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mathematician, composer, photographer, fiddler

16 May 2018 | categories: Photographs

Bierstadt Lake

Bierstadt Lake (2018)

Albert Bierstadt’s <i>Mount Corcoran</i> (1876)

Bierstadt Lake is perched on a moraine near the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park. After spotting the painter’s surname on a map, Vitaly Lorman and I climbed 600 feet to reach the moraine, then made our way through a dense pine forest to arrive at the lake, which instantly called to my mind Albert Bierstadt’s 1876 painting Mount Corcoran. [The lake is incidentally 7 miles from the Stanley Hotel, where in 1974 Stephen King wrote The Shining.]