Naked maidens, snarling gargoyles, screaming faces, writhing snakes, flying dragons, prancing peacocks, and heroic gods and goddesses: does this sound like a recipe for a fantasy novel?
From fashion to furniture, houses to hair styles, every generation knows exactly what it finds attractive. And then the next-generation ingrates arrive on the scene to scoff at bygone trends, calling them old-fashioned and outdated relics.
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” —Michelangelo
If you’ve ever lived in a big city, you know that your chances of seeing wild animals are pretty slim … unless you go to the zoo.
After getting gezellig the night before, we were ready to take on Riga the next morning. It was the perfect day for a long, no-destination-in-mind walk. The clouds were flying, shifting the sky from clear blue to threatening gray.