THAT'S AMORE´ Y'ALL
As a Valentine's celebration, Doug and I went to the SC State Museum for "That's Amore´ Y'all" last night. After a rather bland planetarium program on the constellations, it turned into an adventuresome night.
Through the museum's telescope, we got a better look at stars in the Orion cluster. I admit to getting a bit heady at seeing a light that has taken thousands of years to reach the earth.
The Roman exhibit is a reminder of that age's ingenuity in engineering. Their developments in war machinery, the conveyance of water, and construction of roads is well known. I was surprised to see an odometer on display.
|Beside me is a replica of an ancient Roman odometer, used especially in building roads.|
|I'm standing beside the bust of a young Julius Caesar.|
|James Fowler Cooper took as subjects for many of his etchings SC locales and images of our antebellum history.|