Showing posts from December, 2015

A Stroll Through Old Salem, Winston Salem NC

In November Gail and I headed off on an adventure.  We  have both lived in NC for some time but have never visited Old Salem in Winston Salem NC.  We were about to change that.  We made reservations at a B&B on the main street of the historic city and off we went....
Below are my photos taken while strolling the streets of Old Salem and a bit of history as well from the Visit Old Salem website and Wikipedia...

"Salem was founded in 1766 by the Moravians–a Protestant religious group that first organized in what is now known as the Czech Republic in the 15th century" Visit Old Salem "The Moravians were active missionaries who established an earlier settlement in Bethlehem, PA, before settling “Wachovia” in the North Carolina backcountry in 1753" Visit Old Salem
 "Salem residents were also well respected for their architecture and attention to detail. The architecture and landscape of Salem are still quite accurate, as about three-quarters of the Historic Town bu…

The Beauty of Corning NY with the Road Scholars

Corning NY, what a beautiful town.  I can remember our guide telling us Corning is used as a blueprint to old town revitalization.  Here are a few tidbits from Wikipedia.

"The first settlement in the town of Corning was made near the site of the future city in 1796. The community was set apart from the town as a village in 1848.  Corning was incorporated as a city in 1890." Wikipedia "In 2013, Rand McNally's list of best small towns in America named Corning the "Most Fun" town out of all the list's finalists." Wikipedia  "It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community." Wikipedia "The Corning area's first real industry was lumber." Wikipedia   "Corning became a railroad town in the 1880s, many smaller railroad lines busily weaving webs of tracks connecting the major trunk line to smaller communities. In 1912, the Corning train wreck thre…

Monday Morning Motivation

Yep, it is Monday again.  No matter where we find ourselves God is at work in our lives.   All we have to do is put yesterday, today, and tomorrow in His hands. Rest in His love for He cares for us....

One last look at the Corning Museum of Glass with the Road Scholars

The Corning Museum of Glass is huge and worth the visit.  Here is my last post on my experience with the Road Scholars in this wondrous house of glass.
"Pyrex is a brand introduced by Corning Incorporated in 1915 for a line of clear, low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass used for laboratory glassware and kitchenware."  Wikipedia I remember my Mom had Pyrex in her kitchen.
More Glass.....Beautiful!
"Adjacent to The Studio, the Frederick Carder Gallery features an extensive collection of glass designed by Frederick Carder (1863–1963), a gifted English designer who managed Steuben Glass Works from its founding in 1903 until 1932. During this time, the production of Steuben changed from various types of colored glass to colorless glass." Corning Museum of Glass

You know me I had to find a glass quote.....
"People who live in a glass house have to answer the door." Karl Pilkington
Get out and explore. Happy Travels Everyone! KathieyV:-)

Contemporary Glass Galleries at the Corning Museum of Glass with the Road Scholars

The Corning Museum of Glass Contemporary Glass Gallery was fascinating.   I enjoyed the various forms of contemporary art although I did not know what half of it was.  Here are a few photos of my tour through the gallery...Below is a quote from their website.... "The new 26,000-square-foot contemporary gallery building is part of the Contemporary Art + Design Wing, designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners. The contemporary galleries in the new wing are the world’s largest space dedicated to the display of contemporary art and design in glass. The gallery features a sophisticated light-filtering system using diffusing roof skylights, providing the majority of the lighting required to view the art. The new contemporary gallery features more than 70 works from the Museum’s permanent collection, including recent acquisitions and large-scale works that have never before been on view."

Another great day with the Road Scholars.  If you are in the Corning NY area I suggest you…