Thank you for your thank you! I’m still being regaled by stories of your Safari from all sides – glad it was such a fine adventure. I stayed at this hotel last week with the Edwards – it’s really incredible and in the middle of nowhere. Just happens to be the President’s home town! Most elegant hotel I’ve ever been to!
We are on our way to Amsterdam. I’ll take KLM to Chicago, Bill to Frankfort and Lagos. The Paris weather has been cold but clear and sunny – lovely. I walked miles to know Paris a little better. Had lunch with Zina yesterday – she says Lisa is very unhappy here – she’s going to US for Easter. Do keep warm, for that helps to recover and prevent colds.
Greetings! it has been a lovely sunny weekend here. I didn’t see any animals. I just rested, read and walked around. Today I’m going to Tanzania for a week. I hope all is well with you and wish you were here.
When I went to Egypt earlier this year I did not expect to see Queen Nefertiti. I had already seen her. In Berlin. The Neues Museum in Berlin houses Egyptian Art, Pre-Historic objects, and Classical Antiquities. The museum re-opened in 2009 after extensive renovation. I was there in 2011. Photographs are not allowed in the chamber where Nefertiti is displayed. She sits in the middle of a beautiful round room. It is quite stunning.
All the postcards are in German so I’m not sure what this is but it is Egyptian:
The Gate of Ishtar was also impressive. It was the eighth gate into the City of Babylon in Ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq). The gate was built by Nebuchadnezzar II in 575 BC. The bricks are glazed and decorated with bas-reliefs of aurochs (extinct species of cattle) and dragons (aslo extinct? just kidding). The gate was excavated by a German archaeological team from 1902-1914 and reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin in the 1930s.