• The Roads of North America, Part One

    Charles was Driving Ms. Astrid, the Navigator

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Aug 28th, 2010

    After 6500 miles and 33 days, we returned home ! We had traveled through more than ten states, visited many museums and other cultural sites. We saw America's natural wonders, spent lovely days with old friends and met many interesting people along the way. Please follow us through our journey via photos and entries in my diary.

  • Pueblo Potter Maria Martinez

    In Depth Collection of Denver Art Museum

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 31st, 2010

    Many American museums display examples of the black ware pottery created by Maria Martinez and painted by her husband Julian. The Denver Art Museum has an in depth collection of these unique pieces in a variety of shapes and decorative styles. It is one of the highlights of their stunning presentation of the Art of the Americas.

  • The Carlsbad Caverns

    Deep Below New Mexico

    By: Astrid Hiemer - May 27th, 2010

    .The Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico were recommended to us as a destination on our second “See America” tour. We drove 3000 miles to have the experience. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans

    Remarkable Landmark and Heritage

    New Orleans Cemetery
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Jun 06th, 2008

    Because of the ground water issues the burials in New Orleans are above ground in vaults. A tour of the Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District reveals interesting evidence of the ethnic diversity of the Crescent City.

  • sunflowers

    Poems in German and English

    sunflowers - Image 1
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 24th, 2006

    Spectacular late summer sun flowers inspired the poems in German and English by Astrid Hiemer.

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