Week 7 – Rows of Lego Art

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This is from The Art of Brick, presented by artist Nathan Sawaya.  From a NYC corporate lawyer, to a Lego artist, it has always been his dream to create works of art from Lego toys.  So here is his presentation of Nefertiti, made from Rows of Lego blocks.  Thanks for taking a look. Gary

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Week 6 – My First Visit to The Beartooth Highway

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I have visited Yellowstone National Park several times, but have not been able to drive the Beartooth Highway either into or out of the park, due to snow closing the roads.  There was a gentleman sitting on the edge overlooking this canyon, which it gives you an idea of how expansive this area is.  A little information follows my blog.  Thanks for stopping by.  Gary

Welcome to the Beartooth Highway – a National Scenic Byways All-American Road.  This 68 mile byway winds its way through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming and leads into Yellowstone National Park at its Northeast Entrance.  Since opening to automobile travel in 1937 the Beartooth Highway has welcomed visitors from around the world – introducing them to one of the most diverse ecosystems accessible by auto in the United States.

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Week 5 – HDR

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Continuing on from the previous trip, we made a stop at Cumberland Falls State Park. Not only did we enjoy the surrounding area and the falls, we were treated to a rainbow, that was only visible for a few minutes.  The colors and textures that were available in this shot made it one that I thought should be processed in HDR (High Dynamic Range).  Thanks for continuing on the journey with me.  Gary

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Week 4 – Still Life

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I was recently in Knoxville, and we had a local suggest a restaurant for dinner. While eating, I spotted this display of select bourbons, at the bar.   Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Gary

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Week 3 – A Stranger

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At a recent visit to the Ringling Museum, I took this image of a woman studying the literature while awaiting her tour of the Ca’ d’Zan.  I found the light very interesting in the Solarium coming in from multiple directions.  Thank you for taking the time to share in my blog. Gary

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Week 2 – I Found This

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On a recent trip, I stopped in Knoxville to see the World’s Fair exhibit from 1982.  While walking to an open grassy area, we walked underneath a road, through this structure, more like a tunnel.  The two murals were from National Cancer Survivors Day, 1996 & 1998.  Just seeing this brought back recent memories of my loss of Mary Anne, and I spent a few minutes looking at the various tiles.  Although entitled Cancer Survivors Day, most of the tiles were dedicated to lost family memories.  I will leave you with one that resonated to me as well.  My Mary Anne did fight the good fight and will be eternally loved by me and her two sons and their wives, as well as the rest of our families.  May you rest in peace, Mary Anne.  Thank you for the life you have given me.

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Week 1 – Something Huge

IMG_1476-wm-crIn a recent trip north, I had the opportunity to revisit the 1982 World’s Fair exhibits in World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, TN.  My family visited the World’s Fair when the boys where two and five.  I am sure they do not remember much, and the only real thing I really remember was the two days of constant downpour, to the fact that we did not attend anything we held tickets for as they were rained out.  Attached below is a little history.

HISTORY OF THE SUNSPHERE

The Sunsphere was constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair and during that time, it served as the symbol to the Fair. It was also home to a full service restaurant and the Observation Deck, which used to cost $2.00 for the elevator ride up to visit. The Sunsphere closed to the public with the Fair’s end and remained vacant or underutilized for most of its post-fair life. The Sunsphere and the Tennessee Amphitheater are the only structures that remain from the 1982 World’s Fair.

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