Lustre

Lustre – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click on image or link to see the bigger picture.

I have named this photograph “Lustre” for that is the French word for Chandelier. This photograph was taken in the Palace of Versailles in Paris, France. I have offset the chandelier from the light coming in through the windows for effect.

The Hall of Mirrors is absolutely glorious. It is absolutely decadent in its presentation filled with chandeliers, crystal, gold work and painted ceilings of artwork. It just “breathes” of another time and space where life was very different for the rich and famous.

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I Am Surrounded

I Am Surrounded – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click image to see the bigger picture.

Yup, you see me. I am the window looking outwards or perhaps, you are looking inside of me. I am surrounded by ivy growing all around me. To the North, South, East and West of my centre, are wonderful plants growing up the brick walls.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click image to see the entire picture.

This is a photograph of the Westminster Abbey in London, England in the United Kingdom.

According to Wikipedia, “The Abbey is the burial site of more than 3,300 persons, usually of prominence in British history: at least 16 monarchs, 8 Prime Ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior. As such, Westminster Abbey is sometimes described as “Britain’sValhalla”, after the iconic hall of the chosen heroes in Norse mythology”

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Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click image to see the bigger picture.

According to Wikipedia, “The Hall of Mirrors is a grand Baroque style gallery and one of the most emblematic rooms in the royal Palace of Versailles near Paris, France. The grandiose ensemble of the Hall and its adjoining salons was intended to illustrate the power of the absolutist monarch Louis XIV.”

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Powerful Determination

Powerful Determination – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click image to see the bigger picture.

Now this is a photograph of powerful determination if I did see one. The green plant is thriving and continuing upwards and around to grow. Nothing is in its path is getting in its way as it weaves and turns to make a new route around windows, balconies and corners.

Up, up, up the walls of the building, the ivy grows in dogged persistence of its goal of surviving and in a state of being extant. We, as human beings, are often the same as we pursue our goals in life.

The ivy clings to life on the walls but it is smart enough to use tools and techniques at its disposal to grow.

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You Light Me Up!

You Light Me Up – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click image to see entire photograph.

We were just wondering around London, England and I saw this beautiful combination of arched windows with a balcony of pink and white flowers just in front of a light post. I believe we were around the corner from Westminster Abbey of the Church of England which is home to coronations and weddings of the Royal family.

We love to walk around and see what beauty we can encounter in all the most unexpected places here in Canada and around the world when we are able to travel. I enjoy the company of my husband and my son as we are able to have travelled in the past and they definitely are true to the saying “You Light Me Up.”

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Changing Times

Changing Times

This is a photograph I took just to be fun with encouragement and influence from my son. I took a photo of the iconic Big Ben on an angle or akilter. It is cast with a dramatic sky of foreboding clouds in the background. It is kind of a reflection of this past year since the pandemic hit the world with a fury and changed our lives with lockdowns and restrictions. 

It is time to make Big Ben upright, straight and strong. Did you know that in 2012, it’s name was changed from Big Ben or The Clock Tower to the Elizabeth Tower to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. 

The Original Tower website indicates that, “So far, Big Ben has chimed during the reign of British monarchs Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI, and currently Elizabeth II.” 

Time is, after all, an illusion and we only have the practicality of time pieces to plan for the future and reflect upon the past. Our only moment of power is in the present moment which is now. Let us go into the New Year with anticipation for positive change and hope for a new and better world. Happy New Year! 

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Directional Signs

Directional Signs

These directional signs are from a series of photographs that I took while visiting the Royal Parks around Buckingham Palace in London, England. They point you in the direction you might want to go in. You have many choices of where you can venture to. Which one will you take? It is a decision we make each and every day and in fact, moment to moment. 

The birds or pigeons know a good spot when they see it. It is high up and has a good advantage point and is a good resting spot before carrying on with their flight. We have been in this landing zone for the past year while we consider our next options and where we want our lives to go to. It is up to us, as inhabitants of this Earth, to decide which aspects of the new-normal we want to incorporate as we forward into the future and what we want to leave behind to history. The decision is ours! 

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He Statue

He Statue

I did definitely take this photograph but I can not take credit for the original craftsmanship or integral beauty and perfection of this marble statue. I found it in the Musée d’Orsay which is found in Paris, France. 

It is exquisite in its detail but I wanted to add some effects to it and so I did. It is so well put together that it looks as if a real male in the nude is sitting there. It is called “Despair” or “Le Désespoir” and was created in 1869 by Jean-Joseph Perraud. Someone could look at this and think this is a picture for the year of 2020 but I do not see “Despair,” but see a man reposing and reflecting upon life that this year has offered us and now hoping for a better future that 2021 and onwards will bring forward for humankind. 

According to Wikipedia, “The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.” 

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Vimy Ridge 13

Vimy Ridge 13

Vimy Ridge is a famous place and monument in France. It is dedicated to Canadians as they were able to take ground that was kept by the Germans in World War I. It was thought to be impenetrable and unbeatable and yet the Canadians did it. It was part of the Battle of Arras in the Pas-de-Calais Region of France. 

This monument is 30 meters high and was designed by Walter Seymour Allward. It was unveiled in 1936 by King Edward the VIII. It was restored in 2007. Did you know that when you are on those grounds, you are back in Canada? I love this series of photos that I took because to me, it means a great deal and I honour those soldiers who fought and lost their lives for our freedoms. 

This image is part of a series dedicated to Vimy Ridge. There are 13 in total. This is number 13 and the completion of this set. 

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