The Flagler Museum – Part 2

This is an article continued from Part 1, containing photos from the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida. Part 1 featured photos from the exterior, the Grand Hall, the Drawing Room, the West Room, the Courtyard and the hallways. Now let's go inside the rooms, to see how the New York firm of Pottier [...]

The Flagler Museum – Part 1

On a sliver of land across Lake Worth, between Florida and the Atlantic Ocean, sits one of America's most famous historic homes and Florida's first museum: Whitehall -- Henry M. Flagler's Florida home, and a gift to his wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler. Begun in 1900 and finished after 18 months, in 1902, this Beaux-Arts [...]

Charity Christmas concert at Sala Traube, Medias

Yesterday, the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Medias gave a charity Christmas concert at Sala Traube. The entry was free, but a call for donations was made halfway through the concert. All proceeds went to U.A.M.S. (Unitatea de Asistenta Medico-Sociala), a charitable institution run by City Hall, which provides medical and living assistance to the poor [...]

Christmas program at church

There was a nice little Christmas program at our church this past Saturday, December 19, 2009, and you can watch a video of the three groups which sang in it below. My wife planned the program, in-between planning her own art show, directing our church's choir, and taking part in two separate choirs that each [...]

Ligia’s first art show

This past Thursday evening, on December 3, 2009, my wife, Ligia, had her first art show, at Casa Schüller, an art gallery in the city of Medias, Romania. This is the same show she talked about during her interview on Radio Ring. She was also interviewed about it on Nova TV last week, and I [...]

Ligia on Radio Ring 90.2 FM

My wife was a guest on Radio Ring (90.2 FM, Medias, Romania) yesterday evening (12/2), on a show called "Lentila de Contact", run by the station's Program Director, Mircea Hodarnau. Ligia talked about her art, her education and her life. This was in preparation for tonight's exhibition at Casa Schüller, which was attended by over [...]

Ligia featured in Romanian magazine

My lovely wife's blog is featured in the October edition of "Pe Tocuri", a popular Romanian magazine written for women. Since my knowledge of women's magazines is virtually non-existent, I don't have an American counterpart that I could use for a comparison, but I was certainly impressed with its thickness -- each monthly issue is [...]

My wife's ratatouille

My wife made ratatouille for us yesterday. We're big fans of the movie Ratatouille (2007), and we wanted to see what the recipe tastes like. She looked up several on the internet, picked one that she thought would be good and made it, only to find out it didn't taste all that great. No problem [...]

You can do better

A couple of weekends ago, I was walking on the quay near the Casino in the city of Constanta. There was this girl sitting on one of the benches with a guy, supposedly her boyfriend. Her curly hair reminded me of my wife, so I watched them for a bit, to see how they fit [...]