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Friday, August 10, 2012

Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum

A few weeks ago, I met my friend Virginia at the Dallas Arboretum to see the Chihuly Glass Exhibit. The work is large and colorful and absolutely beautiful. Here are a few pics

I highly recommend a visit to the Arboretum. Chihuly will be around until November.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Back in July, when rain came to visit Dallas, I looked out the window and saw this...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

More of the Holy Land

Here are more pictures from our trip to the Holy Land. The Yigal Allon Center is the home of the Ancient Galilee Boat. The boat was discovered in 1986 by 2 fishermen during a time of drought and when the water had receded. Based on nails, pottery, other artifacts and carbon dating, the boat dates back to 1 AD. The remains were so delicate, it took twelve days to extricate and another seven years soaking in chemical water and very elaborate conservation before being displayed. The pictures taken inside are somewhat grainy because we were not allow to us flash photography.
The Yigal Allon Centre

The Yigal Allon Centre

Another view of  The Yigal Allon Centre 

The foam form that was used to float the remains of the boat.

Jesus Boat

Different view

Different view

Different view