This week, the color is red, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, so I thought I’d share two of the pictures that I took while I was in Minnesota recently. The first was captured at the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the second in the State Capitol Building.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Red.
The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Glass so I thought I’d share a few more images from our recent trip to Minnesota. I must say, these various photo challenges on WordPress have got me looking at things in a whole different light.
Pictures taken at Como Zoo & Conservatory, State Capitol Building and Cathedral of Saint Paul.
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Especially for Norm’s Thursday Doors, here are just a few of the entrances that I have come across during my travels so far this year. We can never be certain where our path through life will lead us. For some it’s all a matter of faith. I prefer to think of it as fate.
Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.
St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Madison Street in Chicago
Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett, Illinois.
For more on Norm’s Thursday Doors go to August 30, 2018
The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Sculptures, Statues and Carvings and this gives me the perfect opportunity to share some of the pictures that I took at The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota, recently. Beautiful pieces of artwork to be seen both outside and inside the building.
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Having just returned from a short trip to Minnesota, I find myself with a whole new fund of pictures and, having checked the subject for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge, I see that there are a couple of images that might just fit the bill. It was rather a gloomy day when we first arrived at the State Capitol in Saint Paul but after touring the building we emerged into a bright sunny day with blue skies.
As with most Capitol buildings, the interior was resplendent with statues, columns and stunning murals including this one with some nice shades of blue.
We did quite a bit of sightseeing while we were in Saint Paul including a trip to the Como Zoo and Conservatory where we saw this awesome piece of artwork.
More on our tip to Minnesota in future posts and for information on the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, which is hosted this week by Patti, go to Blue
I’ve gone from doors to steps with Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge. Arriving at the top of the steps; sometimes steps can be quite a challenge, such as these seen here at Copper Falls State Park in Mellen, Wisconsin, especially after a long hike, to which my husband can attest. He did just that, a few weeks before knee replacement surgery this spring.
Going up the steps at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
Coming down the steps at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota.
Beautiful steps at the old Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
For more on Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenge at Where’s My Backpack go to https://wheresmybackpack.com/2017/09/19/travel-theme-steps/
The subject for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is furniture. What you see in the following images is anything but ‘just part of the furniture.‘ I love ornate furniture like these chairs and table at The Hotel Chequamegon in Ashland, Wisconsin, although they are not necessarily designed for comfort. Of course you would need the right kind of house in which to put them. And I definitely wouldn’t want the job of dusting them every day.
Now, if you owned a place like Biltmore House in Asheville, you would need plenty of fancy furniture to fill all those rooms, like these beautiful pieces in the Salon.
In Mr. Vanderbilt’s bedroom.
In the Van Dyck Room
And in the Morland Room.
Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, Minnesota also has it’s share of fine furniture, although maybe not on quite such a grand scale.
And furniture at the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills, Illinois is certainly worth seeing.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Furniture, Tables, Chairs, Sofa, etc.