I understand that nowadays, that busts are made out of plastic, concrete, and alabaster. Like most productions today, objects are made by the hundreds per hour as they run through machines. Wouldn't this fact alone make the ones seen in museums that much more valuable? Could you imagine how difficult it was for sculptors like Donatello, Michelangelo, and Gian Lorenzo to sculpt entire bodies and details using only simple hand-held tools? They were the machines! I try to keep this in mind whenever I visit a museum and I run across a bust or statue in the collection. It doesn't matter how many statues I have at my home, standing before an original will alway leave me in a state of awe.
As a African-American, I think it's essential that we visit them. In my opinion, by not visiting these historical landmarks, we turn a blind and ignorant eye to all our ancestors went through.
The half of breath left in your lungs is all the survival you have before fluid replaces the air and you drown. Perhaps your last thoughts are the four warning signs you passed to get to that boulder. Your last feeling is regret for not heeding those warnings.
Being Floridian, my body never needed to adjust to twenty-degree weather. I knew the moment I pressed my fingers against my sprinter van's window; I'd probably regret getting out. When I looked out across the beach of Holland State Park, at the medium-sized, bright red lighthouse floating above still seaglass teal water, I told myself to Hell with it.
No matter how much Jacksonville grows and expands, the beauty of the River city will always lie at the heart of downtown Jacksonville.
With very little security and adult supervision, at Metro Park, we were alive, wild and free. Fifteen years later, I visit the place that made our childhood magical. I see only an investment in the death of childhood fun.
The Kingsley Plantation is one brick in a very long wall, but it helps to build the story that will forever be told in our American history.
Murray hill looks a lot brighter with it's decorated murals and their messages.
I drove through other cities besides my own, and I see bridges in their original form, and they seem fascinating than the painted dolls back in my city.
The best part about this particular display is that one, it gives attention and recognition to artists who are trying to make a name for themselves. Two, it educates visitors on the issues over poverty that is heavy in our city.