Doors from the New State Supreme Courthouse, Denver, Colorado

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The Front Doors from the Inside…….

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We toured the New Courthouse soon after it opening in 2016.  Of course the Thursday Doors gives me an opportunity to share now with my new Blogger Friends.

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The Court of Appeals is located in the First Floor Lobby and the first Doors you see upon entry.

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Below, Typical Courtroom Doors:

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And just a really nice hallway:

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Our Doors Open Denver Tour was led by then Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, Nancy Rice, who was involved in the design of the Building.  She was a Great Tour Guide because she loved the building!

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See more from the Tour Here.  Some nice windows too that I will have to post some Wednesday…..

 

Frugal Film Project: April 2020

 

This View no longer exists….Tree branches blew down to change it.  Not sure that the Park Services will take those branches away.  So we have captured a moment in time that is now gone…….

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There are three locations at a nearby park where I test every ‘new’ camera and every ‘new’ film.  So I took my first roll of Lomo 800 to all of those three spots.

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It was hard to decide which to pick, bit I think the Reflection does work best. The Boat Dock below, was taken at an odd angle and looks best with some cropping:

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Agricultural Heritage Center Barn

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Above, a cropped Mamiya7 image with Portra 400.  Giving you a hint of the doors…..

Still figuring out the right distance for my RSS 6X9.  I’ll retake these standing a bit closer.  But it’s all about learning for My Inner Monet……..Read more about the Center Here.

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Above and below, some very distant Doors……….We take our last look at Snow?

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These image was actually from January 2020.

 

Through the Glass Facing 60 Part II: The Eyes have it, or so I Thought……

Reflections on Life a week after my Birthday.  I had hoped to have my eye surgery wrapped up by my 60th birthday in May.  But the surgical consultation said that I had to wait 1 year from when the problem first started.  So I am scheduled for ‘Eye Fixin’ on August 24th.  But May 9th was My Birthday and we are going to post what I’ve been up to since the last Posting (in February) and have a final wrap up in September……Also I want to call to your attention my musings on ‘stay home’ practices.

I had not included images from my Annual Sing Along Messiah Event.  I actually felt energetic enough to sing in all three performances:

 

Zooming in on me in the Chorus:

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For Valentine’s Day I attended the First Methodist Lafayette Valentine’s Tea.  A traditional Ladies Church Tea with a program focussed on Women’s History.  I attend annually with Claudia (blue sweater next to me) and her Family and Friends:

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My Recent NoBo Art Presentation.  I’ve had a long journey getting a good print of this image.  No not the one that you see, but the final print from my Scanning Journey posting.

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You can see that my left eye is closed.  This problem started to develop last September.  I’m being treated at the Rodgers Eye Clinic at Anschutz Medical School (University of Colorado).  The Tumor that was removed damaged my 3rd Cranial Nerve.  A common side effect.  But I have to wait one year to see if the nerve can recover somewhat on its own.  I had a botox injection in March to see if the muscles could be relaxed to minimize what needs to be done in surgery.  Surgery scheduled for August 24th.  So there will be an update soon after that.

I was supposed to have 3 major signing dates this Spring.  But the Coronavirus resulted in cancellations of all of my singing engagements.  On the up side, I am doing voice rehabilitation with a local specialist.  And she has plans for me to sing in a Wagner Chorus that she is training in the Fall.  Let’s hope the Coronavirus is under control by then.

Add 3 months of Frugal Film postings and discuss–The Virus has not stopped my photographic practices.  I am involved in the Frugal Film Project:  camera less than $50 and films that the Group have agreed upon for quarterly shooting.  Here My January through March Best of featuring Minolta 35 mm cameras and Ilford HP5:

JANUARY: Free Little Library Boxes

 

 

FEBRUARY: Valentine Roses

 

 

MARCH: Miscellaneous around the Neighborhood, Featuring the Sign…..

 

 

I’ve met an interesting group of semi-local photographers on Twitter.  We have tentatively planned to meet in the Snowy Range of Wyoming in July.  But no certainty of that right now.  But we shall hope that I visit this spot below with new photo friends sometime soon:

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And So, for my Birthday I celebrated with Family, with my eye improving each day,

…………and preparing for my follow-up medical visit to the Mayo Clinic:

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More after that Visit………..

 

From An Old Slave Market

This post is inspired by a recent Atlas Obscura article about the Documentation and Preservation of Plantation Slave Cabins.  At the Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio (My Hometown).  It is from a Slave Market in Kentucky.  After the Civil War, with the end of Slavery, the building had been used to cure tobacco.  It was so well constructed, that when the farmer wanted to expand his ‘barn’, he built the new barn around it rather than trying to tear it down.

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When the Museum was under development, the story of the Slave Market Building came to their attention.  The Current Farmer wanted a new barn, but also knew the probable history of the strange building inside the old barn.  Somehow the Farmer and Museum made contact.  The Museum torn down the old barn, removed the historic Market Building, and built the Farmer a new barn. Later, the State of Kentucky was upset to lose this historic structure.  But it is well preserved now in the Museum Lobby.

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Another Place of Interest is the Hermitage Plantation, home of President Andrew Jackson.  This is one of the few plantations where Slave Cabins were openly Preserved and Acknowledged.

Since I found this article at the end of Black History Month,  I am posting it in Honor of my Father’s Birthday Today.  And I think this counts as a #WednesdayWindows posting too.

A Thursday Door from Alcatraz

I have an earlier posting of this Door.  See my complete posting of this Door here.  Bringing it back now that I’ve joined the Thursday Doors Group……..And inspired by a post from Marla on the Move.

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But I’ll give you an alternate view here:

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Frugal Film Project: March 2020

On my last roll of HP5 I found a photo to post for March:

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Above was my Sign offering for the March 2020 Frugal Film Project.  It just didn’t move me.  So I marked it as one of the ‘rejected’ images:

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I had also considered posting one of my Valentine Roses, One Month Later………  But I’m planning a separate posting with my ‘past prime’ roses.  h dried quite well.

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So more from the Roses Coming Soon………..

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