Friday, September 21, 2012

Kaleidoscope Photography

Over the past, oh five or so years, dear hubby and I have been running literally "to the hills" to escape life and enjoy the wonders of Upstate NY in the Catskill Mountains. For those of you looking for a great place to escape and is only 2 hours from NYC, check out The Emerson Resort and Spa.

Hillary Clinton had the good taste to stay there a week before we went on one of our sojourns!


The Emerson has an adult-only Inn where the rooms are filled with luxurious silks, your own gas fireplace and Asian/Indian inspired decor. There is also a much cheaper Lodge option which is both kid and pet friendly. This is a wonderful jumping off point for either skiing, fishing, boating, rafting, hiking, or just taking in the spa and all amenities. I can't say enough about this place. There is also some amazing eats in this area- email me for info!

Anyway, now that I got my love of the Emerson off of my chest, one really really neat feature at the Emerson (well, almost off my chest) is the world's largest kaleidoscope! They made a silo on the property into a giant kaleidoscope that you can lay on your back in a darkened room and enjoy with 4 different themed kaleidoshows (TM) to music.

When you are done enjoying and are ready to purchase your own spiffy new kaleidoscope, they have the Kaleidostore in the next room over full of hand made kaleidoscopes, anywhere from $10-$10,000, and the best part- you can play with them all! From oil to water to stained glass to feathers, you can play with them all.

I am now a kaleidoscope collector and with my spiffy new camera, I have decided to start filming some of these awesome beauties and sharing with my followers.  Here's my first attempt at taking live video of one of my fav kaleidoscopes- it has beads in oil so there is constant movement.  Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. Your retreat into the mountains sounds heavenly. It's so nice to be able to get away and forget about the daily grind. Love your kaleidoscope shots and video. Art in motion, so beautiful. Hope you have a great week.