6.9.2014 Brought visiting relatives from the east coast to see the antiquities. The villa was thronged with many elementary school children on field trips so it was rather noisy. But it was good to feel their enthusiasm.
The permanent collections were still every bit as captivating as I first saw them a year ago. This time around I got more and better close-ups to share with and inspire others. I'm very much awed by the exquisite ancient Greek and Egyptian gold jewelery circa 220-100B.C. The Terracotta Greek vessels, cups, urns are the finest specimens we've seen anywhere else -- dare we say Rome, Florence, Paris, Warsaw, Turon... I can't get enough. Check out my photos.
Note: The grounds were looking a little dry in their effort to conserve water.
The reflecting pools were drained because of the drought. What a pity!
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