Thomas Jefferson’s home is a marvel in every imaginable way. From the landscaping and gardens to the architecture of the buildings and even the carefully considered new visitor’s center, Monticello is arguably the most essential place to visit in Virginia. Although the hilltop property is a majestic sight, Monticello’s subtle details add layers to the experience: the wine dumbwaiter in the dining room, the privacy screen outside Jefferson’s bedroom, the proximity of the Mulberry Row outbuildings to the main house, the words on the third president’s gravestone..
Spring is a busy time for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The organization is set up to take care of the many war graves around the world from WWI and WWII. With so large and global conflicts the organisation has more than 900 employees maintaining graves in more than 150 countries around the world taking care of the graves and memorials and ensure that the character is preserved even if that means bringing flowers from Nepal to Gurkha graves in Italy etc.
As with any great mystery, a number of theories have been posed, and many seem to researchers to be more science fiction than science. People have blamed genetically modified crops, cellular phone towers and high voltage transmission lines for the disappearances. Or was it a secret plot by Russia or Osama bin Laden to bring down American agriculture? Or, as some blogs have asserted, the rapture of the bees, in which God recalled them to heaven? Researchers have heard it all..
“Now, seemingly unwilling to have their version of history upended by the truth, the Feds have been pushing Alite in all kinds of national and international media. There’s little doubt that forces in the DOJ helped get him the book deal with George Anastasia at HarperCollins. He’s been represented as a gambling expert on ’60 Minutes Sports’ and was one of the ex mob guys interviewed in a doc by UK anchor Trevor McDonald.
Was my beginning. And in that beginning, I studied horticulture extending the one year study to three when I fell in love with plants. Idabbled ininterior design. It is easy to get confused between a Maheshwari and a Mangalgiri. But don’t worry, I’ve got this okay! As I said in the other ‘M’ post, the Maheshwaris and Mangalgiris are sarees that say little and want to add to your life story. And soon I will tell you how to differentiate one from the other.
A top spot for upscale Chinese fare is the Mobil Three Star Shun Lee Palace (155 E. 55th St, between Lexington and Third Aves). Menu must haves should include chunks of lobster with baked ginger, scallions, and black beans simmered in soy sauce and red wine.