I’m not much of an Art Gallery fan, truth be told. I mostly use museums like this for
But free of charge I quite enjoyed this one.
is located on the National Gallery of Art … National Mall, …
The special exhibition was
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting. I’d never before paid any attention to Vermeer. But now agree he was a genius.
Normally the lives of
rich, dead white Europeans bores me to tears. But Vermeer and those he inspired were really on to something. Daily life. Quiet scenes unfolding in private household spaces.
I’d definitely visit the National Gallery again in future as I did not nearly see all of the exhibits. Not even by speed walking.
No President, not even Washington, inspires Americans more than
well over 15,000 books written about him.
Ford Theater bookstore
I visited the
Lincoln Memorial twice. It’s very popular at dusk.
His statue could not be more impressive.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention were hosting an
Out of the Darkness Walk here when I visited.
Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “ I have a dream…” speech here.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal’.
Lincoln’s work is far from finished. He needs inspire many more for many generations to come.
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Randy and Val arrived Parksville for a week holiday. First stop was the annual sand sculpting competition.
Theme this year was
Maple leaves, trees and water were recurring themes as 29 competitors devoted their creativity to the theme of Canada 150 in the 2017 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition at Parksville’s Community Park last weekend.
In the end, the winning entries were those that focused on Canada’s people — particularly those of its First Nations. …
Parksville sand sculpting competition honours Canada
Canadian Mosaic, a 360-degree series of pillars featuring five Canadian icons — Neil Young, Buffy St. Marie, Terry Fox,
Chief Dan George and David Suzuki won a prize.
Excellent detail impresses me.
My brother liked best another winner, with an indigenous figure on one side and a uniformed Mountie on the other.
I voted for one called
Little Iron Horse celebrating a certain breed of Canadian horses.
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair
Though hundreds of thousand visit nearby Ephesus, Turkey, I was the only person at the
Temple of Artemis when I visited.
turtles and the stork nesting atop the last remaining column.
fragile are the works of man.
Of the original
Seven Wonders, only one—the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the ancient wonders—remains relatively intact.
Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the and the Temple of Artemis Statue of Zeus were all destroyed.
The location and ultimate fate of the
Hanging Gardens are unknown, and there is speculation that they may not have existed at all.
model of the original Temple of Artemis, at Miniatürk Park, Istanbul
Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis, it was completely rebuilt three times before its final destruction in 401 AD.
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BBC documentary on YouTube.
everybody, I’ve always wanted to visit this most famous statue.
everyone, I found it to be no let down. 🙂
Most take the quaint
cog railway up and down. (But there is a rough scramble trail which starts close to the Botanical Gardens.)
Things go better with …
You arrive at the top to his back facing. Interesting.
I like the face. It’s as
tranquil as many Buddha statues.
The views are terrific. Obviously.
Maracanã Stadium. It will host Opening & Closing Olympic ceremonies.
This guy’s certainly going to be cheering Brazil to win the men’s futebol gold medal.
Everybody here is happy, happy.
But the Russian girl –
Lena – I arrived with nearly got us kicked out. She climbed the Redeemer for a photo. 🙂
… A symbol of Christianity across the world,
the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. …