Sunday Six: Week 18

This week is another New Six, all taken today.

My first stop this afternoon was the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. For anyone near Atlanta, this museum is the one sponsoring the King Tut exhibit at the Civic Center. In conjunction with the King Tut exhibit, the Carlos is offering an exhibit entitled "Wonderful Things". The exhibit includes 50 of the photographs Harry Burton took when documenting the discovery and excavation of King Tut's tomb.

I was unable to take photographs while viewing the exhibit. However, you can see them online here. All of them are neat, and some of them are amazingly beautiful!

Okay, onto my pictures from the afternoon.

This is a portion of a Roman relief, carved in carrera marble.

A spiral carving on the side of a Roman relief.

This is an ostrakon made of white limestone. These were used by artists for sketches and layouts for decorations within Egyptian tombs. This is a depiction of Osiris, believed to be a draft of a representation that decorated the tomb of Ramesses IV. (So sayeth the information plaque.)

From the museum, I headed just up the road to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The house was the home for the Candler family, specifically the son of Asa Candler. Asa Candler was the founder of the Coca-Cola Company. The estate was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who also designed Central Park in New York City.

(You didn't realize there would be history in this Sunday Six, did you?)

Now, we're moving on to flowers. Callanwolde has a beautiful garden, which is just now beginning to bloom. I didn't have a large choice of flowers, and ended up with mostly purple ones!



And, yes, this is actually a Sunday Seven, since I lumped in one too many. :)


Allison said...

Very cool! And very pretty flowers. You've got the best flower pictures!

mljrbg said...

Just getting caught up from my blogging break. Your photographs are terrific. I especially like flower with the bee. I have yet to get a good shot of a bee!!

tterlyn said...

I like the musem pics the best. good job. I like the flowers too.