Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sagrada Familia


"Antoni Gaudí, one of the most famous figures of Catalan culture and world architecture, spent over 40 years designing the Temple of the Sagrada Familia."

This is one of the most amazing churches I have ever visited. We have visited this church twice on separate trips and I still marvel over the design and grandeur. The church is still under construction on the outside and hopefully will be done in 2026. The church can be crowded but that doesn't take away from this wonderful space. Get timed tickets ahead of time. it will make it much more enjoyable. 

More soon...



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A bit more in the world of Dali


As promised more photos of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain. The Museum was built in 1974. The museum houses Dali's work from 1905 - 1989

From the Website:
The embryo of the Theatre-Museum project started at the beginning of the 'sixties. Ramon Guardiola, mayor of Figueres at the time, asked Salvador Dalí to donate a work for the Museu de l'Empordà. Dalí's reply came quickly: he would donate to Figueres not just a single work, but an entire museum:

"Where, if not in my own town, should the most extravagant and solid of my work endure, where if not here? The Municipal Theatre, or what remained of it, struck me as very appropriate, and for three reasons: first, because I am an eminently theatrical painter; second, because the theatre stands right opposite the church where I was baptised; and third, because it was precisely in the hall of the vestibule of the theatre where I hosted my first exhibition."








Saturday, October 14, 2017

a trip to Figueres and a bit of Dali


We took a train trip to Figueres, Spain from Barcelona to go to the Salvador Dali Museum. 
Figueres is the birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to the Dali Museum, one of the most-visited Spanish museums.

We decided to walk from then train, We wanted a snack and we had a bit of time. I would recommend taking the bus or a cab from the train station to the center of the city. The walk was through some areas that were a bit bedraggled. Although, for me that is good for photographing!

I do recommend the Museum!  Dalí Theatre-Museum. It is an easy train ride from Barcelona and is a fascinating place. All the art and just the design of the museum will delight you. I did order tickets early online and I would try to see when an off time is. Very big crowds.

Dali was a prolific and inventive artist. He created many sulptures as well as paintings. There are a few artworks that work like moving sculptures. They cost a euro to make them run and are worth parting with a euro

A few more photos soon


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Doors and Windows, our facination


II think it is funny that many photographers including my self-are fascinated with windows and doors. Remember all those "Doors of posters"? These are taken in Spain. I took these pics on a trip in August. Maybe it the reflections, the balconies, the shutters, not sure why I tend to photograph windows and doors.

What is your favorite thing to photograph?

If you are in the Dedham Area, please visit the Dedham Guild's show "Windows and Doors" show at Dedham Community theatre in Dedham Square. Make a day of it




Friday, September 29, 2017

Notice the little things, Barcelona


Try to notice the little things when photographing places you travel to. You never know what you can find that make the place you visit special. We all photograph landmarks and that is great but take a look and see the details.

I took a workshop last year and part of the workshop was an photo exercise. Pick a spot and only photograph within 5 feet around you. You would be surprised what is around you and how you can creatively capture what you see.

The photos here are from my trip to Barcelona. The cactus what at the home where friends of our were staying. this cactus was Big, tall, imposing and beautiful.




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ship in Miniature, and two local events



We visited the The Museu Marítim (Maritime Museum) in Barcelona on our trip to Spain. My husband is a boat lover and I decided to tag along. He is introduced me to ship models quite 
awhile ago.  

I love things in miniature and fascinated by all the work that goes into these models. Ship models have been made since people took to the water. Love seeing all those tiny details. I can't imagine how long they take to make and perfect the craft of model making. I have to admit I didn't appreciate ship models but have come to love them

Read this for more history



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Join local artists Cat Tucker and Marietta Apollonio 
for the next Create Night at the Dedham Square Artist Guild. 

8pm to 10pm (9:30pm clean up)

Bring your paper and favorite dry mediums (pencils, crayons, pens, etc) 
and hang out with local artists. Open theme.

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Also the Dedham Guild will be participating in the Dedham Square Sidewalk sale on Saturday
Marietta Apollonio's books will be 20% off and hand selected art will be 10% Off. stop by and see us


Friday, September 1, 2017

Join us for the Windows and Doors opening reception, see my photos

My entry for Windows and Doors, Barcelona
Join us for the Windows and Doors opening reception
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 7 TO OCTOBER 29

Opening Reception: Thursday September 7th, from 6-7:30PM 
at the Dedham Community Theatre


"Windows and Doors" bring the outside in. Architecture allows for color, light and shadow. There are stained glass windows, broken windows, and windows into the soul. There are bronze doors, prison doors, and Matisse's balcony doors that open to the Cote d'Azur.

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre!
580 High Street, Dedham, MA http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

More on that architecture


Barcelona has varied and fantastic architecture. It is fun to walk in the city center and take roads and streets most tourists don't take. On our trip, we took many walks and purposely made the road less traveled a priority. Drink and food breaks were a must as well.






Thursday, August 24, 2017

For the love of Barcelona's architecture

Barcelona Cathedral
Love the buildings in Barcelona! The Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) is my favorite and of course Gaudi. Walking and photographing is one of my favorite things to do in this beautiful city. More photo to come from my past trip




Friday, August 18, 2017

Thinking of Barcelona Today


Thinking of Barcelona! I have just visited the city and sat eating and drinking on the Ramblas. Watching all the people walking by. 

Barcelona is a vibrant and lively city but also laid back. This was my second visit to
Barcelona. I love this city, the museums, the architecture, 
the food, the walks and the fun vibes. 

What happened this week is very sad to me and my prayers go out to the people 
of Barcelona and the people visiting this great city. I don't understand the people who
carry out these attacks and never will.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's about the food, Barcelona


Barcelona has some of the best food I have ever had. And I get around and just love the food in this city. Tapas are so much fun and a good way of trying all the flavors of the city. With the help of google, Rick Steves book on Barcelona, and walking by places we thought looked good, we were able to find great places to eat. It was fun going to tapas bars and then walking to another spot for dinner.

We all loved eating all kinds Tapas, Octopus, Padron Peppers, Gazpacho, Fish, Ham, and more. I do recommend visiting the many food markets in the city such as Mercado de Santa Caterina. The El Mercat de la Boqueria is the most famous market. It can be very crowded so go early or an off time. At these markets, you can see what the city has to offer. You can pick up a snack too.

 Padron Peppers


Fresh bread


Goat cheese salad


 Fish and cheese

 Octopus with potatoes - Polbo á feira

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Call to Artists, Windows and Doors


Call to Artists

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 7 TO OCTOBER 2INTENT TO SHOW SHEET IS DUE AT THE GUILD BY Sunday, August 20th

Opening Reception: Thursday September 7th, from 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theatre

"Windows and Doors" bring the outside in. Architecture allows for color, light and shadow. There are stained glass windows, broken windows, and windows into the soul. There are bronze doors, prison doors, and Matisse's balcony doors that open to the Cote d'Azur.

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Non-refundable cost for entry is $25.  High school students are FREE

Guild members may enter at no cost, but must email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com with intent to show. High School art students may also enter at no charge, but must also email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com with intent to show as well as jpgs of work per Prospectus.

enter here

Monday, July 31, 2017

Revere sand sculptures and Kettle Corn

From our visit International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach just north of Boston. 
Love photographing the rides, food and sculptures





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