Category: Natural things

I came to see music boxes, but I unexpectedly found art

Siegfrieds’s Mechanical Music Cabinet in Rudesheim, a town full of interesting tourist activities.  The Niederwald monument  is located nearby and there is a gondola to people from Rudesheim to see it. The  Drosselgasse, a narrow cobblestone street, lined with interesting ancient buildings and restaurants serving schnitzel and beer–with live German music.  And at the top... Read more »

The Niederwald, a German Monument I Never Heard of is Unexpected Art.

The Niederwald, a German Monument I Never Heard of is Unexpected Art.
Cruising the Rhine River in Germany,  our ship passed group of imposing sculptures high above the River.  Although it was quite a distance away, we could tell that it was really big.  Later that day, visiting the town of Rudesheim, I had the opportunity to see it close up. A leisurely ride on a gondola... Read more »

The Rock Church and Churches on Steriods, Unexpected Art in Eastern Europe.

The Rock Church and Churches on Steriods, Unexpected Art in Eastern Europe.
There were many surprises on my river cruise through Europe–one was the  Orthodox Churches I saw in Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.  I am familiar with Eastern Orthodox Churches in the United States, but in Eastern Europe, Orthodox churches were on steroids. Every  surface in these churches was covered with paintings, walls, ceilings, porches, and some... Read more »
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Apple Blossoms and Unexpected Art

Apple Blossoms and Unexpected Art
Wednesday is my day to volunteer at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  My job was to collect tulips for potpourri and violas with pretty faces.  After I finished that, I decided to take a look around before I returned to our shed.  It was cold, cloudy and wet.  Not a good day for walking in a... Read more »

Finding Unexpected Art at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Finding Unexpected Art at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
On the days when I volunteer at the Chicago Botanic Garden, I usually post a photo on Facebook  “Today at The Chicago Botanic Garden .”  So I always have my phone along with my pruners and garden gloves and take three times more pictures than I can possible use. Unexpected art surprises, delights and enlightens.  ... Read more »