Backroads America:The Place Where You Go To Listen

Earth Music

The Place Where You Go To Listen, The Museum of the North, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Inside this sound and light environment, the changing colors and music are generated by the vibrations in the earth, the air, and the sky. The sounds are not created by musical instruments. Daylight colors are yellow, orange and red, with a choir of bright voices. Unfortunately, the video sound does not capture the thrumming vibrations.

Scientific instruments pull raw seismic and auroral data. An algorithm translates that data to music. Created by composer John Luther Adams, 2004-2006

Backroads America: Alaska Summertime

4:30 AM, June 15

Land of the summertime midnight sun.

Dots

All Fanned Out

A Single Flame

A Prayer For Notre-Dame

Votive Candle, Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, France

Votive candle in a side chapel at Notre-Dame de Paris, Paris, France.

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Garden Variety: Japanese Iris

Close-Up

Japanese Iris

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A Photo A Week: A Study in Light

Sky Lights

Dome, Basilica da Estrela, Lisbon, Portugal

 

The Estrela Basilica (Basílica da Estrela) or the Convent of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, sits on one of Lisbon’s seven hills.  Queen Maria I of Portugal ordered construction of the church to fulfilled a promise after giving birth to a healthy son (José, Prince of Brazil). Unfortunately, Jose died of smallpox before construction was completed in 1790. Surfaces are covered with green, pink and yellow marble.

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