Thursday, April 1, 2010

An All New View

I love these pictures.

I have long referred to them collectively as my “happy place.” I spent some of the best times of my life in these scenic spots including Cancun, Laguna Beach, the Rocky Mountain National Park and Cape Hatteras. I took every one of these shots, trying to capture a stunning view that I’d been blessed enough to see.

It’s no secret that I’m a true aficionado of Mother Nature’s glory so this is not surprising. But moving to a new office – and getting a stunning piece of historic architecture for a backdrop – it seemed like the ideal time to do a change of artwork. Here’s my new view, featuring said piece of historic architecture.

So, slowly during the past few days, that’s exactly what I did.

I decided to highlight some of the shots I’ve captured during the past few years of historic downtown St, Louis. After taking advantage of a Walgreen’s sale that includes enlargement , recycling my old frames and painstakingly rounding up a selection of other frames that wouldn’t break the bank, here’s a look at what I’ve done so far.

I still have a few more groupings to pull together (including one featuring that more modern downtown staple, the Arch) and hang, but thus far, I’m extremely pleased. I don’t know how people can stand to be surrounded by bare walls – especially ones where you spend as much time as I do in these.


MonkeyGirl said...

Excellent selections! I need to do the same in my office but can never decide on the picture that I love the most!

Vicki said...

Beautiful views, inside and out! You take great pictures :)

karen said...

Looks great. I love all the pictures. And can't wait to see more.

plumbelieve said...

NV - I like all but the stone angel. You so know how much I could not have this hanging nearby staring at me all day. :)

These will look cool.

Why S? said...

Those are great photos (and great exterior as well).

I too moved into a new office recently but I refuse to hang my art until the room is painted. I've been told that I can have it painted but only a pale color until it's fully determined that I won't be moved again. I won't have the pale color. I want a deep blue. I'm standing my ground on this one, so my art leans against the walls. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous! It makes me want to hang more photos up and go on vacation at the same time. Unfortunately I really don't have time for either one! :-) Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend...

NV said...

MG -- Thanks! That's great to hear, coming from you. Yeah, you just kind of hafta pick some stuff, play with it and then put it on the wall!

V -- Thanks! I'm beyond pleased on all fronts.

Karen -- Thank you!

PB -- Not an angel, really. One of a handful of Greco-Roman statuary type pieces adorning the doors outside Famous! (Macy's) And she can't stare at me -- she has NO EYES! :-)

Why -- Thanks!Mine didn't get painted and part of my hanging choices were to help cover the existing nail holes. Now that they're all up, it makes me feel like it is really MY space.

kspin -- Thanks! you have some beautiful photos that you could use, too. So ... while you're on vacation, take new photos AND spend a little time perusing your files to find good ones you already had.

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