of light.

  14. Leya says:

    Great choices, Janet! The deer in the tunnel must be once in a lifetime…!

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