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Old 07-13-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Inspired by the last picture I decided to visit McNay Art Museum again, and here was much more action

Serene beauty of the inner grounds and architecture:


The Courtyard by elnina999, on Flickr


The Courtyard by elnina999


Pierre-Auguste Renoir - The Washerwoman 1917 (Bronze) by elnina999


Charles Umlauf - War Mothers 1939 (Cast stone) by elnina999


Beautiful door by elnina999


Stairs with beautiful Spanish tiles by elnina999


Mural with peacocks by elnina999


Lobby details by elnina999


Don Quixote by elnina999
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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Great shots Elnina. Call me what you will, but I liked the architectural detail pics better than any others.

Cute dog, Mud.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Inspired by the last picture I decided to visit McNay Art Museum again, and here was much more action
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nice work on the McNay pix......
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Spotted in my backyard:


Writing spider (Argiope aurantia) by elnina999, on Flickr


Spinybacked orb weaver spider by elnina999, on Flickr
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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first a photo from 1947
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funny (to me), for many years I tried to get up close to this for snapshots.

Westside San Antonio location.

so this year I went back and got lucky, the landowner/grandson of the sculptor,
was standing at the end of the long driveway.

I hollered in to him a question - "mind if I snap a few pix??".

go ahead but hurry up.

I ask who the artist was, and the reply was something to the effect of -
"I don't want to tell you."

so I went on in and started snapping from all angles quick as I could.

after about 5 minutes his wife came out and told me I needed to leave.

private property - and all that.

I ask again - who is the sculptor??

again - "none of your business".

as she escorted me back to the gate, she's interrogating me.

are you a professional photographer??

why do you want pix??

etc etc.

I tell her I'm snapping for my own amusement *and* I also work in cement.

so, she asks if I have a card, and I give her my bCard.

which of course has my email address.

3-4 daze later I get an email (from them) asking if I wanted a photo of the Village.

of course I replied - yes.

so they gave the image above to me..

shame that now the 1/8 scale replica of the village Lindenthal in Germany
has gone to such a state of disrepair.

Lindenthal was the hometown of the sculptor.

13th century castles, drawbridges, towers, roads, terraces, turrets, moats,
dungeons, 200 trees, 46 buildings, a school where he was spanked,
left the village at the age of 20. immigrated to Minneapolis,
then in 1924 moved to San Antonio establishing his medical device business here.

his wife, his father, and his daughters were all sculptors.
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here are a few of the pix I snapped in Jan 2013

first is the same angle as the 1947 pic above -
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in bad need of restoration/preservation.
not gone yet and not forgotten.............
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:39 PM
 
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Wow Mud, that's an amazing work. Interesting story too, sure be nice if it was restored properly. It would be a crime to see it slowly fall apart. Did they seem interested in bringing it back to life? Did they mention how long it took to complete? At least they were nicer when they phoned you. Thanks all for sharing your pics.
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