Paul Klee museum, Bern, Switzerland
Postcards from original paintings by U Ba Kyi, at the Strand Hotel, Rangoon, Burma
U Ba Kyi (17 July 1912 – 15 April 2000) studied for a year at the Beaux Arts de Paris and he also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He managed to weave together the western style with the traditional Burmese style. He painted murals and watercolors and his work is exhibited around the world. These paintings he did for the Strand Hotel show the lighter side of Burmese character.
Most likely these were done before 1950.
St Petersburg, Russia
Czar’s Village, Statue of Alexander Pushkin in the garden of the Lyceum. 1900, sculptor Robert Bach
Venus de Milo
Venus de Milo, in the Louvre, Paris
Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota
Remember these Falls? They still look the same as they did when we used to come fishing up here. the family likes to play tennis on a court in the park. I was lazy all day yesterday, up at 5:30 this a.m. Now I’m back in bed relaxing again. Bill called yesterday from Hong Kong where he will be for the weekend.
Rainy and cool here today. Hope all is ok with you. Love, Dede
Vincent Van Gogh
Here is a nice Van Gogh for you! It is still very cold but trees and flowers are bursting. We are going to Bruges for the weekend. (Friday is Queen’s holiday here). Board arrives next week – Rosie and I’ve been planning for the ladies. Six coming so far.
Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890, The Harvest, Arles 1888
San Antonio, Texas
Paseo Del Rio (Riverwalk)
Riverboat taxis cruise the San Antonio River amidst giant cypress trees and palms. The Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, sidewalk cafes, art and gift shops, boutiques and cabarets.
New York, New York
1980? date not visible
Jane and I have arrived safely and so far we’re having a great time. We went into this cathedral yesterday. Also we’ve been to a Broadway play, went to the top of the Empire St. building, took the Staten Island Ferry, etc. Today we’re going to go to the U. N. and some museums.
Take care, Love, Jane
St Patrick’s Cathedral is located on Fifth Avenue at 50th Street. It is the leading Catholic Church in New York City and one if the grandest Cathedrals in the world. Cornerstone 1858. Dedication 1879. Consecration 1910. Restoration 1947. Built of American marbles in modified French Gothic.
We got Alicia off, and leisurely drove down the river to here for the night. Beautiful drive and great weather. Had a good dinner in the nearby Ponderosa! Bill managed to stay in bed until almost 9 this am!! Alicia thought your movie and restaurant were great. Really enjoyed both.
Cheers. Love, Va.
The University of Wisconsin, Madison, College of Agriculture and Henry Mall
A couple of days of rain followed by brilliant sunshine and crowded beaches. Off tomorrow for Disney fun!