Friday, November 20, 2009

"Slip slidin' away..."

Another week rapidly disappearing "over the hill"...

but while scanning and Photoshopping things for that project I mentioned my sister working on, I took some time to go through some of what I shot while we were in Vermont in August.

Each trip we try and work in sightseeing as well as spending time with family; this time we managed a family trip to "The Shelburne Museum". I'll put some other photos up soon, but when I saw these I was as awed now as I was then.

I read this exhibit card and think of all the hours I've spent sitting in front of the TV or surfing online...

(Click to enlarge and please forgive my handheld 1/8th and 1/15th exposures, and the lack of a polarizing filter to kill the glare on the glass case? Next time I'm going back with a tripod!)












High wire acts, bicycles...the Wild West show...an amazing creation for the hands of one man!

Coming later...motorcycles...Tiffany lampshades...a paddlewheeler transported overland from Lake Champlain...

Well worth a visit if you ever get a chance to!

May the weekend be kind to each of you; may it be warm and dry (especially for those of you floating away in the UK) and for those who get to celebrate next Thursday, may your preparations for Thanksgiving be filled with love and knowledge that I'll be saying thanks for each of you next Thursday!

alan

8 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

Wow, amazing to see all that time and attention. It's beautiful. Obviously it stopped being about his children at some point into it, but I hope they appreciated it (and him) anyway.

May this week and this Thanksgiving be kind to you and yours!

robin andrea said...

I love the detail and artistry, alan. Quite beautiful.

Hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving.

chrissie said...

Wow!!

How pretty....

And the painting is very "old school", which I find charming.

Hugs
chrissie
xxxxx

chocdrop said...

What an amazing display! The amount of time and detail is simply jaw-dropping.

Your pictures are really awesome.

breathethenexhale said...

Amazing craftwork. What a patient man he must have been!

Stephanie said...

We have a tourist stop here in Hot Springs called Tiny Town. It's more than a dozen different scenes using miniatures like Circus, including some with moving animation. I haven't been there in over 40 years. Someday....

And thanks for the aspirin advise but she already takes a low dose.

Hugs,
Steph

Anji said...

It's better than a real circus! I bet his children used to tell him to stop making stuff for the circus from thier teens onwards.

Thank goodness it's found a place in a museum where people from all over the world (us visitors to your blog)can enjoy it too!

Green tea said...

I just love exploring museums,and the circus display reminded me of one of my all time favorite books,
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
You should read it Alan..beautiful story.