“I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.” ~ Nnedi Okorafor Our Last Day! There was still so much to see and do from Balboa Park to the San Diego Zoo, but both Sarah and I loved Coronado immensely and despite the temperamentalness of the San Diego weather the day before, ….
“My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.” ~ Andy Goldsworthy Tourism in ….
“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” ~ Frank Borman Tybee Lighthouse Shockingly it was only ten when we left Surf and Song, but it felt like it was noon time. Our next adventure was taking place at Tybee Island Light Station and Museum at Fort Screven. I have a love affair with lighthouses. The stoicness they represent ….
“Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone.” ~ Adrienne Clarkson Saint Patrick’s Given our young history, there are not many buildings that will make you awe struck when you enter them. That have ornate designs that take ….
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” ~ Pablo Picasso The Met One of the draws of New York City is that their are literally a gazillion museums exhibiting a wide range of art. Every time I think of leaving, I am always drawn back because of the abundance of culture the Concrete ….
“Brooklyn’s good. Brooklyn’s funky. Brooklyn’s happening.” ~ Waris Dirie Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Saturday dawned way to early, even for this usual morning gal. Originally we were going to do sunrise on the Brooklyn Bridge. But thanks to our ten mile trek and Mother Nature deciding her hot flashes were over, we caught an extra hour of snoozes and hoped it ….
“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.” ~ George Washington I have to admit the first time I saw one of the arches it wasn’t the one that I come to view on an almost daily bases as I make my way through ….
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust Philly Philly is a delightful smorgasbord of old and new which is shown in the stunning melding of it’s architecture. Since I had explored the commercial side of Philly the day before, I could not wait to visit the Historical District which ….
“The most lasting and pure gladness comes to me from my gardens.” ~ Lillie Langtry Wandering into Brooklyn One of my favorite places, isn’t actually in Manhattan (shocking I know!) but in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (BBG) are 52 acres of bloomin’ green goodness. An oasis filled with all different types of flowers, themed gardens, and even an orchard. ….
“I didn’t really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.” ~ Jello Biafra We woke up on Lombard Street to our first full day in the Golden City refreshed and excited for some art! My aunt, an art connoisseur, was taking us to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The morning started ….