The cherry trees are just beginning to bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It's not easy to find good photographs of cherry trees in bloom but the BBG site contains quite a few. You'll find some in this slideshow of twelve photographs, and in the Guide, which has a grand total of twenty-nine pictures.
The ship at Sutton Hoo
In the late 1930s, a British archaeologist discovered a ship buried under a large mound in Suffolk, England. The ship served as a kind of underground pyramid for an Anglo-Saxon king, ca. 630. Excavation of the ship and the king's burial chamber within it yielded some fabulous objects.
Many of those items are now in the British Museum, London. Here are the four most beautiful --
Here's a follow-up to yesterday's post on chess -- the Lewis chessmen, made ca. 1200, probably in Norway. They are among the British Museum's most prized objects. Although not classically beautiful, there is something haunting about them.