Prairie Monks

Porter Sculpture Park, off Interstate 90, Montrose, South Dakota

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Escape From The Shadows

Beware Of What Lies Ahead

A section of the murals in the Grand Cloister, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

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Alien Shrine

Bow Down Before Her

 

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Blue Squared #8

Tivoli Garden Blues

 

Figure from The Snow Queen, one of 32 Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales in the The Flying Truck ride at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Stairway to Hogwarts

Author, Author

Store shelves with author clay portraits, Livaria Lello, Porto, Portugal

The upper shelves in Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore) are adorned with miniature portrait busts of authors. Porto’s Livraria Lello is famous because J. K. Rowling used it as the inspiration for the library in the Harry Potter books. When she lived in Porto, she spent time in the store imagining the world of Hogwarts. Crowds line up to visit the bookstore, which has resulted in the store having to sell timed entry tickets and charging a fee. Too many people were crowding in just for photo opportunities and not buying anything. Even with the fee, it was packed the day I was there.  Getting to the upper level was difficult because people were posing and blocking the stairs. The entry fee is refundable if you buy a book or item not related to Harry Potter.

Underside of stairway leading to upper level of Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal

Interior, Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal

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Colorful Monotones

Great Balls of Light

Great Balls of Light

 

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