Railroad Ruminations

I have decided to go for atmosphere over focus and clarity, both of which are hard to achieve on a moving train. Last night departing Kansas City about 10 pm.

Prairie Moonrise at Sunset

Dusk fell soon after the train departed Chicago. The gray skies cleared as the moon rose. Amazing what a smart phone can do through a dirty train window in low light. With a little help from Snapseed

Sepia

Final Vows

Bride of Christ, “Hyménée” Wedding Dress, 2018, House of Dio, Marc Bohan, original design 1961, Dior Heritage Collection, Heavenly Bodies,The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York

Displayed in The Cloisters as part of the Heavenly Bodies exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The dress is from the House of Dior’s Dior Heritage Collection:  “Hyménée” Wedding Dress, 2018, Marc Bohan, original design 1961.

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Solemn Seating

Rest Your Bones in Beaune

Chapel bench, Collégiale Basilique Notre-Dame, Beaune, France

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Circles

Capitol Circles

Interior, Dome, US Capitol, Washington, DC

The current dome on the US Capitol in Washington, DC, is the second dome to grace the structure. Designed by Thomas U. Walter, the dome was influenced by classical European domes; it replaced a wooded dome completed by Charles Bulfinch in 1824. Built between 1854 and 1865, the new dome was made of fireproof cast iron painted to look like stone.   Constantino Brumidi painted a fresco, The Apotheosis of Washington, on a platform above the interior dome’s oculus.

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Four Doors Down

Abandoned

Four consecutive doors in a mostly abandoned residential street in Aveiro, Portugal. House numbers 38, 40, 42, and for some reason, 34a.

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