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“There is no death.”

The back of this elaborate tomb was engraved with a quote from Elizabeth Parker, who said, “There is no death. There is no forever gone.”

It is on her own tombstone, and she died in 2011, at age 16.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

Fountain

A detail of the hotel’s fountain, which was a popular place for photos. On Saturday morning, as guests were arriving for a wedding, there was practically a line of dressed-up folks ready to pose for the camera. Or phone.

Crescent Hotel and Spa
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.5.2018

Whatever this was, it didn’t end well

A detail of some hulking ruins I encountered in Eureka Springs – I’m not sure what the owners intended, but I am sure it wasn’t this sad end.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

Heavenward

The main rule at Thorncrown Chapel is that you have to stay seated while you’re taking photos. On the one hand, I appreciated that rule, because that kept people out of the image (and you know how I am about people!). But on the other hand, it made it a little challenging to get photos that didn’t end up looking like every other photo ever made of the place.

So, here’s a tip if you go: put the camera on the ledge by the window and shoot straight up. Not only will you get this vertiginous view, but you can get an interesting reflection thrown in!

Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.6.2018

Branches

Fay Jones – Thorncrown’s architect – was a genius: look at how the structure mimics the tree branches, and how the light falls into the building the same way it falls on the forest floor.

Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
photographed 10.5.2018

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