Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lions and Manes

This year I am continuing World History with my son. The last section starting in 1815 to the Present. While reading the time line of events and the highlights from 1815 to 1823 there was mention under the visual arts column:1820 Thorvaldsen: "The Lion of Lucerne," sculpture. And in 1821 Using the model by Thorvaldsen, the Swiss sculptor Lucas Ahorn finishes the Lucerne Lion Monument.
In May of 1990 my hubby and I along with his folks visited all around Europe starting in Berlin,Germany where we helped 'take down the wall,' then on to Zermatt where we celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and then on to Lucrene, Switzerland. I shared these pictures with Samuel as we talked about me seeing, first hand, a little piece of history.
Here I am with MIL.
That is back when my mane of locks
were their natural shade of brown.
Now they are a natural shade of...
well not brown.

Hope I didn't bore you with the family album.
I could have showed many more pictures of
everything in between but will save them for
another time.

Have a trip to share or just want to take
a little tour with others...fly over to
Christine's Home and Travel Adventures.


~Candy~

12 comments:

Helen said...

Oh Candy ,,, I have been so many shades and variations of blond I can't even count. I so enjoyed your album today ... enjoy your weekend!

Helen said...

Well, unfortunately I am a Minnesota Gopher fan and she isn't!!!!!

Robin said...

Gee...I would love to go traveling through Europe. Yet, I may have to wait for my husband to pass to do so.....he hates travel more so other countries. :-)

Great postcard....

Have a beautiful weekend.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Candy, you are beautiful as a blonde AND brunette!!!! What a gorgeous sculpture....just gorgeous...and how wonderful that you saw this in person, too!!! xxoo, Dawn

June said...

Bored...never! I love you as a blonde and brown. That is such a beautiful picture of you.
What a wonderful trip that would have been.
Hugs,June

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Candy.
Oh honey I love the pictures from the photo album. You were just as beautiful with locks of brown as blonde. Love it. At least you have beautiful curly hair, mine has always been as straight as a string. Thanks for sharing honey. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I would love to show you what I did with that darn black cast boot. Country hugs, Sherry

Lynn said...

Lovely Locks!

Dixie said...

Candy... did you giggle every time you read the word..."blonde"? ;)

I'm a bottle o' blonde myself... I think it's wonderful that Samuel gets to share your adventures while studying history... how lucky he is! Having "been there" always makes history come alive!

Hope to see you soon... I'm rethinking Wimberley in October since it's the second Saturday, not the first! I guess I've been lost in my own little world lately!

sending hugs! D

xinex said...

Hi Candy! Switzerland is one place that I have never been to but would love to visit, Thanks for showing us the interesting pics and thanks for joining in with Sightseeing Sat.And you are so cute with your brown hair!...Christine

Sandi McBride said...

Well Candy, now that was a whirlwind tour and I'm so glad I took it!
Sandi

Bellamere Cottage said...

Good morning Candy...

How fortunate you are to have made such a wonderful trip! And, to be able to add to your son's history lessons first hand. I think that always helps history come alive and makes it easier to remember events.

I have naturally dark brown hair too.....it covers up all the white I'm hiding...shhhhh....don't tell!

Have a great week!

Hugs,
Spencer

José Ramón said...

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