• The Burren, Cliffs of Moher and Newgrange

    A Photo Essay

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Mar 16th, 2014

    A photograph is worth how many words? You decide! Our trip to Ireland and England included a couple of days experiencing the land, people and natural wonders of Ireland by bus. We returned with rock-solid photographs (pardon the pun!) and long lasting memories.

  • 250 Year Old Southern Live Oak Tree

    Hosting Epiphytes: Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 27th, 2013

    A series of photographs with a short report will remain on the BFA Project Space. These 16 photos were a gift, received from a very old Southern Oak Tree and the people, who care for the massive tree, hanging Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern.

  • Venus of Willendorf

    Poem Inspired by Vienna Viewing

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 23rd, 2013

    While in Vienna Astrid Hiemer viewed the Venus of Willendorf. It inspired the poem reposted from Maverick Arts Magazine.

  • The Roads of North America, Part Four

    From DC to Georgia and Home

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 14th, 2013

    When we started planning a trip south, Savannah, Georgia, was the first location that came to mind. Actually, John Berendt’s novel, 'In the Garden of Good and Evil,' triggered our thoughts and imagination. We wanted to explore Old Savannah, as he had portrayed it. Other stops along the way fell into place after that.

  • The Roads of North America, Part Three

    A Drive South from the Berkshires to Georgia – 2013

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 07th, 2013

    Part Three you wonder? It's our second road trip which we chronicled in daily entries, noting all roads by numbers. And what an adventure! The stops in this report include days in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

  • Birches and Baobab Trees

    Ancient Spirit Trees

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Nov 15th, 2012

    Birches have fascinated me for many years! In 2009 we were introduced to Baobab Trees during a trip to Senegal, West Africa. Baobab Trees are also ancient trees with attributions of mystical powers since Millennia. The photo project attempts to convey some of the mysteries.

  • Saratoga: A Day At The Races

    And Behind the Scenes

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Aug 19th, 2012

    We spent a fabulous day at the Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York, with our guide Don George, who has lived half of his life with horses as owner and trainer. 50 plus photos accompany the article, a visual story.

  • Romanian Photo Exhibition

    Festivalul International de Jazz Garana, Romania July 21-24

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 04th, 2011

    Jazz on a Summer's Day. The German/ Romanian artist, Elisabeth Ochsenfeld, has curated an exhibition of vintage, black and white photographs of leading American musicians by Charles Giuliano. The portraits have been enlarged and laminated for outdoor display during the Festivalul International de Jazz Garana, Romania July 21-24. Following the event the images will be donated to a museum in Garana.

  • The Roads of North America: Part Two

    Visiting Friends, Art and Natural Wonders

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 23rd, 2010

    Here's Part Two of entries from my daily diary, while traveling in North America. We started out in Massachusetts in May this year, drove through six States West and South to reach lower Texas, where we spent five nights. Texas is big and beautiful ! Then on to New Mexico, North to Arizona and Utah, East to Colorado ! From there through six more States, before reaching Massachusetts and Home again. Coverage begins in New Mexico.

  • 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

    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

    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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