Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Old Masters

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I missed yesterday's HSMSHS prompt and meant to do both it and today's together, but when I went to get today's prompt I saw Carve and had to share this photo that I took on a trip to Springfield, Mass. this past September.

Everywhere I looked was so rich with detail and history, and I'm afraid I gave my camera quite a workout just trying to capture the beauty of the square where we were eating our lunch. You just don't see amazing workmanship like this anymore, and when I think of the tools they had versus the tools we have now, the love and artistry of their craft blazes through even more. It may be just a building, but that's no reason not to give it your best. Building things that last, giving your best to a job, carving a place for yourself in your surroundings. Why isn't this done anymore?

PS I'll still be looking around my current space for discard and carve and will try to post later if I get any good shots.


  1. What a wonderful carve you found!

  2. Beautiful - as you say truly amazing the detail they've put into it

  3. That picture is AMAZING! I love it.

  4. A beautiful shot of a beautiful building, love it :)

  5. hehe that's in my neck of the woods. beautiful angle.

  6. hey there! just checking out all the blog links from skrap n chat!

    you have some great photos here-nice to look at :-)

    i see some interesting links in your sidebar-will be visiting those too!