A Parade of Tourists at Mycenae

After an overnight stay in Nafplio, off we went to the archaeological site of Mycenae in the Argolis region of Peloponnese. It was early October, typically low season for tourists, our favorite time of year to vacation in Greece. We looked forward to a quiet stroll around the citadel. Our exploration of Mycenae started at the archaeological…

Norman Rockwell’s Studio

Norman Rockwell’s studio was originally located in the backyard of his home on South Street in Stockbridge, Mass. In 1976, toward the end of his life, Rockwell left the studio and its contents to Norman Rockwell Museum.  

The Exploration Gallery at The Tech Museum of Innovation

Earth Day is near! This week, the WordPress Photo Challenge celebrates this planet on which we live. One of the first things that came to mind for me was David Bowie’s song, “Space Oddity” and the verse, “Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing we can do.” David Bowie’s music connects to my soul, and I’m…

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Today I visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum located at Rosicrucian Park in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose, California. On this autumn day, the sun was shining and the weather comfortably warm. The gardens were peaceful with few visitors, and the vegetation, dry and shriveled, was entering a quiet, dormant period. The museum, devoted to Ancient Egypt, was founded by…