A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source, fills a basin of some kind, and is drained away.In fountains sheets of water may flow over varied surfaces of stone, concrete or metal. Basins may overflow from one into another, or the overflow may imitate a natural cascade. Many fountains are located in small, artificial, ornamental ponds, basins and formal garden pools, and often they include sculpture (The "Tab Fountain" in Menorca Spain is shown above).
The oldest Jewish document of the New World will be returned to Mexico more than seven decades after it disappeared. The 1595 autobiography of Luis de Carvajal, who was a New Christian or “converso” Jew in Mexico, will be returned in March 2017. The document disappeared from the Mexico’s national archives more than 75 years ago.
Mysterious is concealed, unknown, awesome. Mystical is latent, occult, scriptural. All this and more can be found in the Quinta de Regaleira, located in the Old Quarter of Sintra, Portugal and classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The Quinta da Regaleira is one of these special places. Built at the turn of the 20th century in the romantic ideal, this fascinating ensemble of constructions which have been built in the middle of the dense forest is the result of the achieving of the mythical magical dreams of its owner, Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920) in conjunction with the talent of the scenographer-architect Luigi Manini (1848-1936).
The Rolling Stones have created a lavish, over-priced celebration of themselves at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibit will be traveling to cities across the USA and Australia. It's hard not to love them for it. We're greeted by a wall of screens pulsing with Mick Jagger's trademark strut and snatches of the great Rolling Stones' riffs and licks.The footage at the start of Exhibitionism, a massive gallery show devoted to the Rolling Stones in London, begins with an early '60s gig; Jagger is shirtless and throwing buckets of water over a tiny, bouncing crowd. It ends with their long-overdue and triumphant Glastonbury debut in 2013.