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 is an Executive Assistant for the Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a Baha’i, she serves her local community through hosting artistic prayer devotionals and thoughtful dialogues centered around the needs of the current times. She prefers to shoot still scenes that invoke feeling, and her favorite living thing to photograph is children.


  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. ;)