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Lynmouth ~ is a village in Devon, England on the northern edge of Exmoor, Photo courtesy Catherine Ronan

Phoebe Anna, Traquair, "St. George in Armour being kissed by Una", 1914, embroidery with silks and gold, National Museums of Scotland/The Bridgeman Art Library, Edinburgh, UK

A gold fish pendant. Egyptian Middle Kingdom c. 2030-1650 B.C. (Photo: courtesy of National Museums Scotland). This piece will be part of the Metropolitan Museum's fall exhibit, "Artistic Achievements of the Middle Kingdom."

Egyptian gold fish pendant, Middle Kingdom, Late Dynasty, 1878-1640 BC (courtesy National Museums Scotland)

50 Most Beautiful Places in Ireland

Dunguaire Castle was not on our list of places to see; we just happened to stumble upon it on our drive from Galway to Killarney, Ireland. Finding lesser-known attractions along the journey is why we always rent a car when we vacation!

Warriors of the Himalayas Quiver and Arrows Tibetan, 17th–18th century Leather, iron, gold, silver, wood, shellac, pigments, cane or bamboo, feathers, textile Quiver, L. 18½ in. (47 cm), W. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); arrows, L. 35 3/8 in. (89.9 cm) On loan courtesy of the National Museum of Scotland, Royal Museum, Edinburgh (

Detail of restored map. Photo courtesy the National Library of Scotland.