Art Photography

1987

Good Seeing you last month, mess that I was. Really appreciated you guys coming out. Keep me posted on the love life and coco sale. Don’t melt (have watched the Midwest weather!)

Love, Beth

Trixie on the Cot During Liberty’s Booty, New York City, 1980. Photography by Nan Goldin

India

Aerial View of New Delhi. Containing President’s House, Central Secretariates and Parliament House

Emperor Humayan’s tomb, Delhi.

Built by his wife in 1555 AD. In this graceful building sleep many princes and Emperor of Delhi. This building is next to Taj.

(confusing because Taj is in Agra?)

Vintage Lugano

Lago di Lugano, Santa Margherita 1915

Lugano, Monte San Salvatore

My cousin found these postcards recently. They are special to me because I lived in Lugano, Switzerland for two years and I still think it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It has changed a lot since these photos were taken, much more built up obviously, but still it is the same.

The last time I was there was 2014. Here are a few photos.

And a couple more postcards…

Weekend Minnesota

Shakopee, Minnesota

We stumbled upon the Upgrala Unit of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge which stretches along the Minnesota River for 70 miles from Bloomington to Henderson. It is pretty cool, we will have to go back.

Madison, Wisconsin

October 1981

Dear

I am with Jean in the waiting room doing crossword puzzles, reading the paper, and getting hungry! Bill got off in the rain and fog yesterday – called last night to say he’s in Washington ok. We saw Steve at the airport. He came up for the homecoming weekend in Madison.

Love, Dede

State Street Mall – Civic Center, Madison, Wisconsin. Looking toward the State Capitol

The Capital building in Madison, Wisconsin, was completed in 1917.  The architect was George Post of New York and it cost $7.25 million to build.  It is 284 ft, 5 in. to the top of the dome, three feet shorter than the capital building in Washington, DC.

The white granite on the outside is from Vermont and makes the dome the only granite dome in the United States.  It is the also the largest dome by volume in the United States and one of the largest in the world.  Inside the rotunda there is marble from Greece, Algeria, Italy and France; limestone from Minnesota; red granite from Wisconsin.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001

The statue on top of the dome is a sculpture by Daniel Chester French. He also did Abraham Lincoln of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. It is called “Wisconsin” and is a woman dressed in Greek fashion with an arm reaching out to symbolize the state motto – Forward. There is a badger on top of her helmet and she holds a globe with an eagle on top in her left hand. The eagle has a “W” on its chest.

The square surrounding the capital holds the farmer’s market every weekend, weather permitting, as well as three museums, a gourmet cheese shop and several restaurants. The Children’s Museum, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and the Wisconsin Historical Museum are all on the square. The Veterans Museum is especially interesting. It takes you through the wars Wisconsin citizens have participated in over the past 150 years and includes many personal artifacts and souvenirs.

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