Thursday, September 20, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts

The First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts
This general view shows the Original Church and Extension, the Publishing House and the Administration Building, looking acrosss the lovely formal park and gardens.  From an Original Water Color by Arch W. Sweetman.

U.S. Post Office and Sub-Treasurey, Boston, Mass.

Museum Of Fine Arts
Boston, Mass.
Located on Huntington, Avenue, ranks high among the great museums of the world.  It excels in exhibitions of Chinese, Japanese and Indian art, Egyptian sculpture and Greek textiles and prints.  This institution with all its treasures is open to the public every day except Mondays and holidays.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Kingman, Arizona

Joshua Tree Forest, Near Kingman, Arizona

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Williamsburg, Virginia

Governor's Palace Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia
Surrounding the residence of the Royal Governor are formal gardens, among the handsomest in America.  They include and English maze, bowling green, pleached arbors and floral displays.  Gardens and Palace are open daily.

Supper Room Governor's Palace
Lighting the candles in the Supper Room of the Governor's Palace where eighteenth century guests refreshed themselves after an evening of dancing in the Ballroom.  The Chinese hand-painted rice paper on the wall, and the pagoda like form over the door show how China and India influenced the taste of the day.  Open daily.

The Governor's Palace Maze, Williamsburg, Virginia
This holly maze in the Governor's Palace Gardens is patterned after the maze at Hampton Court.  In the background is a lofty tree-shaded mount built above the ice house that served the Palace.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Corpus Christi Beach, Texas

U.S.S. Lexington CV 16
The Blue Ghost...a floating Naval Museum on Corpus Christi berthed just offshore from the Texas State Aquarium...all on beautiful Corpus Christi Beach...which provides swimming, picnic facilities, sailboating and sunning for local residents and tourists alike.