March 16, 2008
We recently purchased a vacation house with a beautiful view of a harbor -- at least from the living room. In the master bedroom, all we see is sky when sitting in chairs or lying in bed. That's because the windows, while average in size, were placed higher than usual on the wall so that a dresser could fit under them. A friend advised us to build a platform for the bed and seating area. But wouldn't that make the room look smaller and disjointed? Do you have other suggestions? Lots of people buy houses mainly on the basis of the views they offer.
July 16, 2006
NEW YORK What's being billed as the first major exhibit in New York City of Dale Chihuly's colorful glass sculptures is on view at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. THE RUBY SLIPPERS, MADONNA'S BRA, AND EINSTEIN'S BRAIN: THE LOCATIONS OF AMERICA'S POP CULTURE ARTIFACTS Santa Monica Press / $16.95 Some people are just suckers for the kind of material that fills the pages of this quirky and entertaining guide. It is full of curiosities of the historical, criminal, musical, sporty and other kind.
May 18, 2006
Baltimore has inspired many a film and a hit Broadway musical, so why not an opera? The Window Seat, an hourlong work created and produced entirely within the Goucher College community, is set in a Baltimore rowhouse. The score is by Kendall Kennison, assistant professor of music at Goucher. The libretto is by James Sheehan, a playwright and occasional teacher of playwriting who works as a copy editor in the college's office of communications. "The idea of doing an opera originally came from Serafina DiGiacomo, who directs the Goucher Opera Workshop," Kennison says.
May 16, 2006
Opera `Window Seat' at Goucher A Baltimore rowhouse is the setting for The Window Seat, an opera written and produced by Goucher College faculty and staff and performed by stu dents. Ghosts of former inhab itants of the house reveal 180 years of local history as they tell their interconnecting tales in this hourlong work at 8 tonight at Merrick Lecture Hall, Goucher College, 1021 Dula ney Valley Road. Tickets are $7. Call 410-337-6333.
April 25, 2004
Window Seat: Reading the Landscape from the Air, by Gregory Dicum. Chronicle Books. 175 pages. $14.95. Overriding current anxieties of commercial flying, Dicum celebrates the joys available by choosing the window seat. "The food might be utilitarian, the seat cramped, and your neighbor annoying," Dicum writes. "But the sheer pleasure of contemplating our planet from 35,000 feet (about 6.5 mi., or 10.7 km) in the air is worth any price. A century ago, nobody on Earth could have hoped to see this view."
May 4, 2003
My Best Shot Liz Curtin, Westminster After the rainstorm This photo was taken in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, in northwestern Ireland at a bed and breakfast called Corcreggan Mill. I was able to capture this magnificent image of the Mill Cottage, built in 1937, just after a rainstorm had passed. A Memorable Place By SuzAnne C. Cole In Russia, no visa means no visit After a business trip to London, my husband and I are headed for a reunion in Russia with our son Wes and his Russian wife, Iulia, whom we haven't seen in almost a year.