Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Those Fingertips





His fingertips are barely touching her shoulder, letting the golden chain glide over her body.




Their hands meeting by way of her catching onto the chain.

The silence of their union exquisitely detailed even at the very top of a cupola, hardly to be detected by the human eye. And yet, perhaps glimpsed as a promise of the wonders offered down below in the department store atop of which the cupola was built in 1910.


A section of Valdemar Andersen's monumental decoration of the cupola
in the building now known as Metropol-bygningen in Copenhagen, 1910.


The department store survived but a few years, but the cupola of Valdemar Andersen is still with us.

Art prevailed over commercialism and if that is not a moral tale?


All photos are by me.


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