Columns of Piazza San Marco

When you picture Venice, you probably think of the canal waterways, and the two columns that stand tall in the Piazza San Marco. The two columns were actually not built in Venice, but rather were the spoils of conquest in Constantinople. They were brought in by ship, and erected in the Piazza after much trialContinue reading “Columns of Piazza San Marco”

Sutro Baths of San Francisco

In 1894, Adolph Sutro built the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, CA. The bath house was designed to give local San Franciscans an inexpensive space to go swimming, although he also included natural history and art history exhibits, featuring artifacts from all over the globe, including Egyptian mummies. After Sutro’s death in 1898, his familyContinue reading “Sutro Baths of San Francisco”