Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sepia Scenes #10

Welcome to Sepia Scenes!



These are architectural details of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, NY

Do you notice that there is a very fine netting covering the capital of the column? I didn't notice it until I enlarged the photo. My guess is that it's there to protect the decorative detail.

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Jan said...

Great shots, Mary. I think the netting is to keep birds from nesting and pooping. Lots of acid in bird poop!

Mamapippa said...

Have a Merry Christmas !

Annie said...

Yes, protection from the birds. Nesting there would be very damaging. We do that on our library. Very mundane building in comparison but it keeps the mess down 100%. Merry Christmas, Mary.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I noticed the netting - it could be from the birds or if it's crumbling, it could be to protect anyone standing underneath it - but the sepia scenes are very pretty! I really love all the detail!

Merry Christmas

Mojo said...

I got so busy working on Part 2 of this series today that I forgot to publish Part 1 until just now! Anyway, it's up now. From the "How I Did It" files I give you:
Sepia Scenes #10: "Sepia Tutorial Part I - Color Conversions"

Babs (Beetle) said...

I guess it's to keep birds from messing it up :O)

Lovely photos!

We wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Anonymous said...

Nice architectural shots and write up :)

Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Christmas :)

Ladynred said...

Wonderful shots. Merry Christmas Mary!

Jientje said...

Merry Christmas Mary, to you and your family!
I love the detail in this week's pictures Mary! Mine is finally up!
It took me a couple of hours this morning, but I think it's worth it!

splummer said...

Hi Mary,
That's an awesome piece of architecture! Thanks for sharing! Have a safe and happy holiday season!!


arlene said...

such a huge column, Mary and yeah i can see the netting now. there's a reason to it why it's placed in there - protection from flying litterings and yeah the bird's poop.

Merry Christmas!

MyMaracas said...

Love your photos, and yes -- it's most likely bird netting. I think architecture lends itself best to sepia, and the details become the focus when the color is gone.


Sanni @ Life... said...

Merry Christmas! :-)