I admit I am a little nervous when I sign up for a sweetgrass basket workshop. Making one of the traditional baskets associated with Charleston seems nearly impossible as I watch my instructor taking out amazing examples of her work to show me. This is an activity coordinated for Wild Dunes Resort guests. Located on Isle of Palms, South Carolina,
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While on a Viking River Cruise excursion, I visited the Green Vault in Dresden, Germany. The museum, housed in Dresden Castle, is the largest collection of treasure in Europe. Founded by Augustus the Strong in 1723, it features a wealth of Baroque to Classicism artworks made of gold, silver and other precious metals; many encrusted with precious jewels.
An original love letter dated June 20, 1622 is displayed in a glass cabinet under a green velvet cover in The Lobkowicz Palace. Translated it reads in part: Zdenek Vojtech Popel, 1st Prince Lobkwicz to Polyxenia Lobkwicz My beloved, The good Capuchin friars are returning to Vienna so I have wanted to give them this letter, with which I kiss
On a tour provided by Palazzo Donati, I set out to visit a small ceramic showroom and workshop in Urbania, an Italian town of just over 7,000 inhabitants in the Le Marche region. A center for handmade ceramics since the 15th century, today there are workshops where you can see artists at work and buy high quality handmade ceramic pieces.