Month: April 2014

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

 

– Saint Augustine

 

My top 7 pics from Florida and Texas

Even though I toted my SLR camera along with me in the car on the Florida trip, it only came out on two occasions (the Dolphin Research Centre and Colonial Williamsburg). Most of the time, I took photographs with my…

My top 5 stories from Florida and Texas

I visited so many wonderful places during my trips to Florida (including Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia) and Texas (including Louisiana and Ohio) that it was hard to pin down just five great stories, but here they are: Tea, anyone? Discover…

Fountain of the books

The Amelia Valerio Weinberg Memorial Fountain in front of the Main Library in Cincinnati, Ohio. Books and fountains together: what could be better?

A book lover’s dream library

As much as the Cincinnati Main Library is a first-class modern facility (built in 1955 and expanded in 1982 and 1997), its previous home is still a subject of fascination. Photos of “Old Main” feature prominently on the library’s website, Flickr,…

Raining down watery blessings

Sitting atop the Tyler Davidson Fountain, the Genius of the Waters holds out her hands to bless the city of Cincinnati, Ohio with life-giving water. The fountain was placed in Fountain Square in 1871 by successful businessman Henry Probasco to…

Spanish flair in a New Orleans garden

New Orleans may be known for its French heritage, but at Longue Vue House & Gardens in the north of the city, it’s Spain that’s the highlight of this beautiful mid-twentieth century estate. Longue Vue House was the home of philanthropists…

A hot time on Avery Island

I am a fan of Tabasco pepper sauce, especially the Chipotle variety. So when my husband and I were traveling through western Louisiana, we saw a billboard advertising tours of the Tabasco Factory on Avery Island. Since it was no…

A thundering wall of water

This is the Williams Water Wall (formerly the Transco Water Wall) in Houston, Texas. It sits in a three-acre park at the base of the Williams Tower, a very tall blue building that is so high, it is a landmark…

A digital twist on the library

BiblioTech in San Antonio, Texas has been getting a lot of press lately about being the first digital public library in the United States. So when I visited the city recently, I had to stop by this “bookless” library and…