One of the most important monuments of ancient Rome, was built by Emperor Augustus to celebrate the pacification of the Mediterranean Sea, after the victorious military campaigns in Spain and France. Completed in Campo Marzio (in the year 17 BC.), the monument – placed at one end of a large sundial – was unusual: the ...
The Musée de Picardie in Amiens, France, is hosting a temporary exhibition on ”Le Temps des Romains: perception, mesure et instrument” that will run from 27 October 2012 until 24 March 2013. The exhibition will focus on time-keeping in antiquity, taking into account time measuring traditions and devices in the Mediterranean, including portable sundials.
A sculpture-sundial sits atop the Paranoids dunes near Nida, one of the spots on the Curonian Spit where you can see both the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. Photo: Spud Hilton / The Chronicle / ONLINE_YES
McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are both peaceful and beautiful. The Gardens are comprised of 20 acres of mediterranean-climate display gardens, a children’s garden, a medicinal garden, and two beautiful and unique water features.