Monthly Archives: October 2010

Back at the Ranch…

It is a thankfully uneventful journey home, and I arrive back in Vancouver with my head and a diary filled with thoughts about all that I had seen during my whirlwind tour.   Other than receiving complaints from my cat about … Continue reading

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Norfolk visit

I arrive in Norfolk in a spectacular rain storm that turns the highways into lakes.  The bus driver kindly drops me off just two blocks from my museum destination and I get to use the umbrella I had been dragging … Continue reading

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Of National Gallery visit

Today is my last full day of museum visits at the National Gallery.  I make a beeline to the 17th-century Dutch rooms which turn out to be a cozy spaces that reflect the smaller size of the paintings.  Of the … Continue reading

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In the Capital

I arrive at Washington, DC after a very civilized trip on the train.  The train system here on the East coast is very affordable and efficient, so I am glad to take up that mode of transportation over nasty airports.   … Continue reading

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Boris Badinov

I finish up my stay in the big city by visiting the MoMA to see some modern art.  The day was crowded, but I wind my way around the gallery trying to gage what paintings were “hot” according to the … Continue reading

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Clustered at the Cloisters

I spend the day at the Cloisters, enjoying the mix of medieval art and architecture assembled in one building.  Amazing what money can buy, thanks to the Rockefellers.  The Unicorn Tapestries were the highlight, a work of art I’ve wanted … Continue reading

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Frickin’ Frick

Today my Vermeer pursuit takes me to the Frick gallery, a modest 42 bedroom bungalow built by a multi-millionaire in the late 19th-century.  Frick, a side-kick of the famous/infamous Carnegie, single-handedly initiated an art buying spree at the turn of … Continue reading

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