The dregs of Florence blew across New Jersey this afternoon, resulting in the usual flooding in Hoboken. It was nice when it cleared.
This is an amazing exhibit at the Morgan Library (only 'till next weekend, sorry). It a room full of bits and bobs signed by, or written by, just about every famous person you could imagine from the past 500 years, including: Francis Drake Leon Trotsky Ernest Shackleton Hirohito The Beatles Mata Hari Charles Darwin [...]
From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow ... A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. — Washington Irving, "The Legend of [...]
Our friends from Victoria BC spent the weekend with us, and we toured Hoboken, Jersey City and Manhattan. I finally got to ring the Corsair bell to signal closing of the JP Morgan Museum and Library (where Heidi volunteers). It was touch and go: despite getting clearance from the staff, the head of security came [...]
We travelled from Copenhagen to Goes NL last Friday, and met up with Colin and Dan. Then on Saturday, [nearly] all the VW cousins showed up. We walked through Kepelle to Het Fruitteeltmuseum and even held our own Dutch auction. Then a photo op with glasses from Newark, and dinner back in Goes. When we regained [...]
I know I said no more palaces, but we went to Rosenborg slot, and it was good. Then off to Statens Museum fur Kunst, where I added to my collection of miniaturized art gallery lobbies. And found a nice painting of owls on ice skates. Finally, we visited the Rådhus, which has an amazing clock that wasn't [...]