Ms Drumm, author of Silk Road Journeys, prize-winning photographer, teacher and world traveler, personally traveled the many trade routes that made up the Silk Road, through present-day Egypt, India, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and other countries. She will show photos of the religious monuments, people and landscapes along those routes, and speak about the social and cultural influences of the religions she encountered. There will be a question-and-answer session after her talk. This program is free. All are welcome. Please note the special times – 1 to 4 pm. Visit her website to sample some of her outstanding photographs!
Ms Drumm describes her talk: “For over a thousand years, the Silk Road was more than a series of trade routes for silk and other products. From Xian to Rome, from India to what we now call the ‘Stans’ (including Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan), along the great rivers and deserts, ideas and philosophies were exchanged and molded by local cultures. Come and see the Buddhist caves of Dunhuang, the Hindu temple at Ellora and descend into the Stepwells of India. Look at the ancient shrines in Eygpt that have marks of three great religions. There is a lot more to see and learn from the history of the Silk Road. Come join us…”
Her talk will be an opportunity to “visit” and start to understand places in the world that very few Westerners have experienced.