Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Picture This #208 ~ Holidays, Vacations, and Trips

Here it is Wednesday and I finally have some time to review everyone's photos and research through mine for this theme. I'm indoors today because we are experiencing a heat wave. Heat and humidity make me want to stay indoors.
My first photo is taken of the Mission San Xavier del Bac. It is located south of Tucson. It was established in the 17th century. This isn't the original church.

Here is an interior shot of the dining room in The Mount. This restored home was the American author Edith Wharton's home. It is  located in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Edith's family were part of New York's social life and they spent their summers in Newport, Rhode Island. We were told on our tour that Edith prefered smaller dinner parties.

This last photo is overlooking Nauset Marsh on Cape Cod. The family walked on a trail which lead to this wonderful sight of lupines.

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  1. Very interesting tour you just took us on. The inside of the Mount is very colorful. I like the view in the last one too.

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  2. Wonderful! The heat shimmers off your top photo - it is hot here too, 92F/32F. I like the browns, whites and the blue of the sky. Very nice little dinner party set up in your middle picture. The bottom one is absolutely my favorite with the marshy flowers overlooking the Cape. Fairy-like!

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  3. Thanks, Benni. It wasn't very hot when that photo of the mission was taken. The white mission church stands out amid the barren land.
    Edith Wharton designed this home, so this is what she wanted.
    I was pleasantly surprised to see lupines growing there. I wanted to make them the subject of the photo.

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  4. Hi Robert!! Was wondering where you'd gotten to :-))

    Three lovely shots for the theme. Love the shot of the mission, it's a beautiful building. A very intimate and elegant dining setting in the Wharton home. My favourite shot is the third one. Unusual to see lupines growing so close to marsh land.

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    1. Hi Mitch. I'm trying to stay cool. I've been a little busy this week and I didn't want to post at the close of the theme.
      The mission is beautiful. The interior is very Spanish. The ceiling has murals. Surprisingly we were allowed to take photos inside The Mount. The dining room was my favorite.
      Yes, I was surprised to see the lupines growing at this location.
      Thanks.

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    2. Thanks,Mitch for enlargening the photos. For some reason I couldn't do it from my laptop.

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  5. Beautiful building. Wonderful interior - love the gentle pastels. Love the coast meadow.

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    1. Thank you, Anders. I don't remember if the interior was restored when Edith Wharton lived there.
      The coast meadow was a wonderful surprise to see.

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  6. Hi Robert, I would love to go visit that beautiful white church, presume it is catholic denomination? Looks magnificent against the blue sky. Very dramatic capture.

    Such an interesting dining room, makes me wish I had posted some pics from the old Victoria Hotel in Vic Falls, Zimbabwe. All olde world charm. Wonderful history behind it.

    Lupines? Wow, by the coast. What a pleasant surprise to find after the walk across the dunes.

    Thank you so much for travelling with us this week. YOur input is always appreciated and valued.

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    1. Hi Marianne, the mission is Catholic and it is located on a reservation. The mission happened to be in the land granted to this Native American tribe.
      Edith Wharton's life was interesting. She left the home after her divorce and lived in France the rest of her life.
      Everyone has remarked about the location of the lupines. There weren't that many but I thought they make a nice foreground in the image.
      Thank you for your kind remarks.

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  7. ciao robert, lovely pics.I love the first one for its majestic aura and the second one for the atmosphere which comes out of it.

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  8. Interesting photos and the first two with good cool colours. I love the third, nothing betteer than a natural meadow and with lupins.

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