Thursday, December 12, 2013

SKYWATCH FRIDAY

After yesterday's wintry photos I thought I would put my SkyWatch Friday post up early.  It takes us back to the warmer months when we were traveling in the late part of last summer, with the memories of bright and beautiful sunshine warming our bones.


These photos were taken at The Indian Museum of Arts and Culture located on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I was mesmerized by its size and wanted to share it again as I thought it pretty amazing.  It was also great to be able to take photos of that incredible blue sky as a backdrop.  


Standing to attention in front of the statue!  I'm there to give you an idea of how tall that statue is.  I am 5 ft. 6 in.
  

The detail in the workmanship is incredible!


A fabulous sculpture and an amazing sky right?


The marker read, "Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer - Craig Dan Goseyun -1995 - San Carlos Apache - Bronze - Courtesy of Sam and Ethel Ballen"

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Happy SkyWatch Friday!

29 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous blue skies - here I would love to see some storm clouds though. Big, fat, rain heavy storm clouds.

Cloudia said...

truly a colossus and VERY striking!

You look sweet as ever (and so petite! :)




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Nice photos!

diane b said...

It is huge and the detail amazing especially in the skirt? or whatever that pice of clothing is called. The skies are beautiful too.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool sculpture and the sky looks beautiful! Wonderful photos, Denise! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Em Parkinson said...

I love the way those fringes have so much movement in them - really clever.

Terri Buster said...

Very cool statue, and a gorgeous bright blue sky! Hope to see one of those again soon..I don't like the grey!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your statue and you can't beat the New Mexico skies. We lived in Santa Fe when I was born but Dad found a better deal at the hospital in Espanola. $95. So I guess I was a bargain baby.

Kerri Farley said...

Very cool!

gigihawaii said...

Very nice sculpture. Wish there were more of these in Hawaii.

TexWisGirl said...

it is truly beautiful. the flowing movement, the colors...

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots!

Jan said...

Love all the photos of the Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer. Great captures.

Gail Dixon said...

Yes, you couldn't have custom-ordered a sky that pretty. Beautiful statue, especially against that vivid blue!

Betsy Adams said...

Great sky photos from your wonderful summer trip... AND--that statue is awesome... That really is huge isn't it? Wow---so much detail. Love it.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gert Jan Hermus said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time!! Great post Denise!

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Gemma Wiseman said...

That statue is huge. Love the attention to garment detail on it. Stunning photos.

HansHB said...

A great post for SWF!

Laura said...

my hands feel a little warmer looking at your photos… so cold here on the east coast… brrrr.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

New Mexico has beautiful skies! And that statue is impressive.

Karen said...

Lovely blue skies and a very interesting statue!

lina@women tips said...

A huge and tall statue! Interesting details and angles, Denise. Love it.

Anne Jeffries said...

Very dramatic AND impressive.

Bill Nicholls said...

Well Engilish girl you have provided us with some great photos this week. I think I will have to start following your blog. Mind you follow mine and you might see some good English scenes which will make you Homesick

Tanya Breese said...

wow, that is an amazing statue and i love the comparison with you to show it's true size! pretty impressive, the sky is beautiful too!

about the back links...i don't know why it does that, maybe it's in my settings. i remember when i first started my blog i had checked "allow backlinks" so that could be...i don't mind them at all...if it bothers you i can look to see how to remove it!

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgeous sky and one very HUGE statue!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Awesome sculpture. Ever since I visited Rodin's home and studio, I have become more appreciative of sculpture. Beautiful sky too. Dianne

Kay said...

This is so cool! Good grief! In all the time we visited Santa Fe, we didn't get to see this awesome place. Thank you for showing it to us.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

You are standing in one of my top 10 spots to visit on the Earth. I love Santa fe and my best friend lives there...I hope to visit her in April as I have not been there in about 4 years now. I miss it.