Saturday, April 2, 2011

Under the sea

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. These gorgeous shells, on display at the Smithsonian Castle, are similar to intricate jewelry. They are part of the exhibit The Smithsonian Institution, America's Treasure Chest.I urge you all to visit the historic Smithsonian castle and check out the treasures of the institution! And just to accompany these gorgeous shells, a gorgeous voice singing about the fishes in the sea....Nina Simone, Feeling Good

8 comments:

pve design said...

I want to do a large painting like that for a beach house. For the beach house I do not have, but a girl can dream!!! You always share such inspiration!
pve

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I'd assumed the Castle was still closed to the public--it had seemed like it was for very long time. A visit's an excellent idea. Thanks Stefan! (BTW, great Nina selection.) --bill k

quintessence said...

Love this! It's always amazing to see the beauty that resides in nature. I did a post a while back about the amazing nudibranch - I couldn't believe they were real!! And Nina Simone is one of my all time favorites!!

Tricia said...

Thx for sharing Stefan. It's my boyfiend's bday on Friday and this exhibit will be the perfect outing for my sailing/sea-loving beau.

The Down East Dilettante said...

How beautiful is this post. Wow.

My Notting Hill said...

Fun, fun! I haven't been to the Castle in years and need to rectify that. Finally some sunshine in DC!

sandrajonas.com said...

Wow! what a coincidence, I'm just back from the beach in SC.
Nature! Nature! "Look to nature"- John Ruskin

This is a jewelers inspiration. My city friend says my flowers smell like the best perfume!!

Love Nina Simone. Your taste is flawless!!

Renée Finberg said...

they are gorgeous.

and i love nina.