Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Last year I did a post about the Thorne Rooms, a collection a miniature rooms at the Phoenix Art Museum. They were created by Indiana native Narcissi Niblack Thorne who developed an interest in miniatures when her uncle began sending her pieces he found in his travels. She created 98 rooms altogether and the Phoenix Art Museum is lucky to have 20 of them. I love to go look at them whenever I visit the museum. The photo above is of the long room where they are located. With that large window at the end of the room, photographing them behind their glass is very difficult but, on this last trip to the museum I was determined to get a few shots.
Placing my lens right up against the glass, I was able to snap a few shots without the glare or reflection on the glass. The room above is called the English Adam Dining Room. Everything in the room seems to be perfectly in scale.
Even with a wide angle lens, I was still not able to capture the full extent of each room so, for this shot I just photographed one half of the room.
I liked this half with the harp and door open to the garden.
Tomorrow I'll show you a few more of the rooms.