Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Caitlyn and The Apprentice


Caitlyn is from Washington, D.C.  She was visiting family and looking at paintings in
Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum.  With her shock of bright red hair and gray short-sleeved shirt,
 I had to pose her near William Merritt Chase's 1875 painting, The Apprentice.


And, so long as we are looking at artwork, here are people looking at icons in the
Church of Elijah the Prophet, a Russian Orthodox church built in 1647 - 1650
in Yaroslavl by two wealthy fur-trading brothers.


Yaroslavl is overflowing with churches.  Perhaps the most interesting exterior is that of
John the Baptist Church, built in 1671 - 1687, a 15-onion dome church that is 
featured on the back of a 1,000 ruble banknote.

12 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh sorry, I thought Caitlyn was... a man. Fantastic photo, well fantastic photos, the church is amazingly beautiful. Did you kneel?

Malyss said...

1647.. that gives to think ! You're having a wonderful and interesting trip !

Kate said...

That distinctive onion shaped dome is quite lovely.

Tanya Breese said...

caitlyn has a great smile!

Randy said...

Love that first shot. She has a great smile.

Sharon Anck said...

Caitlyn looks like she might have been related to The Apprentice.
I love the Church photos!

Sylvia K said...

Caitlyn is a lovely young woman! Great shot as always! The church is awesome and so are your captures! Looks as though you've had/having a great trip, Jack!! Take care!

Halcyon said...

Another great portrait, Jack. But I wouldn't expect any less from you. The church is fabulous!!!

RedPat said...

Love those onion domes, Jack! Caitlyn looks like she could be a swimmer with those strong shoulders.

Kay said...

The inside of the church looks like a jewelry box...and 15 onion domes!? Makes me wonder what their significance might be.
Caitlin has a great smile; you caught it well.

William Kendall said...

She's got a great smile!

The church is amazing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh how much does Caitlyn look like KD Lang... Did you ask her if she sings Jack :)