The Sculpture Park at Silkeborg in Denmark

Blue chairs in trees at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, Denmark

The first thing that greeted us were these blue chairs sprinkled throughout the trees at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, Denmark.

The next was this blue person fountain which our friend Mike entitled ‘Busting for a pee’. Blue person fountain which our friend Mike entitled 'Busting for a pee' at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkThere were a variety of other sculptures that came into focus as we wandered through the parklike setting. Yellow acorn sculpture at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkThis sculpture was entitled ‘Story time for little horses’ by its creator.'Story time for little horses' sculpture at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkWeather vane with a metal feather pointing out the way of the wind. Weather vane with a metal feather sculpture at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkA ‘jungle gym’ made of metal tree branches populated with giant snails and birds, and small swinging children. Jungle gym type sculpture at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkStrutting screeching eagle. Strutting eagle sculpture at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkWeathered and stacked wood. Stacked and weathered wood at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkAn abstract kiss. Abstract kiss sculpture at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkA series of connected concrete pools like a spinal cord that winds its way down a hill. Concrete pools like a spine meander down a hill at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkOversized guitar picks housed in wired cages caught our attention.Oversized guitar picks at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkOversized guitar picks at the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) in Silkeborg, DenmarkMetal circle sculptures.Two sculptures of metal circles at the Silkeborg Sculpture Garden in DenmarkSisyphus, a huge rolling stone sculpture that is periodically hauled up the hill. The sculpture bears a resemblance to a certain orange tyrant, and somewhere, someone must take on the Sisyphean task of getting the stone to roll uphill instead of perpetually downhill as is its wont. Sisyphus, a huge rolling stone sculpture that is periodically hauled up the hill at the Silkeborg Sculpture Garden in DenmarkNot overly photogenic were padlocked wooden covers scattered throughout the grounds, but as we came close they began a series of whimpers, moans, coughs, and cries of people trapped beneath the earth.

The Sculpture Park was on the grounds of a former spa which was established in 1883.
At one time the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) was a spa (famous for its rusty waters?!) This fountain was part of the spa which was first established in 1883.I find the aging and the rusty water tones of this fountain to be as interesting a ‘sculpture’ as the newer pieces. At one time the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) was a spa (famous for its rusty waters?!) This fountain was part of the spa which was first established in 1883.At one time the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) was a spa (famous for its rusty waters?!) This fountain was part of the spa which was first established in 1883.At one time the Sculpture Park (KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad) was a spa (famous for its rusty waters?!) This fountain was part of the spa which was first established in 1883.One part of the gardens contains the Bunkermuseet, camouflaged bunkers dating back to 1943 to 1945 when Germany occupied Denmark.Camouflaged bunkers in the Sculpture Garden at Silkeborg in DenmarkCamouflaged bunkers in the Sculpture Garden at Silkeborg in DenmarkThere is also an art gallery in the former spa headquarters but by the time we had finished exploring the garden and lake (free) the gallery was about to close.

More of Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sculpture.

4 responses to “The Sculpture Park at Silkeborg in Denmark

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  2. What a lovely walk in the park! The sculptures were surprising and your write up complimented each perfectly. ‘Bursting to pee’ was so apt and made me smile and so did the resemblance of one rolling stone. The spinal pools curving were so eye catching, more like a backbone of some prehistoric monster . Super post!

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