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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Iron ornament



"...There should have been a greeting or a sign,
the smile of a stranger, something beyond
the soft refusals of the summer air..."

From "Equations of the Light" by Dana Gioia

9 comments:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

They are so delicate... especially when zoomed in.

polona said...

i always enjoy seeing stone walls against the sky... interesting ornaments

Dale said...

(o)

Granny J said...

Looks like antennae at the ramparts of a castle to me...

Bubba said...

Is there a better building component than stone? So elegant...

Bob Dylan said...

this is a very curious picture. any story?

San said...

The ethereal quality of the ornaments against the ethereal sky is such a contrast to the rugged stonework. And such a perfect quote to pair with it all.

Gorgeous photograph, Lori. Gorgeous words.

raindog said...

i've probably said this a thousand times, but you've got way too much cool architecture over there. nice capture.

Lori Witzel said...

Hi everyone -- just got back from a biz trip, and it cheers me to find you enjoying the odd iron bits as much as I did!

KPW: It's very difficult even now for me to give some sense of the scale -- they were atop an old building in Fredericksburg, and I'm not sure really how big or small they were.

Polona: The local limestone quarried for buildings wears nicely; my angle disguised the fact that this was a side wall for a frou-frou antiques store.

Dale: :-)

Granny J: Dang, what a great image! Or maybe we could call 'em "cloud catchers" -- instead of those old steam-train cow-catchers, one uses these to snag elusive clouds.

Bubba: I sure do agree. And local stone also gives such a sense of place to a place.

BobZ: No big story. Just a 30 second idle moment visiting with a friend, and when I looked up, I saw 'em -- and when my friend's eye followed mine, she said "Are you going to anchor the image with that coppery circle thing?" "Well duh! Of course!" I replied.

San: Thanks so much! Hope all is well in beautiful New Mexico!

RD: You ain't foolin' me -- I know you have Rust Galore over in your corner of the world. You must. (Right?) ;-)