A few nice Rocky Mountains images I found:
NYC – Metropolitan Musem of Art: Albert Bierstadt’s The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak
Image by wallyg
The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak
Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830-1902)
Oil on canvas; 73 1/2 x 120 3/4 in. (186.7 x 306.7 cm)
This painting is the major work that resulted from the artist’s first trip to the West. In spring 1859, he accompanied a government survey expedition, headed by Colonel Frederick W. Lander, to the Nebraska Territory. By summer, the party had reached the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains in what is now Wyoming. Bierstadt dubbed the central mountain in the picture Lander’s Peak following the colonel’s death in the Civil War. This was one of a number of large works painted after Bierstadt’s return from these travels. It was completed in 1863, exhibited to great acclaim, and purchased in 1865 for the then-astounding sum of ,000 by James McHenry, an American living in London. Bierstadt later bought it back and gave or sold it to his brother Edward.
Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.123)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s permanent collection contains more than two million works of art from around the world. It opened its doors on February 20, 1872, housed in a building located at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Under their guidance of John Taylor Johnston and George Palmer Putnam, the Met’s holdings, initially consisting of a Roman stone sarcophagus and 174 mostly European paintings, quickly outgrew the available space. In 1873, occasioned by the Met’s purchase of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriot antiquities, the museum decamped from Fifth Avenue and took up residence at the Douglas Mansion on West 14th Street. However, these new accommodations were temporary; after negotiations with the city of New York, the Met acquired land on the east side of Central Park, where it built its permanent home, a red-brick Gothic Revival stone "mausoleum" designed by American architects Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold. As of 2006, the Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies more than two million square feet, more than 20 times the size of the original 1880 building.
In 2007, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was ranked #17 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1967. The interior was designated in 1977.
National Historic Register #86003556
Rocky Mountain Cloud Layers
Image by Striking Photography by Bo Insogna
Layers of clouds on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at sunset, Colorado. Boulder County. Last Night’s sunset view. Lovin Life in Boulder County! www.TheLightningMan.com