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Tom Stepleton's Snapshots

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  1. Splendid painted glass peacocks

    Snapshot Title: Splendid painted glass peacocks
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Wedding hall, Mysore Palace (dusky image)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    More fantastic painted glass peacocks, produced in Scotland, at Mysore Palace.



  2. Painted glass peacock detail

    Snapshot Title: Painted glass peacock detail
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Private audience hall, Mysore Palace (dusky image)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    These panes of painted glass were made in Scotland and show amazing amounts of detail.



  3. Brigade Road

    Snapshot Title: Brigade Road
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: M.G. Road and Brigade Road at night, Bangalore
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    A view down Brigade Road, part of a central shopping district in Bangalore.



  4. Ceiling detail, Mysore Palace public audience hall

    Snapshot Title: Ceiling detail, Mysore Palace public audience hall
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Public audience hall, Mysore Palace (with stitcher hiccup)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    This painting on the ceiling shows an elaborate reception scene including several Hindu deities---does anyone know if this references a story?



  5. Twisted ox

    Snapshot Title: Twisted ox
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Old Madras Road and C.M.H. Road, Bangalore
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    An ox on a break from revenue duty (i.e. not pulling a cart at the moment).



  6. Hand carved teak lion

    Snapshot Title: Hand carved teak lion
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Dressing room, Mysore Palace
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Ceiling detail, dressing room, Mysore Palace.



  7. Top of the cupola

    Snapshot Title: Top of the cupola
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Mysore Palace on a rainy day
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    The very top of the highest cupola at Mysore Palace.



  8. Christmas BMW

    Snapshot Title: Christmas BMW
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Christmas at Dubai International Airport
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    You could win this car! Not so useful for the international traveler.



  9. Visual texture

    Snapshot Title: Visual texture
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Eads Bridge, western span
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Thin ones are under tension, thick ones are under compression?



  10. Moleskine notebook

    Snapshot Title: Moleskine notebook
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Rooftop, Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind, Bangalore (1 of 2)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    I forgot to take this out of the shot. Oh well.



  11. Solar water heater

    Snapshot Title: Solar water heater
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Rooftop, Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind, Bangalore (1 of 2)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Energy efficient rooftop water heater.



  12. Indian apartment building

    Snapshot Title: Indian apartment building
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Rooftop, Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind, Bangalore (1 of 2)
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Middle class housing in Bangalore.



  13. Obama's St. Louis HQ?

    Snapshot Title: Obama's St. Louis HQ?
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Washington Avenue and Tucker Boulevard, St. Louis, MO
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Either that or someone's really excited about Barack Obama.



  14. Zenith 3

    Snapshot Title: Zenith 3
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 1, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Passenger air travel from before the time it was considered appropriate for the pilot to be inside the airplane.



  15. St. Louis Cardinal

    Snapshot Title: St. Louis Cardinal
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 1, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    In 1929 it was also an airplane. Built by the St. Louis Car Company, which usually made railroad rolling stock.



  16. Flagg F-13

    Snapshot Title: Flagg F-13
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 1, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Sporty biplane at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum at Creve Coeur Airport in St. Louis, MO.



  17. Timm Collegiate

    Snapshot Title: Timm Collegiate
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 2, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Barely visible in the background: a Timm Collegiate, flown by Charles Lindbergh and made by his flight instructor. Apparently Lindbergh was supposed to be a spokesman for this aircraft, but after expe...



  18. Driggs Dart II

    Snapshot Title: Driggs Dart II
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 2, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    IIRC from the tour, this aircraft was particularly unstable. Note the counterclockwise (from the pilot's view) turning engine, which I think is from France.



  19. Rescued TravelAir

    Snapshot Title: Rescued TravelAir
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 2, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    IIRC this TravelAir used to hang from the ceiling at the St. Louis Science Center (www.slsc.org Will open in a new tab or window), but wound up here where people could take better care of it.



  20. Jenny cockpit

    Snapshot Title: Jenny cockpit
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 2, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    The cockpit of the Curtiss Jenny (or is it a Canuck?) is a long way from the front of the plane!



  21. The photographer

    Snapshot Title: The photographer
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 3, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Your photographer, with tripod, Gigapan, and yellow Gigapan case.



  22. Antonov An-2 left control column

    Snapshot Title: Antonov An-2 left control column
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Antonov An-2 cockpit, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Control yoke and instruments for the left seat (pilot's seat) in one of the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum's Antonov An-2s.



  23. DH.89 Dragon Rapide airliner

    Snapshot Title: DH.89 Dragon Rapide airliner
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Hangar 3, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    1930s British twin-engine airliner---an elegant aircraft! In flying condition.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Dragon_Rapide Will open in a new tab or window



  24. Makeshift tent house, central Bangalore

    Snapshot Title: Makeshift tent house, central Bangalore
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Makeshift tent housing in Bangalore
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Improvised housing in Bangalore, India.



  25. Illuminated gopuram and south gate, Mysore Palace

    Snapshot Title: Illuminated gopuram and south gate, Mysore Palace
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Mysore Palace featuring Sunday/Dasara lighting
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Left: profile view of the gopuram (entrance tower) of the front of the southern Hindu temple on the Mysore Palace grounds. Center: the southern entrance to the Mysore Palace grounds; this is the main ...



  26. Illuminated main gate, Mysore Palace

    Snapshot Title: Illuminated main gate, Mysore Palace
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Mysore Palace featuring Sunday/Dasara lighting
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Main (east) gate of the Mysore Palace grounds, illuminated by hundreds of individual light bulbs.



  27. Mysore Palace detail

    Snapshot Title: Mysore Palace detail
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Mysore Palace featuring Sunday/Dasara lighting
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Detail from a nighttime shot of Mysore Palace, which was lit up for an hour on the 21st with the same lighting used on Sundays and during Dasara.



  28. Bigger recycling bin needed

    Snapshot Title: Bigger recycling bin needed
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Wean Hall in the late afternoon
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Wean Hall office with lots and lots of books and papers.



  29. Wean Hall sculpture

    Snapshot Title: Wean Hall sculpture
    Taken by: Tom Stepleton

    Image: Wean Hall in the late afternoon
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    That odd Modernist painted steel structure underneath the cantilevered auditorium of Wean Hall. Carnegie Mellon University, 11 December 2007.



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