daily photo: sanssouci bas-relief

bird floral motif at Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam Germany

bird and flower bas-relief at Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany

This charming design is from the fountain garden in front of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany, near Berlin.

I often photograph designs like this for possible inspiration later. This one I can imagine worked up in many ways: colorful folkart-style embroidery, or elegant white-on-white embroidery to mimic the white marble, or a carved block print, or a cyanotype print (of course!)  Photos of stone carvings often make great cyanotype images, because they benefit from the high contrast.

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