Banks’ Tibetan Picnic

Banks’ Tibetan Picnic

In a pasture at 16,000 feet high surrounded by the Himalayan peaks, Barbara Bank’s Tibetan traveling companions on the road to Lhasa sit enjoying a Tibetan picnic.  The campsite is chosen not by hunger but by availability. Their motorcar is unpacked, a fire lighted,...
Charcot’s Antarctic Picnics

Charcot’s Antarctic Picnics

Twice, Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the French doctor of medicine and polar explorer, picnicked in Antarctica. In each instance the situation called for a diversion from the boredom of cold and ice while engaged in scientific research and mapping. Uncharacteristically for a...