With a vibrant print on both sides, this decorative accent throw pillow will update any room! It’s available with or without a polyester fill/insert, comes in several different sizes, and has a concealed zipper opening for a clean look and easy care.
Yesterday was my first visit to the observation deck at the Sunsphere, located at 810 Clinch Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1982 for the World’s Fair, the structure stands 266 feet tall, weighs 600 tons and has windows that are layered in 24-karat gold dust. It’s interior circular viewing platform can accommodate a maximum of 86 visitors, with informational displays providing descriptions of the Sunsphere and surrounding area.
Entry is free and an elevator (no stairs) transports people up to floor “L4”. Full panoramic, expansive views of the city and landscape – Tennessee River, Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Mountains – offer guests a pleasant experience. Plan to spend a minimum of five minutes visiting this landmark, though take as long as you’d like to observe the area and/or read associated historical materials.
Regarding photography, though, one can expect to capture structural supports in most pictures, and, due to the gold-colored glass, interior photographs will likely retain a green hue. Also, based on the spheric design, I suspect that keeping the exterior window surfaces washed is very difficult – some were dirty.
Note: if you or someone in your group is a Senior Citizen or simply may need to rest, please be advised that there are no seats (or restrooms) available. So, remember to bring a walker that has a seat, or, alternatively, a collapsible campsite (tripod) chair.
I parked a few blocks from the Sunsphere at the Locust Street Garage. There’s a convenient ‘skywalk’ near parking, which allows walkers to bypass Henley Street and leads directly to the Convention Center. The cost for parking is $8 for two hours or less. After that, it’s $12.
Fine Art America
One more thing. If you’d be interested in a new print for your home or office, I’ve added the following picture to my gallery at Fine Art America. Stop by to select from a variety of available print types – framed, canvas, art, wood, metal and/or acrylic!
With a top loading zippered enclosure, this lightweight and water resistant neoprene laptop sleeve is available for 10″, 13″ and 15″ laptops. Made by FugiFilm in Valhalla, New York. Protect you investment in style!
Available in several sizes, this decorative throw pillow is perfect for your couch or bed. It’s printed on both sides and has a concealed zipper opening for a clean look and easy care. A polyester fill/insert is optional, while the cover itself is made of soft and durable 100% spun polyester. Enjoy!
Enjoy this morning sunrise photography featuring golden reflections off of the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you’d be interested in a print, then stop by my gallery at Fine Art America to review your many options.
Measuring 2″ by 2″, this festive metal Christmas ornament will make a wonderful, decorative addition to your holiday home decor! It weighs 1.5 ounces and is both UV resistant and waterproof. Other sizes and styles also available.
Enjoy your holiday and have a very Merry Christmas!
This three dimensional digital artwork features a macro perspective of an extruded fractal design with cast iron texture and an embedded sphere. I used Bryce and Adobe Photoshop to create this image, now available on a variety of cool products in my galleries at Redbubble and Pixels.
Decorate you empty spaces with this wonderful earth tones wall tapestry, featuring an abstract symmetrical design with texture. It’s made of 100% lightweight polyester with a printed top and finished edge. Available in three sizes. Enjoy!
Some mornings are more scenic than others. A few weeks ago, after I’d started the coffee, I observed these lovely clouds. So, I gathered my camera and stepped out on to the balcony to capture this silhouette sunrise. I’ve added this image to my gallery at Fine Art America, where a variety of print types are now available – framed, canvas, art, metal, acrylic and wood. Stop by for a visit!
Available on a wide variety of different models, this colorful abstract iPhone case comes in three styles (here, “Tough Xtreme”). Merging military-grade protection with rugged style, this extra durable Case-Mate case is designed with three layers of toughness and a built in screen. Printed in the USA. Enjoy!
This morning at sunrise, I photographed a duck and swan bathing in the shallows of the Huron River, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Golden reflections across the rippled water with animal silhouettes made for a picturesque shot. See more in my gallery at Fine Art America.
This morning at 6:20 a.m., I brought my camera along for a ride into the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Stopping at several spots long the way to take photographs – three of which are presented below – the campus at the University of Michigan was quiet.
This interesting gold geometric sphere was constructed within the last few years near the Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB), located where Washtenaw Avenue turns into Huron Street. I’d estimate it to be approximately 15 feet tall.
Beyond the University of Michigan Dental School, I observed this rustic anchor as I peddled towards South University Avenue. I’m sure that it is quite old, and, at roughly 5 feet long, very heavy – a rather unusual sight, worthy of a picture!
Next, I photographed this scholarly face adorning the gothic architectural buildings comprising the exterior walls of the Law Quad. Located at the intersection of South University Avenue and State Street, the interior area features a peaceful courtyard.
This desktop computer mouse pad features a textural and vibrant graphic design of sun rays in colorful shades of gold and orange. It measures 9 1/4″ by 7 3/4″ with a non-slip backing. A durable cloth cover is resistant to stains and dust. High quality, full-color printing. Enjoy!
Looking to decorate your dining room wall? Consider a framed print of this macro photograph, featuring a sterling silver “P & B” (Payne & Baker) tea strainer, patented in 1917. It’s well used with a wooden handle and an old screen which is visible through the pouring spout. You can find it available at my gallery at Fine Art America.
This iPhone wallet has an open book style with built in stand and elastic strap closure. With a 3M adhesive strip designed to stick to your device, it features an anti reflector camera hole with full access to camera, buttons and ports. Depending on the model selected, it also holds 2-3 credit cards, and it’s easy to clean with a damp cloth. And, it also looks great. Enjoy!
This abstract golden-orange digital artwork is based on a photograph of tidal sands. You won’t have to go to the beach to enjoy the sand, however. Simply select this throw pillow instead, and spruce up your living spaces! It’s 26″ by 26″ (several smaller sizes available, too), printed on both sides and has a concealed zipper opening for a clean look and easy care. Enjoy!
Enjoy this contemporary digital art based on a photograph of lily pads and river grass on the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Guests may discover a variety of items available by visiting my galleries at Fine Art America, Society 6 and Redbubble. Thanks for stopping by!
Made in the USA, this all-over-print tote bag is printed then sewn from edge-to-edge. It measures 16″ by 16″ and has a 43″ strap. Three interior pockets; one zipped, two unzipped. Select sizes medium or large. Enjoy!
It was low tide on the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of South Carolina when I photographed an interesting formation in the sand, carved by receding waters. Later, I brought the picture into Adobe Photoshop to see what I could come up with. This is it – Golden Tidal Sands, now available in my gallery at Society 6.
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