Sunday, July 8, 2012

Blast Off

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We blasted out of New York yesterday back to the furnace in St. Louis, where it was 108F/42C. It was the city's 10th consecutive day with a high temperature over 100F/38C. People are going outdoors as little as possible. If you're poor and don't have air conditioning, you are in trouble.

The top photo is similar but not the same as yesterday's. Just a better quality image. It feels like you could be approaching a space station or looking upward within the atrium of the Guggenheim. (The second option is the correct one.)  I got barked at by a guard for taking the second picture near the top. They have a rule against taking pictures above the ground floor. It is understandable that they don't want people holding cameras six floors over the heads below, but I was well back from the wall here. Well, they didn't make me erase it. It shows the spiral structure of the gallery.

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8 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful first shot Bob, but I love the second, it really has that contemporary look about it, sort of seventies 'cool'!!What a groovy/hip space.

Carraol said...

Beautiful image, a magic museum architecture! And Calder floating below! Cheers

Gunn said...

Wow!
Love your images.

brattcat said...

your images today have me going around in circles.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You have captured the brilliance of Frank Lloyd Wright's design of the Guggenheim.

There is even a museum-gallery in Arusha, Tanzania that has copied its concept of a spiral gallery with side galleries.

Wayne said...

Don't get me started on the stupid rules about photography. :-)

William Kendall said...

There's quite a few rules about photography at our national gallery too.

Great shots!

Bibi said...

Superb shots, both of them. I love the Guggenheim.