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Ethereal Dances

Ethereal Dances through the Time Passages

Ethereal Dances : a series of images inspired by the timeless gardens and history of Vizcaya, the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighbourhood of Miami, Florida.

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate. Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in United States history, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe. Vizcaya features a Main House filled with a decorative art collection, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, and a historic village that is being restored to tell Vizcaya’s full story.

e·the·re·al

•of or relating to the regions beyond the earth.

•celestial, heavenly. c : unworldly, spiritual. 2a : lacking material substance : immaterial, intangible.

 

“And all my days are trances, And all my nightly dreams Are where thy dark eye glances, And where thy footstep gleams– In what ethereal dances, By what eternal streams!”

~ Edgar Allan Poe


 

“Like an ethereal presence
You hang out everywhere.
Not a naughty or scary goblin,
Rather, an inquisitive observer,
A concerned, caring custodian,

Visiting every niche and closet,
Where we stuff the undesired
Of our messy, blemished lives,
You haunt territories we ignore,
Hoping we will find you there.”

~ Joyce Rupp

Vizcaya story in WestmountMag

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