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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Winter Skies over Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus,Ohio

Winter Skies over Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus,Ohio. A quick day trip from Lancaster,Ohio

 #4 COUNT DOWN TO 500TH BLOG POST..

First post of 2013 a Sky Watch Friday Post..The weather outside was pretty cold , but things warmed up inside with visits to the Desert and Palm House…..

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While visiting the Conservatory I had the chance to Discover artist Aurora Robson.
Robson’s vibrant and intricate works created from discarded materials are on view within the Conservatory’s plant collections and in the Cardinal Health Gallery. This will be an upcoming post.

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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers enriching and memorable experiences inspired by art, culture and the botanical world.

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"NavStar ’92" -08 (Artist : Stephen Canneto) 3 Sculptures representing the sails of Columbus’ ships

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The state fair occupied the site of the Conservatory until 1884….History was made on August 11, 1880 when General William Tecumseh Sherman (of Lancaster,Ohio) delivered his famous statement, “ War Is Hell” in a speech to Civil War veterans.(Always looking for the Lancaster,Ohio connection LOL)

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“Winter morning Cold frost and sunshine: day of wonder! But you, my friend, are still in slumber -
Wake up, my beauty, time belies:You dormant eyes, I beg you, broaden Toward the northerly Aurora,As though a northern star arise!” Alexandr Pushkin (1799-1837)

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“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

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Вечор, ты помнишь, вьюга злилась,
На мутном небе мгла носилась;
Луна, как бледное пятно,
Сквозь тучи мрачные желтела,
И ты печальная сидела -
А нынче... погляди в окно:  Read More

joetoddsays THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND I HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO VISIT Sky Watch Friday AND Franklin Park Conservatory

Winter Skies over Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus,Ohio..a Sky Watch Friday Post

24 comments:

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a cool building! I should remember it but I don't. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Snowbrush said...

My two years in Minnesota were made a better by the St. Paul Conservatory.

I enjoyed the NP web cams--thanks.

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos, perfect for the theme!
I wish you a Happy New Photo Year!

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely winter shots. That is a lot of snow!

Sylvia K said...

That is a terrific looking place, Joe!! Great captures and wonderful, moody skies! Hope ;your new year is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Valerie said...

Very atmospheric captures, Joe - wouldn't mind swapping you just now: today's estimated temp in Adelaide will be 44 degrees C !!! Thanks for sharing your part of the world and happy 2013.

vincibene said...

Great post with wonderful pictures!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skies and lovely photos from your visit to the conservatory. The sail sculptures are cool! Happy Skywatching!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos!Happy New Year 2013!

Laura said...

So beautiful! Love the sculptures. Wishing you a blessed New Year from beneath this beautiful sky we share!

CameraCruise said...

Great and interesting post, beautiful photos!
Thanks for sharing.

Al said...

Looks like a great place to visit on a cold winter day, nice shots!

Eugenia Robinson said...

What a gorgeous place to visit with all the snow on the ground. These are magnificent pictures. They make me want to hop in my car and head to Ohio. This is a spectacular series. Wonderful photography.genie

Jim said...

Great scenery. Beautiful sculptures. Terrific shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photos, Joe. I like those sculptures!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I've read about the conservatory. I think I may be putting it on my bucket list. Your winter photos give it a different look.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful winter shots.

DeniseinVA said...

Great post on this place, very interesting and loved the snowy photos. The Franklin Park Conservatory looks like a place I would enjoy. Thanks for stopping by my post. Happy New Year!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Everything is just gorgeous in the snow. What an interesting place.

TONY LETTS said...

Beautiful Winter scenes Joe :)

Linda Gross said...

Lovely snow scenes; nice-looking building and sculptures.

George said...

I visited Franklin Park Conservatory many years ago. I really should get back there the next time we're in Ohio.

Marie said...

Stunning photos of the Conservatory, the sculpture and and the snow! And I love your quote on your header! Wonderful winter trip!

SandyCarlson said...

Your winter is gorgeous!