Limestone Tulip

Tulip in Stone

Tulip in stone, a carving in the facade of the University of Wisconsin’s Memorial Union. Building dates from the 1920s.

No tulips of the kind found peeking out of the ground yet. This one will have to suffice ’til then.

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  1. That’s a beautiful carving!
    No Tulips here either 😉

  2. I love the texture of this picture, My brain can feel this photo, pleasant rough surface tickling my senses.

  3. This is very pleasing..I can feel the texture with my heart.

    I ike the line leads you right to the tulip.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. lady.percy says:

    I love how you captured the texture in this picture.

  5. Nicole ~ But you NEVER have tulips. You have all that sun, though…

    gandalf ~ hope your brain is happy.

    gypsy ~ I love old functional art like this.

    lady ~ thanks, m’lady.

  6. lucie field says:

    wow i love this. great find and great shot, good lighting.

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