Week 9 — Spiral

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Spiral Staircase, The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

One of my favorite sites in the area is The Dali Museum with its expansive spiral staircase.  This image was taken looking up through the center and I liked capturing the  young man leaning on the rails.  If you’ve never been there, it’s a spectacular building that compliments Dali’s extraordinary vision.

Below is an image of the staircase I grabbed off the web.  Isn’t it grand!

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Week 7 … Theme # 19, Geometric Shapes

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Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

Yesterday, I joined some friends to view the Clyde Butcher exhibit at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.  I most recently became aware of Butcher’s black and white nature scenes of Florida and instantly loved his work.  Some call him the ‘Florida Ansel Adams’ and I agree.   Butcher was approached by the folks at the Salvador Dali Museum to capture the rugged coastline of Dali’s homeland.  Butcher spent 10 days in Spain in Dali’s childhood village of Cadaques, the Cap de Creus, Port Lligat and other parts of the Catalonian region.  The results are striking with many 8-foot panoramas.

I couldn’t wait to get outside to capture the building’s beautiful design.  It all ended up being a perfect theme for the ‘Geometric Shapes‘ assignment!  I loved the reflections on the outside glass of trees and clouds and if you look closely, you can see the gift shop that lies behind.

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