Zane Grey House

Most people think of Zane Grey as a man of the west. However when he took up writing full time and gave up his dental career in 1905 he moved to a house at the confluence of the Lackawaxen and Delaware rivers in Pennsylvania. He wrote a lot of his novels there before moving his family to California in 1918.

Today his a house is a beautifully maintained museum near a great spot to view Bald Eagles on the Delaware river.

To see Richard’s other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit his commercial gallery.

The Zane Grey House

Advertisements

Fort Pitt

The Fort Pitt Museum is at the site of the old Fort Pitt Blockhouse at the confluence of the Ohio River. The museum is interesting and the docents dress in clothing from the era. Only the blockhouse remains but the size of the original fort was is quite large and outlined by a concrete walking path.

Some of the original artillery is still functional. Periodically they fire the big canon and the presentation is fun and LOUD!

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Fort Pitt

Fort Pitt

Lighting The Fort Pitt Cannon

The Fort Pitt Museum is at the site of the old Fort Pitt Blockhouse at the confluence of the Ohio River. The Fort is outlined b a concrete path, only the block house remains. Some of the original artillery is still functional. Periodically they fire the big canon and the presentation is fun and LOUD!

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Lighting The Fort Pitt Cannon

A Curator with a Sense of Humor

I am sure museum curators view themselves as special people and they should. They have to be extremely knowledgeable about a subject and love the minute details. They have to make difficult judgements which may impact people that are largely emotional and probably sometimes complete assholes. (artists) In addition they have to live the rest of their lives, raise families, go shopping and deal with mundane physical society in the same way that common folk do. I can see where this could dramatically impact a persons psyche and they could take themselves far too seriously.

Then there is the person that is the curator for the hall of architecture at the Carnegie Museum. This person is obviously a real human being with a sense of humor. I saw this and laughed and realized there is at least one curator in the world with a sense of humor. Thank you whoever you are.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Curator with Sense of Humor

Curator with Sense of Humor

A Couple of Statues

We went to see the Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The sculptures were quite magnificent and next week we plan to revisit the Warhol Museum to see the rest of his exhibit in Pittsburgh. He is an awe inspiring artist and if you live in Pittsburgh it is a must see. I don’t usually photograph art in museums but I was taken with how statue like the guard was. He was almost as still as the sculptures themselves. What a zen job.I hope Ai Weiwei will forgive me for photographing his art.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

A couple of statues

Circus House

The bad part about The Ringling in Sarasota Florida is that there is too much to see in one day. After touring the Circus Museum, The Gardens and The Art Museum finally made it to the Gulf and to Ca’Da’ Zan which is the house that John and Mabel Ringling lived in. We were too late to tour the inside of the house so we will have to return to see it. If the inside is a miraculous as the tile work on the outside, it will be worth the wait.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

The Ringling House

The Ringling House

Clown Head Variations

The Ringling in Sarasota Florida is a collection of Museums and Gardens not to be missed. There are so many attractions that you will want to return for a second day. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is an excellent art museum providing hours of thought provoking viewing. The Circus Museum has the most impressive model railroad I have ever seen reflecting the Circus of the 1900’s. The museum is also filled with memorabilia like this clown head form the 1800’s. Imagine wearing this in a parade. Notice the air/eye grid in the center of the head.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Clown Head

Clown Head