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Archive for July, 2017

31st Jul 2017 – Sky Through the Sea

Sky Through the Sea

Sky Through the Sea

At the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles (by the USC campus), there is a large aquarium that reaches up to the natural light above, and has several vantage points, (some large, some small). This shot was taken from what appeared to be a somewhat isolated “cove” of the small sea, mostly cut off by the rocks and with a more vertical view port than most. However, you can see the sun shining in from above… a rather tranquil scene.

17th Jul 2017 – Running Along the Beach

Running Along the Beach

Running Along the Beach

Snapshot of Colombian model Karen Caicedo running along Santa Monica beach…

10th Jul 2017 – Twilight Freedom Sculpture

Twilight Freedom Sculpture

Twilight Freedom Sculpture

Taken the morning of July 5th, this is a shot of the Freedom Sculpture installed on Independence Day, July 4th, 2017. It took 4 years for the Farhang Foundation, a non-political, non-religious, non-profit Iranian-American cultural organization, to commission, secure city authorization and raise enough money build and install the Freedom Sculpture, a permanent iconic monument celebrating religious freedom, cultural diversity and inclusiveness — the humanitarian ideals or Cyrus the Great that have been enshrined by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution of the United States.

With over a million supporters, from all across America and over 50 countries around the world, the Freedom Sculpture has become the most widely crowd-supported monumental gift in U.S. History. It now stands like a “Statue of Liberty for the West Coast”, in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, as a permanent symbolic reminder that freedom, inclusiveness and respect for diversity are the foundational values that truly make America great.

The winning design of the Freedom Sculpture was created by renowned artist and architect Cecil Balmond. It is themed on the Cyrus Cylinder from 2,500 years ago, widely considered the first declaration of human rights, whereby Cyrus the Great Persian King originally granted individual and religious freedoms to all within his vast and culturally diverse empire. The large-scale, modern-day sculptural interpretation of the Cyrus Cylinder is made of two finely crafted 100% stainless steel cylinders, one within the other. The interior cylinder is gold, and the outer element is silver – both interacting with each other in an exchange of strength and vulnerability. The two rings are linked internally to form a strong and robust structure.

I do really enjoy this sculpture- and am sure it will make further appearances in this photoblog.

* I would have taken some photographs during the fireworks during the installation celebration, but the organizers decided real cameras were verbotten- such an annoying yet very LA thing…

3rd Jul 2017 – Glory of Mornings

Glory of Mornings

Glory of Mornings

Snapshot of Morning Glories; always liked how these flowers just exploded in a deep purple…

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