Artifacts of Long Ago ~ This still life began with an old original deed dated in 1772, for a piece of property purchased by one of my ancestors, John Nichols. He purchased 72 acres in what is now Massachusetts, for the sum of "thirty and four pounds". I added in a few other family artifacts from long ago, and recently changed it all to black and white.
The First Laptop ~ This bas relief sculpture was from Ancient Greek times, seen at the Getty Villa Museum in Malibu, California. I noticed the woman, accompanied by her attandant, who is holding what I interpret to be "the first laptop". I got a kick out of it, and had to photograph it.
Down the Up Staircase ~ This title is a play on the old novel from the 1960's--or 70's ?--"Up The Down Staircase". This is a view looking down the spiral staircase at the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California.