Open Society Bywords, Flying Pigs, Bird Feeders, Doggy Weathervanes, Little Libraries-Small Decorations which Give Charm to a Small American Town

Fayetteville, a small town located in the North-Western part of Arkansas, the USA, abounds in attractive houses but also in decorations and other details that give a special note to this student town, seat of one of the most important campuses of the University of Arkansas. As shown in the pictures below, houses designed in…

Luxury and Science in the American Spa: Fordyce Bathhouse of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Dubbed the Carlsbad of the USA, Hot Springs Arkansas was a fashionable place at the turn of the twentieth century, populated as it was by elegant women and affluent businessmen, who travelled from different parts of the USA to enjoy the thermal water treatments offered by health establishments hosted in architecturally attractive buildings. Before the…

A Deserted Place on a Stormy Afternoon: Pine Bluff (South-Eastern Arkansas, USA)

Pine Bluff is a part of the metropolitan area of Little Rock, the capital city of the state of Arkansas. It is the seat of Jefferson County. Geographically, Pine Bluff is a flat area filled with creeks, streams, and bayous, and it makes for the southeastern section of the Arkansas Delta. The numerous pine trees…

A Victorian Manor in the American South: Colonel Peel`s Mansion in Bentonville, Arkansas (USA)

Colonel Samuel West Peel (1831-1924), an Arkansas businessman, was the first native of the state who became a member of the US Congress. Here, he was named a legal representative to the most important five tribes (1) in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). During the Civil War, as a member of the Confederate Army, he was…

Children Portraits at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville​, Arkansas)

The manner a society relates to children is telling for its economic and cultural level, in other words, for its developmental stage. A liberal society will tend to be more empowering towards its children, whereas a conservative society will focus on the obedience of children. This simple idea is clearly expressed by the children portraits displayed…

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)

On President Clinton Avenue at No. 1200, in the heart of the vibrant River Market area of Little Rock, Arkansas, the visitor finds The William J. Clinton Presidential Center. The building has a transparent, modern, aerial structure, echoing the nearby bridge over the Arkansas River. The Center was planned by architects James Polshek and Richard…