We've been inside long enough! The virtual graduation ceremonies are nearing an end. Gather up your family and spend some time with them outside before the kids go off to college. I truly hope you will find some real tangible places to visit during this tough time in our lives, but in the meantime (and maybe for inspiration) I put together a short list of fun links to explore virtually.
To ground our trip I've added pictures taken by a local artist, Karen Watson-Newlin. They are a beautiful outcome of a terrible situation - just a sampling of how artists are getting the word out that Black Lives Matter with 'graffiti' on the boarded up store fronts of downtown Madison, WI.
Note that several of the virtual tours are made possible by Google's Street View feature.
Let's get going on our trip. This one is just for fun - Let's start our trip at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and use google maps to explore the terminals!
Where are we heading? It's up to your imagination. Maybe we can start with a couple of tours through some college campuses. Here's a link that takes you to 100 campuses virtually thanks to David Wu.
Now for some culture - Let's visit some famous galleries all over the world without the back aches and sore feet in the end! (Remember to rest your eyes by looking away from your virtual tour now and again.)
Did you know that when done correctly, scuba diving can provide pain relief and an escape from chronic back pain? This next tour is brought to you by National Marine Sanctuaries. Take your time and turn up the sound to hear the commentary with each video.
I want to end our trip by saying that I know everyone is affected by our current situation in many different ways. I hope we all find the words and actions that help us get through it all in a helpful, peaceful way. This last part of our tour shows how art helps many express what words can't say.
I, Brenda Szarek, am the founder of Autumn Light Interiors. I have immersed myself in home design and problem solving for years and have creative solutions for all kinds of interior design dilemmas. I hope you enjoy my tips, tricks, trends, and inspiration to help you find your way to a well-designed, comfortable, and functional home you can be excited to live in and welcome others within.