NY -- NYC -- United Nations headquarters -- Chamber: Economic and Social Council:
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Description of Subject Matter: Economic and Social Council Chamber
The Swedish Government contributed towards the cost of decorating the Economic and Social Council Chamber, and Sven Markelius was the designer. His dramatic handling is seen in the somber colors of the public gallery with its unique ceiling treatment. The pipes and ducts, which conventionally would be covered, are exposed and boldly treated in a pattern of black, grey and white, integrating the functional fixtures into the decor. By contrast, the Delegates' area is light - from the lighting concealed under a unique suspended ceiling to the white marble floor, sweden furnished the carpet, the pinewood panelling, the railings and the doors, as well as the white marble. The curtain is hand woven and also donated by the Government of Sweden. It covers a 25 by 75 foot window and is woven of wool and linen in shades of red, orange, purple, beige, and blue with a variegated patter of mussels. It is the largest curtain ever made in Sweden, weighing 770 pounds and covering an over-all area of approx. 200 square meters. The marble of the floor, not covered by carpet, was donated to the Untied Nations by the Sverige's Stenindustri Förbund of Sweden.
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday,
(July) two-weeks out west for San Diego Comic-Con and sites in Utah,
(August) a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts to experience rain in another state,
(August) a three-day trip to Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
(August) another two-day jaunt to New York City (United Nations, Flushing).
That's it so far!
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.