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Crystal Bridges, part 2

28 May

Water from Crystal Spring and other springs and streams on the Museum grounds provide all the water used in irrigating the Museum’s flower beds and lawns.  No city water is used for this purpose. —Crystal Bridges blog

 

Not only are wings of the Museum built out over the water, but there are many bridges on the walking trails.

On a bridge, looking back at one of the Museum galleries (c2014, KB)

On a bridge, looking back at one of the Museum galleries (c2014, KB)

Bridge leading up to a short, winding, foliage-lined walk up toward the front of the Museum (c2014, KB)

Bridge leading up to a short, winding, foliage-lined walk up toward the front of the Museum (c2014, KB)

The day I was there was pleasant, bright and mild, though the humidity finally did me in. Breathing wet air and slogging along in clothes sopping with sweat might dampen one’s enjoyment of the surroundings, but there’s always a shady spot to rest, feel the breeze, and enjoy the view.

No, not this view! Although you might see something similar. The painting below is Landscape, oil on canvas by William Trost Richards, and one of my favorite works currently on display. (Pardon the glimpse of gilded frame in the lower right corner. The gallery was crowded, so I took shots from whatever angle was available.)

Landscape (1864-1865) by William Trost Richards

Landscape (1864-1865) by William Trost Richards

And, as you’re walking, if you need rest of another kind:

Restroom along walking trail -- Frank Lloyd Wright meets the USS Enterprise. (c2014, KB)

“Skyspace – the Way of Color” by James Turrell — Frank Lloyd Wright meets the USS Enterprise. (c2014, KB)

I bypassed the building to view the wildflowers on the hill behind and alongside it. As you can tell from the second shot, the day was bright and I didn’t adjust the camera to deal with the brilliance. Still, I like the colors.

Wildflowers (c2014, KB)

Wildflowers (c2014, KB)

Tiny suns (c2014, KB)

Tiny suns (c2014, KB)

 

 

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