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KOKOMO OPALESCENT GLASS: America's Oldest Art Glass Company

Art glass are fascinating! They sparkle and shine in rainbow colors. Art glass domes and windows have decorated the some of most beautiful buildings, churches and cathedrals. While photographing some landmark buildings in Chicago, I learnt that many of the decorative art glass were made in Kokomo, Indiana. Like the impressive ceiling at the Auditorium Building, and the spectacular dome in Nickerson Mansion have been made from glass produced at the Kokomo Opalescent Glass factory. Their website proudly claim.....

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HOOVER DAM

Between Nevada and Arizona

Construction: 1931-1936

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. It is situated on the Nevada-Arizona border, 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The dam streatches 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon. Hoover Dam took five years to construct. It was built to control flooding along the Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power for California and the Southwest. Since its construction, it has spurred tremendous growth...
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Winged Figures of the Republic - by Oskar Hansen

In fact there are three sculptures by Oskar Hansen at the Hoover Dam.. Winged Figures of the Republic Terrazzo Floor with Celestial Star Map Compass with Zodiac Signs Memorial Plaque honoring thew Hoover Dam dead. Bas Reliefs on Elevator Towers Other sculptures include: Dam High Scaler Monument - by Steven Liguori Dog of the Dam Tomb

For Hoover Dam and Hoover Dam bypass [Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge].. click here..

Much of the Memorial Art...

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Charging Bull - by Italian-American sculptor Arturo Di Modica

Location:Bowling Green/ Broadway & Morris St, New York City

Description: Bronze / 11 feet tall and 16 feet long / 7,100 pounds.

Charging Bull, is one of the most iconic images of New York and a "Wall Street icon". It stands in Bowling Green Park in the Financial District in Manhattan, New York City, and is sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green...

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The Sun Vow - by Hermon Atkins MacNeil

Description: Modeled-1898, Cast-1901 / Bronze / Height: 176.5 cm

Location: Art Institute of Chicago / Galleries of American Art Sculpture Court [Gallery: 161]/ Rice Building - Lower Level..

Bequest of Howard Van Doren Shaw.

The marker reads.. Hermon Atkins MacNeil became interested in native American culture after viewing the ethnographic displays at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Sun Vow portrays a young Native American undergoing a rite of manhood...

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Love - by Robert Indiana

"Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees." - Robert Indiana.

Robert Indiana, born Robert Clark (born September 13, 1928), is an American artist and has played a central role in the development of Pop Art movement of the 1960s. A self proclaimed “American painter of signs,” Indiana has created a highly original body of work that explores American identity, personal history and the power of abstraction and language. His work often consists of...

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As an Indian living in the US, I am quite aware of the stereotypes associated with India - an overpopulated country with chaotic traffic. Land of Taj Mahal, Yoga and Bollywood. Land of Sacred Cows and curry, and also land of Call Centers and Bangalore. All that is correct. I won't dispute any of it.  But I believe I share a common experience with many Indians, that India is so much more. Being one of the world's oldest civilizations India boasts of an amalgamation of a wide array of languages, dance, music, art...

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