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Henry Chapman Mercer, an archaeologist, collector, and tile-maker, designed and built this six-story reinforced concrete structure to house his collection of tools and other everyday artifacts from pre-industrial America. Mercer chose concrete to protect his collection from fire; it is used in every aspect of the build...
We left Ushuaia 3 days ago, and the waves and wind of the Drake Passage are behind us. We are in the South Shetland Islands, just west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Now we set out to explore Antarctica and its wildlife. This is Half Moon Island in the entrance of Livingston Island's Half Moon Bay.