Allerton Park on a Spring Day :: flagpoles/statues/mazes  

In late April, I decided to visit Allerton Park and see what it was that everyone was talking about. This wasn't your typical park filled with flagpoles and playgrounds. Instead it was filled with sheer elegance. There was so much beauty at times it was hard to grasp. Allerton Park was created by Robert Allerton in the 1920s and 30s. Robert was basically a very rich man (via inheritance) that enjoyed farming. He created several formal gardens and appreciated fine statuary. I enjoyed my day at Allerton and definitely plan to return. In fact, I did so in June. Pictures are available.

Allerton Mansion and Lake

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Allerton Mansion and Lake

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Statue outside the walled garden

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Statue outside the walled garden

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Walled garden

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Walled garden

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Square Parterre

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Square Parterre

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Adam, or The Creation Of Man

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Adam, or The Creation Of Man

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Chinese Parterre

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Chinese Parterre

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Avenue of the Chinese Musicians

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Avenue of the Chinese Musicians

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Sunken Garden

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Sunken Garden

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Looking northeast towards statue of Adam
Sunken Garden

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Looking northeast towards statue of Adam
Sunken Garden

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Death of the Last Centaur

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Death of the Last Centaur

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One of the two sets of four pillars that frame the Death of the Last Centaur

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
One of the two sets of four pillars that frame the Death of the Last Centaur

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Standing water (in the 600 acre flood plain area)

Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois
Standing water (in the 600 acre flood plain area)

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