At Bob Jones university, there is an art museum that has the second-largest selection of religious art. The famous Vatican, in Rome, is the only place that has more. It is really pretty, and cool. There where even Rembrandts!!! We are studying the middle ages in history and that made the art museum even cooler for us because most of the paintings where from the middle ages. – Lillian.
When we went to Bob Jones university in South Carolina we took a tour of their theater; which is huge because they have an enormous program for acting and stage work.We even got to see the wig room and costume shop. All thanks to Mrs. J for taking time to show us around. Gordon
There are lots of different kinds of caterpillars in North Carolina. I’m sure you have seen pictures on instagram. Here are some fun facts: Every time a caterpillar molts it gets new patterns on its skin. When butterflies get out of their chrysalises they have wet wings and have to let them air dry for up to a week. wooly worms, or fuzzy wuzzys, are more common here. All caterpillars have sixteen legs, the front six are skinny to eat with, but the back ten are fat and can easily grip things like branches. Caterpillar life cycle:
Hatch, eat egg, eat more, molt, eat, molt, eat, molt, eat, molt, turn into a chrysalis, turn into a butterfly, let wings dry, fly away. ( P.S. This is the exact amount of times a caterpillar molts.) – Lillian.
Asheville is home to many Art Deco and Victorian buildings which we saw on the urban trail self guided tour. They say Art Deco is an eclectic style but I think its sort of an electric style with its industrial pizzazz, combining traditional ideas of building with machine age materials such as steel, iron, gold, glass block, and copper; elements of Art Deco include, rounded corners, neon, groups of three, and eyebrows. It started in France in the 1920’s, and by the ’30’s, it flourished globally.
One of my favorite buildings is the flat iron style – skinny in front and flaring out in the back (pictured above). Also the S&W building is a good example of Art Deco, simple but still intricate and beautiful unlike the office buildings of today. -Gordon
Here are some details about what the Biltmore house looks like on the inside. There are two hundred fifty rooms, forty-five bathrooms, forty-five fire places total, a lot of servants who all had privet rooms ; Females in the basement, Males above the stable, and to top it all off an indoor garden. But that is not all!! Here are some fun facts: Lots of cherubs and gargoyles carved on walls. Lots of latin stuff. Leather walls in breakfast room. Three secret doors. Original Sargent paintings. Buttons to call maids and butlers. Five tapestries from the fifteenth century. Triple fireplace in dinning room. Seven course meals. George’s room has gilded walls, and the room is so big that the queen size bed looks tiny. Music room contains apostle figurines that were once owned by empresses. A huge library with only half of George’s collection: Over ten thousand books!! George had twenty-three thousand books total- that’s four times more than Carl Sandburg!! There is an original elevator that still works and we got to ride in it!! When Cornelia [ there daughter ] was married, the servants painted a room in the basement like a Halloween seen to have the wedding in. The BILT-IN POOL!!! had fifty-four degree river water, mixed with boiling water. There is a BILT-IN BOWLING ALLEY!!! There are six pantries, three kitchens, two floral rooms, two laundry rooms, and a drying room. There is a room just for smoking, and a room reserved for guns. How luxurious!! – Lillian.
The Biltmore Estate is an estate built by the richest man of his time, George Vanderbilt, bought the land and built this estate with his inheritance and still had money left over for Sargent and Renoir paintings inside wow. -gordon
Sliding rock is a big flat rock that the river runs over the top of making a perfect natural water slide to go spend the day with friends. The only problem is that the water is only 54 degrees so its cold but we had fun anyways. -gordon