Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei has an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He is presently under house arrest in China. He has been very outspoken about the poor construction of schools in China which caused thousands of children to perish during the earthquake of 5/2008.
On July 1st we arrived at Speyer. Toured the town center and made a home visit to meet the local woman who was an artist, sculptor and collected pigs in various sizes and forms.
Throughout the trip we experienced several boats parked at a single dock. From on high we see the configuration of boats “cheek to cheek.” To disembark passengers had to go through other boats to get to shore. This was a problem for me on our last night. We were Grand Circle Travel and had a Viking ship next to us on my side of the boat. They kept their engine on all night. I was getting up early to head home. And at 3 AM I showered, dressed and left my room to find a quiet place on the ship. Not fun.