Thought I'd pop in and send a few photos your way. In addition to "the move," we're looking a lot of travel in our immediate future (and immediate past). Krystal had to travel to Pennsylvania the last week of April for the annual meeting of a board on which she serves, so I tagged along for the trip.
We spent a couple days in Philadelphia catching the sights (historical and otherwise) and practicing for our upcoming European backpacking trip (what, I haven't mentioned that yet?) with efficient packing and hostel accommodations. As someone who has always been an automobile traveler (me), this was a great dry run on which to learn "Yes, you definitely need to bring this" and "No, you definitely don't need to bring that" and "Why is Luke's backpack smaller and lighter than Krystal's? That doesn't seem fair!" So, obviously a lot going on there. Oh, look - pictures!
|Independence Hall. Quite impressive from down the green.|
|Liberty Bell/Independence Hall.|
|Found Ben Franklin's privy. Definitely not the most fascinating part of the Ben Franklin houses area, but still seemed like we ought to snag a photo of that one.|
|They had really quite a tremendous collection of Picasso's works.|
|Also tremendous: a collection of Brancusi sculptures, this representing about 1/3 of the collection. Absolutely beautiful lines, movement, form, and texture.|
|Found some pottery in the American gallery. Something art nouveau-y. Beautiful greens.|
|Found this Qing Dynasty porcelain jar in one of the roccoco period rooms. More beautiful greens.|
|Despite her pacifistic leanings, the gallery of medieval arms and armor was Krystal's favorite. That or Renoir. So, you know, those are obvious pairings.|
|The first US House Chamber.|
|The first US Senate Chamber.|
|Three pieces to stay behind at Pendle Hill.|
|When I wasn't throwing pots and being contemplative at my leisure, I was instructed to put some effort into itinerizing our time overseas. So I did spend a lot of time doing stuff that looked like this.|
|See all those blue bins? Those are pots YOU didn't buy, so I had to move them. Ugh.|