So much to see and do this weekend! Living in the Pacific Northwest gives a person so many choices, especially if one is an outdoors person. Between nature’s beauty and a myriad of summer festivals in the region, making a decision on where to go can sometimes be a daunting task. But, today I made my mind up to go to the downtown area of Tacoma to watch the many dance and song performances of Native tribes from the region and beyond as part of the In the SpiritFestival. It takes place on the grounds of the Washington State History Museum – Tacoma, which is right across from the famous Museum of Glass that features the glass artwork of Dale Chilhuly. I took so many photos of both the festival and the nearby architecture and art displays, that I feel it only fair…
I have never before seen such an enormous symphony of color as I did in Guatemala. The past Spanish colonial influence combined with the vivid Mayan culture and tradition of brilliant colors reflect deeply throughout Guatemala, especially in the Highlands. Xela is the heart of the Mayan culture and community. If you take a walk around her lovely, hilly streets you will be reminded of her past, present and future. You can see it reflected in the lovely colors of the buildings. Some of which are on their fourth generation of color.
Come….take a walk with me through the streets of Xela and experience all the joy that color can bring to the soul.
Looking up to the hills. A typical street in Xela lined in ancient foot-burning cobblestones and a gorgeous splash of color.
From golden yellows to turquoise blues the colors never cease to inspire me and…
We recently announced that the incredible Low Line Park project, which plans to transform an abandoned underground subway station into a flourishing subterranean public space, has started a Kickstarter campaign that is pulling in big bucks. Collecting more than $135,000 in funds already, the underground oasis is moving closer and closer to realization. In honor of this enormous backing, and to rouse up even more excitement, Mark Miller Gallery will be displaying a life-size rendering of the Delancey Underground throughout the month of April. In an exhibition titled “Let There Be Light,” visitors can see the underground park at scale, examine the designers’ 3D replica of the park, and learn more about the solar technology that can make the park possible.
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Early blooms for Cherry Blossom Festival Following an unusually mild winter in the Nation’s Capital, the star attractions of the March 20-April 17 National Cherry Blossom Festival could be making an early entrance this spring… USA Today
Well, it actually doesn’t exist yet. However, it would seem they are being funded by people everywhere to get the project underway. What a cool concept. New York’s first underground park. Such a great way to transform the unused area and use new technology that can beautify the space.
What is the LowLine? We want to transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the world’s first underground park. It will be a new kind of public space, using solar technology for natural illumination, and cutting edge design to capture and highlight a very special industrial space.
A park… underground?!? Ever wonder why there’s so little green space in New York? There aren’t a lot of empty plots of land just waiting to be turned into new parks. New Yorkers have had to be a little more creative, and must look in unusual places – the High Line, a park built on an old elevated rail trestle, is a great example.
A few years ago, we learned about a massive unused former trolley terminal in our neighborhood, the Lower East Side. We got to thinking: what if we could build a park– underground– even if the space lacked natural sunlight? So we explored using fiber optic cables to transfer sunlight below ground– to support the growth of plants and trees. As we shared this idea with others, people got excited. “An underground High Line for the Lower East Side,” they’d say. “Kind of like… a LowLine.” The nickname stuck.