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Spiral Vertigo

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Guggenheim Museum,  New York,  February 2017

For me, the oval spiral of the Guggenheim is both calming and exciting.  Its own artistic power is both a host and a competitor to the artworks on display here.

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it opened in 1959.  The restrictions imposed by fitting into a city, resulted in a tall, compact structure, contrasting strongly with his horizontally expansive rural structures, such as Taliesin West.

This is the view from the top, around 28 metres high beneath a stunning skylight; a view so fascinating that even Mrs Vertigo was compelled to hang over the wall and take in the view.  With my camera lens joining in, of course.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 16 February 2017

 

Part of Perspective and Against the Odds

 

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