Beautiful Scenes From Around the World
San Francisco, CA :---Youth has no age:-- We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems. --Arnold O'Shaughnessy Nice......
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. (excerpt from official site: As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all around the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish highlands.)
~ Divers swim near Jason de Caires - The Man on Fire - One of several sculptures immersed in the water off of Cancun ~
Petra, hidden in a deep gorge in Jordan, was once described as "the rose red city half as old as time." Yet it is still young compared to neighboring Iron Age settlements. Whereas the façade of its famous Treasury was carved some two thousand years ago, archaeologist Thomas E. Levy has been working in the nearby Wadi Faynan, which was a center of copper mining, on a practically industrial scale, a thousand years earlier still.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this "Sleeping Beauty". After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history.
~ If only every building in Seattle could do this; It makes music when it rains - We would have a veritable SYMPHONY! Smiles ~