Maybe because I'm a history buff and perhaps because I love American politics, I watched the Senator's funeral today. I'm always impressed with the dedication of public servants even if I do not personally agree with any one individuals point of view. The armed services, the religious leaders, family, colleagues and friends all behave so nobly in the state funerals. I remember Ronald Reagan's funeral and the heartbreaking, yet dignified way that Nancy Reagan conducted herself. At these state funerals the singing of God Bless America always tugs at me along with Ave Maria. And I can't keep dry eyes when Taps is played on the bugle. And so, with today's funeral, I was inspired to find a picture of something stately. This image is one pillar of a bank in downtown Amsterdam. The glow isn't from a filter but two flood lights that were on the roof. I did add a blur which then created a heavenly light.