Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The most expensive ruby sold was a ‘pigeon’s blood red’ 8.62-carat cushion-cut ruby. Impressively, the ruby was an unheated Burmese stone that sold for $3,637,480 ($425,000 per carat). The gemstone was eventually purchased by Laurence Graff at Christie's, and set in a Bulgari rectangular-shaped diamond bombé mounted ring (2006, Geneva).
|Photo courtesy of Christie's.|
It was a long weekend and we needed to come with an idea where we could go. The Deer Lake park has a historical village. A great place to take the kids, right? So that was where we went to.
This barn is for an old tram:
And here is the tram itself:
Beautiful, isn't it?
This is an old church:
And a school:
I aimed my camera at this awesome man and he smiled for me. I took his picture and thanked him :)
I love this school room!
Just an old house where the kids sat at the table. Looks like my gramma's house as I remember it from my childhood.
A piece of the street:
A barber's shop (too bad there was no "barber" there!
I just liked these vases:
There was one really big house with awesome rooms in it to look at:
I would not mind this piece of furniture!
Lovely vintage room:
Another room I would mind to have in our house!
This is the house with all the rooms above:
Somebody has a fun job making all the little houses and trains!
This music machine is in the room with the vintage carousel. It works, of course!
This carousel is 104 y.o. I regret not taking a video of it. The horses are all different and many of them are encrusted with the glass gems.
I got to ride it too!
Then we went to the Deer lake. Water lilies were lovely!
...and so many of them!
I think this is a gallery of some kind... we did not get close to read what it was:
This is another gallery. We tried to go in, but it was closed:
Then we drove around and found the paddle boats for rent. Can you believe how close this house is to the water?
This is how far you can go:
Here they are:
We got out first and I took a picture of these ducklings while we were waiting for the kids:
The day was not over, so we stopped at a school with a great playground:
Then we stopped at another playground that was even more awesome! I took a picture of the roses while the kids were playing:
I wish I could join them, this looks like a lot of fun!
The little one liked this carousel (and did not like the one at the Deer Lake park):