Thursday, August 6, 2009

SkyWatch Friday # 56

Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise for hosting SkyWatch Friday. Friday’s are a time for us all to get together and look at each other’s sky photos from all over the world. If you want to join in you can click right here.

We saw something that drew our interest as we walked over to the Smithsonian's Castle. There was a statue that we had never noticed before. It was part of a collection that belonged to the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. If you looked over that wall you would be able to see the garden below where there are several other sculptures. This one is made of stainless steel, a life-sized stainless steel piece called Kiepenkerl, made by Jeff Koons in 1987.


The following photos show mainly rooftops and sky above the Castle.








40 comments:

  1. Denise, what lovely compositions! I love the interesting angles, colors and textures.

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  2. Great pictures and they remind me that I want to go there.

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  3. Terrific photos, Denise! I'll have to go back and look at the sky - I was too buy looking at the gorgeous architecture. :)

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  4. Great shots. The stainless steel sculpture is very interesting.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  5. A visit here makes me realize just how small a world I live in. Even your skies seem bigger.

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  6. Great shots. I love the SS sculpture. I'm not sure I've ever seen one of a person before.

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  7. I enjoyed your pictures, they were very nice and interesting. Hope you are having a nice week.

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  8. Lovely shots of the castle against the sky!
    I had to look up the "Peddler" to see what he was all about. Interesting piece of sculpture.

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  9. These are wonderful photos, Denise. I showed this to my daughter, and she remembers seeing these castles when she visited in 2005. Great angle shots!

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  10. What a beautiful statue. I love the rooftops of the wonderful buildings-- and of course the gorgeous skies. Now where's the surprise in that? Your posts are always top notch.

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  11. The castle used to house the Air and Space Museum many years ago when i was a kid. I love the Hirshorn. Great visit!

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  12. Nice architectures.
    Beautiful clear skies and shots.
    Happy weekend.

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  13. Very nice Denise, but I especially love that SS statue!

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  14. Just fantastic!
    What an interesting place, I love those leaded windows...
    The statue, is stunning.

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  15. Interesting architecture and statuary, with the beautiful blue skies behind it all.

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  16. Denise you certainly are taking some wonderful photos touring around this summer! WOW how shiny is that statue...very unique!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. your photo's make me want to visit the smithsonian now! Thanks for sharing! Happy Friday! :)

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  18. I found the sculpture by Jeff Koons quite intriguing..so I looked up a bit of his background..ha, pretty far out too-I got lost for awhile.
    Thanks Denise for these lovely shots for Skywatch..Wow, I really like the workmanship on the castle as well as all the angles you've captured- Everything is just beautiful-

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  19. Love the statue and your blue skies are pretty, Denise. Wish we had some of that colour here! A x

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  20. Wonderful photos Denise, I've always wanted to visit Wasshington, its on my to do list.

    Have a great weekend.
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  21. The stainless steel sculpture is beautiful and I love the skies over the castle but the last one is the best.

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  22. Wonderfully interesting shots but for me the statue stands out. What fantastic workmanship!

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  23. Very beautiful snaps of beautiful castle.

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  24. Wow, I haven't been there in 25 years!

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  25. That's a wonderful statue. I bet it really gleams in that sunlight. The castle lookes great, too. I love photos of buildings and statues.

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  26. The angles speaks for itself! How lovely.

    AL

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  27. Hi Denise! What a lovely set of photos! I've just returned from a short holiday!

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  28. That's a lot of stainless steel!

    Nice pictures. My favorite is the next to last with the flags.

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  29. I have to add another comment here - I LOVE YOUR HEADER PHOTO! IT'S GORGEOUS!!!

    That's all, just had to get that off my chest! hehehe

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  30. Lovely photos. The man in the statue looks like he has on Dutch shoes.

    Happy week-end.

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  31. That castle sure has one heckuva curb appeal!

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  32. lovely captures of the castle.
    beautiful sky too.
    that statue intrigued me so i looked it up. it is german for peddler or traveling salesman.
    have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs

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  33. Hi Denise,
    That stainless sculpture was a nice reflective surface for sky and surroundings. I don't think I've ever seen a stainless steel sculpture! Your architectural photos framed by the sky were so interesting.

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  34. Denise,
    What a great collection of captures. Beautiful
    Have a great weekend Barbara

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  35. Thanks for visiting everyone, and leaving all your nice comments. Always enjoy reading them.

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  36. I'm always amazed at how statues speak to us, and grab our attention ... it's always a mind cleansing experience to spend time with a statue ... even if for just a moment.

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