Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings. In bronze form.
Technically it’s a walk in a garden, Boston’s Public Garden to be precise. However I’m not known for being technical, I’m known for geeking out (as evidenced nearly everywhere on this blog, but for this specific book here). When I was in Boston a few [...]
Outside the Georgia Aquarium
Finding Nemo is a story about a parent and child learning that they are both fully capable of living their own lives. The story is populated by marine life, which provides the perfect excuse to go to the aquarium to learn more about the animals that teach Nemo and [...]
Outside the Whistle Stop Cafe after closing
Fried Green Tomatoes takes place in three main locations: Whistle Stop (a fictitious town), the nursing home where Ninny resides and the Couch residence. The story is set in Alabama, but most of the movie was filmed in Georgia. What is presented as Whistle Stop, AL [...]
Washington Irving’s home, Sunnyside, in Tarrytown, NY
Washington Irving is a Romantic storyteller. Romantic in the academic sense, that is. His stories showcased New York as more than a place. In one story, Rip Van Winkle, nature even kidnaps a drunken man by lulling him into a 20 year nap.
Last year I [...]
In this video (third of seven) I visit several famous burial grounds in Charleston, SC including: St. Michael’s graveyard, the Circular Church’s graveyard, St. Phillip’s graveyard and cemetery, and the Unitarian Church’s graveyard.
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