Madame de Pompadour, the Girl in the Fireplace, very likely really saw clockwork men in 18th century Paris. She was probably delighted by the very complicated mechanical clockwork pieces that moved and made sounds. Continue reading Descartes’ Daughter and Doctor Who Clockwork Repair Droids
There is a series of paintings based on Vincent van Gogh’s seven sunflower paintings on giant easels. They were created by artist Cameron Cross. Continue reading The Van Gogh Project or Big Easel Project – Goodland’s “Three Sunflowers in a Vase”
Chimney Rock is out US-64 E in Chimney Rock near Lake Lure.
It has hiking trails, incredible views and a long history.
In the late 19th Century, the area was owned by Jerome B. Freeman. He logged the area for the huge virgin black walnut trees. These enormous trees were cut by hand, dragged by oxen and taken by wagon to the railroad in Hendersonville. The trees were so huge, just one log could be hauled at a time. Continue reading Chimney Rock