This was my second visit to Formosa, the late 19th Century art studio of sculptor Elisabet Ney, located in Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood.
Free, completely fascinating look back at European and Texan history.
And a chance to learn about a woman who defied the mores of her time and eventually influenced the course of Texan history.
Formosa is fun, too. One can (and I did) climb to the small tower room on the narrowest spiral staircase.