MUSEUMS

High Desert Museum and Ansel Adams

Six miles south of Bend is the fabulous High Desert (I think it was my second grade teacher, Miss Olson, who taught me how to remember the spellings of “desert” vs. “dessert.”  Which one would you want two of?) Museum. I was fortunate to see the traveling Ansel Adams exhibit.

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The grounds around the museum- lots of space.
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A quilt sculpture.  So beautiful, such great stories.  Such wonderful memories of CdA’s Kim Cheeley and the gift of quilting she gave me!

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El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite, one of Ansel Adams’ favorite places to take photographs.

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Significant story about this photo:  He was driving, saw the photo opportunity, pulled over and shot.  Minutes later the light no longer highlighted the gravestones in the foreground.

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How wonderful that in 1941, amidst WWII, our government commissioned Ansel Adams to take photographs of our

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Ansel Adams…

  •  grew up in San Francisco, an only child.
  • was an avid environmentalist, as well as a photographer.
  • was not successful in school, hence his parents home-schooled him.
  • was an accomplished pianist.
  • spent substantial time in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, from 1916 until his death in 1984.
  • was a close friend of photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “High Desert Museum and Ansel Adams

  1. Dave, These posts are fantastic. They really appeal to my travelling instincts, but this is the easy way to do this. I’M happy too that you appeal to my interests ln seeing the USA.. JOAN

    On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 7:06 PM, Another Groth Adventure- Check out “December: Where is he?” wrote:

    > cyclingamericablog posted: “Six miles south of Bend is the fabulous High > Desert (I think it was my second grade teacher, Miss Olson, who taught me > how to remember the spellings of “desert” vs. “dessert.” Which one would > you want two of?) Museum. I was fortunate to see the traveling” >

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  2. Hi Dave,
    So great to read your posts now that I have some down time in winter break. You are having some great adventures. When I first started reading, I was curious about you having a car. Then I read about your plan B. Sounds like a good plan! This way you get to ride the good bits and avoid the crappy ones. Funny how a bunch of hours alone on a bike can make all of this so crystal clear! When we met you this summer, it seemed so natural for you to want to spend more time with Jenny – glad to see that this decision will get you there. May the new year bring you lots of amazing places to bike (and drive), with smooth wide shoulders and considerate drivers! Happy New Year!

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