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I was speaking about the Smith Tower in my last post. This is the view out of my studio window.
Once, I covered an event on the very top floor, in the tall pyramid-shaped part. That was fun.
When the building was opened in 1914, it was the forth tallest in the world. One hundred and fifty-nine meters. It's only been washed once I read as, for some reason, it stays exceptionally clean by itself. There is a room on the 35th floor called The Chinese Room. The furniture and many of the fittings and carvings were gifts from the Empress of China. You can take a Virtual Reality tour here.
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I did this photo some month's ago. The light was very special. Warm afternoon light with a certain glow, at the same time dark clouds and some blue sky. There was some magic in the air, a kind of a stronger presence of things, as if the objects reach out to you, not just being there in the gray, passively waiting for us to see them.
The blue little globe or ball on top of the tower was lighting up. I never registered that before. Probably catching the light from the sun.