New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. ~Hamilton Wright Mabie
Happy New Year to all-may your new year bring you peace, happiness and prosperity!
Tombstones rescued from further deterioration or moved to make pathways line a brick wall in Colonial Park Cemetery in downtown Savannah, Georgia. The second cemetery in colonial Savannah, Colonial Park was established about 1750. Originally the burial ground for the Christ Church Parish, the cemetery was enlarged around 1789 to accommodate all denominations.
Many dueling victims are buried there as well as around 700 victims from the 1820 Yellow Fever epidemic and distinguished Savannahians, among those are Button Gwinnett, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Archibald Bulloch, first president of Georgia and Hugh McCall, an early historian of Georgia. Naturally, the cemetery has its share of ghosts, the most famous being Rene Asche Rondolier, a disfigured giant of a person accused of murdering and mutilating two girls found in the cemetery. Rondolier was dragged from his hiding place in the cemetery to a swamp and lynched. However, the killings continued and it was said that his ghost was responsible.
The cemetery was closed for burials prior to the Civil War, so no Confederate soldiers are buried there, but Union troops took over the grounds during the occupation of Savannah looting and desecrating the graves and even changing the dates on the tombstones. Colonial Park Cemetery was designated a city park in 1896. Source.
Two candy canes reflected in a mirror with a red background form a heart to celebrate the holidays. Kim Klassen's 'and then some' texture was added several times with two of the textures enhanced with Snap Art 2 to create an Impasto painting technique popular with the Rembrandt, Titian and the French Impressionists as well as Vincent Van Gogh. With this technique, the paint is laid on the canvas or parts of the canvas very thickly, usually thick enough for painting-knife or brush strokes to show.Source Lastly, some of the Impasto texture was brushed away from the candy canes.
A CTA(Chicago Transit Authority) train arriving at Adams and Wabash just a few blocks from the Chicago Art Institute. Image was shot from balcony above the tracks, processed with Totally Rad, Medusa Texture from Flypaper Textures then an antique border and photo corners from Photo Frame was added to simulate an old photo. Below is a video of the Adams and Wabash station.