Category Archives: Photography

Wordless Wednesday: Mother’s Day Azaleas

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Wordless Wednesday: Mother’s Day Azaleas

Doing double duty for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.  My Mother’s Day gift from my son, Andy.

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The Irish Cultural Center, Phoenix, Arizona

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The Irish Cultural Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Right in the center of bustling, modern Phoenix rises a complex of stone structures reminiscent of medieval times.

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Pass through the gates and you realize you’re somewhere magical.

The Irish Cultural Center is many things: a monument to a people devastated by famine; a place where Irish-Americans can research their roots; an academy where you can learn to play harp or bodhran, speak Gaelic, or dance Irish and Scottish dances; home to a rare facsimile of the Book of Kells; a library housing collections of Irish literature and history. It is also where the Phoenix International Folk Dancers meet every Tuesday night, in the building pictured below.

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By far the largest building is the McClelland Library.

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The Visitor’s Center looks like a quaint Irish cottage. It also contains a gift shop.

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Though the buildings look hundreds of years old, they were constructed after 2000.

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And here is a monument commemorating  the deaths of 1,500,000 people during the Great Hunger of 1845-1850:IMG_0605IMG_0607IMG_0606

For more information about the Irish Cultural Center, see their website.

Monochrome

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Monochrome

My offerings for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge in response to the prompt All One Color:

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Photographs © by ARHuelsenbeck.

 

Creative Juice #42

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Creative Juice #42

Twelve recent articles to challenge your preconceptions and open you up to new possibilities.

Guest Post: Pas de Degas

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Guest Post: Pas de Degas

Thank you to Donna from MyOBT for this fabulous guest post. I love all things ballet!

My OBT

degas 1 Ken Browar & Deborah Ory for Harper’s Bazaar

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Wordless Wednesday: Flower of the Day

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Wordless Wednesday: Flower of the Day

Doing double duty with Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge today. I don’t know what this bush is called.IMG_0100

TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 20 OF 2017

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TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 20 OF 2017

My offering for this week’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge:

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Photo © by ARHuelsenbeck.

Art Reflections

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Art Reflections

My offerings for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.

My daughter Katie honored me today (Mother’s Day) by accompanying me to the Phoenix Art Museum. (More photos from our visit will appear in a future post.) I captured our reflections in two of the sculptures.

In front of Upside Down, Inside Out by Anish Kapoor:

Nine Slat Mirror by Thomas Glassford:

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Creative Juice #41

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Creative Juice #41

A dozen expressions of rampant creativity.

Video of the Week #97: Night Sky

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Video of the Week #97: Night Sky