Grandeur: North Carolina

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Alisa Mappes ©

This view spans the length of a particularly special piece of architecture: the sundial at Morehead Planetarium in NC.  Polaris, the goal of the sundial’s gesture, twinkles out-of-focus in the background. The ‘North Star’, situated above Earth’s celestial pole, acts as a navigational guide, though it is 430 light years/ 2.8 billion km away! (Talk about the grandeur of space!)

“For in this universe of God, which appears in the most complete perfection, beauty and grandeur the luminous stars of the material universe are innumerable! Then we must reflect how limitless and infinite are the spiritual worlds, which are the essential foundation.” ~ Abdu’l Baha

Alisa lives in Taiwan with her husband Joe. She considers herself extremely lucky to teach children of diverse backgrounds in a European bilingual school in Taipei. When she’s not running after a tiny tot, she’s snapping away on her Canon Rebel and thinking about the needs of an ever advancing society!


  1. Kylie

    17 May, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Leesie – Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Saleem

    17 May, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    The other best of the month. ;)