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UNSC_020413_03.JPG: This is the Security Council room. The art work in the background (seen up close in the previous picture) is a phoenix rising from the ashes. The UN is big on symbols like that. Several of the rooms have unfinished ceilings to remind them that their work is always continuing.
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Description of Subject Matter: Security Council Chamber
The Security Council Chamber was designed by the architect Arnstein Arneberg of Norway, whose Government contributed towards the cost of the decoration of the Chamber. It supplied the marble, the inlaid doors, the railings separating the Delegates' area from the press and public area, the blue and gold tapestry for the walls, the curtains, and the Delegates' and Secretariat chairs. The main feature of the decor is a large mural painted by Norwegian artist Per Krohg.
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2002 photos: Image quality isn't going to be very good for the first half of this year because these are scans of prints.
Equipment this year: I took the plunge and bought my first digital camera. It was August 2002 and I bought an Epson PhotoPC 3100Z. While a nice camera, it had some quirks and bumping it would result in it being totally out of focus until you manually shut it down -- something which blurred almost every picture I took in New York City one day.
Trips this year: Two weeks out west, one week in New York, and one week down south.
This was the year I started the photo web site. It started to come together in August 2002, mostly as a way of allowing me to keep track of the pictures I was taking. It took awhile to add some basic bells and whistles (logging didn't get added until November) but it's been pretty much like it started out since then. Archaic but working, and free!
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