I have to admit that until this morning I had no idea there was more than one type of mammoth. When I heard the word ‘mammoth’ I’ve always thought of the wooly mammoth — like the 30,000-year-old specimen discovered this past summer frozen in the Yukon’s permafrost. However, watching this episode of California’s Gold, originally aired in November 2004, I […]
Franklin Simmons (1839-1913), Penelope, 1896, Marble Gift of the Daughters of Penelope, an International Hellenic Women’s Organization, to the Fine Arts Museums of San Fransisco on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Daughters’ founding by Alexandra Apostolides in San Francisco on November 16, 1929. The donation in honor of Hellenism was made possible by the vision of Mrs. […]
Seen at the deYoung Museum in the Modern and Contemporary Art section. The artist, Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) created this beautiful piece entitled “Stepping Out” in 2000, using laminated mahogany.
I had a really great day yesterday — I spent it all at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, wandering through the galleries and soaking in all the amazing artwork. There is so much to see that although I spent a few hours, I still missed out on some wonderful stuff — namely, the current showcase, Ramses the Great and […]
Roughly halfway through this amazing episode it occurred to me that it might have been titled “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles”! Some of the territory Huell discovers on this Road Trip adventure looks awfully familiar to me, since we passed through the small town of Tehachapi on Highway 58 only a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t have time to stop […]
The historic lighthouse at Point Cabrillo is only one of the cool buildings to be found at the Point Cabrillo Lightstation State Historic Park in Mendocino County. Sitting just off Highway 1 and adjacent to the parking lot is a restored farmhouse which is all that remains of the former town of Pine Grove. The buildings at Point Cabrillo are […]
I always especially enjoy those episodes of Huell’s shows where he finds himself exploring historic airplanes, trains, or ships — so of course this visit to the USS Potomac was a must-see. This ship had quite a fascinating history even before, and especially beyond, its glory days as a presidential yacht. After being rescued from a sorrowful fate in the […]
If you enjoy trains or 19th-century machinery, this episode of Visiting is for you! It’s not the first time Huell has featured model train enthusiasts; you may remember my post from October 2020 in which he visited with the Fairplex Garden Train in Pomona. I also couldn’t help feeling like the Walt Disney barn seemed awfully familiar — it appeared […]