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Romanov Films and Music - Walk Around the Alexander Palace

video taken by Helen Azar

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Discovery History Conservation - Hagia Sophia Mosaics

It really is a miracle that this mosaic survived the abuse of centuries.  Here you can learn how the Byzantine Institute of America found the mosaics, uncovered and restored them for us to see today.

The Best Antique Roses for Your Austin Garden

This is Bob Atchison's guide to picking the best antique and old roses that do well in Austin.  There are plenty of rose-stories from Bob's past

I Visit the Soviets by E. M. Delafield
Memories of Aleksei Volkov
Lost Splendor by Felix Yussupov