Category Archives: Museums

Weekly Photo Challenge: BROKEN

I kicked against the pricks on this one — I don’t like broken! I like whole, beautiful, pristine, functioning. All that good stuff. But as I went through the photos, it was borne in upon me how often I have … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SCALE

A slam-dunk on this one — A visit to the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona demands a metamorphosis on entry: How the Hub has scaled down! (The museum is a fascinating place, a paradise for anyone who ever … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ANGULAR

This corridor in the Yale University Art Gallery is nothing BUT angles: while this tray of Indonesian skewers looks delicious — if you can get to it. It’s a little off-putting, with all those bristling angles:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SIGNS

Like most of you, I’ve encountered plenty of interesting/attention getting/compelling signs in my time. But this one, marking a door in the Mini-Time Machine, the Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona, intrigued me the most! I didn’t have the nerve to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE

Endurance, how many ways can we celebrate thee? I’ll lead off with a saying (in Latin, for added authority): ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS Which can be translated as Life is Fleeting (Brief), but Art Endures (is Long). And nowhere is this more easily … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DIALOGUE

Who ever knew I had such talkative photographs? They keep chatting to each other, kind of behind my back. When I began looking and listening, though, I caught ’em in the act: Everything’s ready — who comes here? Ride ’em, cowgirls! (Horses … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SILHOUETTE

I’m sure there are lots of blogger-photographers who are just tickled by this challenge! Alas, I’m not one of them. So far as I’m concerned, a photo in silhouette (taken by me) is simply a photo badly exposed.  A mistake. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTRAST

What is a lighthouse doing on a lawn? What is a witty urban red-lips sofa doing outside in the country?   Answer: At one time or another they both caught the eye of one of the great collectors of Americana, Electra … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: THRESHOLD

How many senses there are to the word “threshold”! I’m starting off with a genkan, a kind of no-man’s-land space between  the street and a house in Japan. This threshold figuratively marks the difference between inside (no shoes) and outside (shoes). The next threshold opens from outside gardens to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ABANDONED

Even made of marble, these handsome creatures are subject to the hardships of time and circumstance. True, they’ve ended up at the small but delightful Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, but in rather crowded circumstances: Although abandonment doesn’t appear to … Continue reading

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