This was another of the SF City Guides Tours that was held in the last few weeks. It was well worth watching. It was about Big Brother and the Holding Company. They are apparently still touring, but they are currently online. www.musae.me/bbhc/experiences/809/vr is where you can get tickets. They start at $5 and go up for virtual shows.
The talk itself was interesting. It told about the history of the band and its members. It will be shown again, from what they have said. Find them at the link in the above photo. It’s well worth a visit.
The library and San Francisco City Guides are putting on virtual tours until we’re fully open again. Most of them are free through eventbrite and most are found through the city guides page on Facebook. They are free, but they do suggest that you donate a small amount to help keep the program going.
Some of them have been fascinating. I’ve seen the Paris of the Pacific talk, and one on The Grateful Dead. A few haven’t worked out with my schedule, but I’m trying to watch as many as I can. There are some great ones coming up, and they are repeating some that have already been established. It’s been a great program and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next.
I heard someone refer to her book stack as “Hadrian’s Wall by my head at night.” I had to look it up.
The Wikipedia entry is linked above. I pulled photos from it, and, yes, I agree, it does look like a stack of books. In its day, before 122, it was much taller than it is now. Maybe people have gotten around to reading the books in the stack? Kidding. It looks like it would have been overwhelmingly huge in its time. Kind of like some books stacks I know.
The two above links show the Crystal Palace in Madrid. The top one is the Wikipedia link telling about the Palace, and the bottom one is an actual virtual tour.
I first looked up this place because of photos from a friend that showed how the glass acted as prisms and the colors are beautiful in certain lights. Just the video from the virtual tour shows what a huge place this is. I hope to see it one day in person.
According to the above linked article, Stonehenge will be available for online viewing during the Summer Solstice this year. Until I read the article I hadn’t even realized that it was a thing. It sounds as if it would be beautiful.
The towns mentioned in the above article look beautiful and I would like to go to each of them some day. The photo of the town in the first blurb makes me wonder how they keep the books from getting wet. Do they cover them somehow or do they put them away every night?
The other towns look intriguing, too. Book festivals? Sign me up!
The tour in the above linked article isn’t a virtual one, but hopefully it will be open again soon. I don’t know if my horror hating self would enjoy it, but I used to read a lot of Stephen King when I was a kid. Maybe I could handle it? I’ll have to think about it when we’re able to travel again.