Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ice Surfaces from March 2011

Pictures I took of the ice covered railing at Niagara Falls – Valentines Day 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sir Ken Robinson and Education

Quotes by Ken Robinson

'The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.'

"Our task is to educate their (our students) whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it."

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Artists: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Clouds, 2002. Styropor. 105,1 x 187,6 x 40 cm. Courtesy Galerie Kreo, Paris © Paul Tahon und Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
and the Ideal House exhibition ­ 2004 installation IMM Koln, Germany

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dolbadarn Castle in Wales

Dolbadarn Castle by William Turner

Photo: Ruins of a castle on grassy field

Photograph by Alan Novelli, Alamy

Commissioned before A.D. 1230, Dolbadarn Castle in Snowdonia National Park features the best surviving example of a Welsh round tower.

Take a walk on the moors, go horseback riding on ancient trails, or tour a medieval village in one of the U.K.'s 15 national parks. Known as "Britain's breathing spaces," the parks offer outdoor and sightseeing activities against dramatic landscapes and historic treasures.

Dolbadarn Castle, Llanberis, Wales