Storybook Places & Spaces
Settings I like for book ideas. (And other places I just plain like.)
The musical Sea Organ (morske orgulje) is located on the shores of Zadar, Croatia, and is the world’s first musical pipe organs that is played by the sea. Simple and elegant steps, carved in white stone, were built on the quayside. Underneath, there are 35 musically tuned tubes with whistle openings on the sidewalk. The movement of the sea pushes air through, and – depending on the size and velocity of the wave – musical chords are played. Nature, the musician.
Ann Starrett Mansion, Port Townsend, WA
On January 12, 1833, the first public asylum for the insane in Massachusetts was opened in the scenic hills of Worcester. It was called the Bloomingdale Asylum. 2008 Update: The wings of the Kirkbride building are being demolished, along with the two historic rotundas and employee residences. The only older structure that is to be saved seems to be the administration building and clock tower.
On January 12, 1833, the first public asylum for the insane in Massachusetts was opened in the scenic hills of Worcester. It was called the Bloomingdale Asylum.
Boldt Castle, located on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands of the Saint Lawrence River, along the northern border of New York State, is a major landmark and tourist attraction in its region.
One of the narrow streets of Xijiang, Xijiang, China