San Francisco 2017
Skyline of San Francisco
Fountain in front of Bookstore
at Stanford University 2017
One of the best antique shows I have ever attended…loved the Winnetka Antique Show
Funtopia is a unique concept that combines sports and fun. The adventure park offers adventurous, entertaining and healthy activities for all ages, all under one roof. Fun Walls, a Rope Course, an Ultra Realistic Caving System, a Giant Slide and a 20feet Free Fall, there is something for everybody age 1 to 101.
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design.
Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits.
SOFA is held annually in the fall at Chicago’s major destination, Navy Pier, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending. Sales at the fair are estimated at 15-20 million dollars per show.
Our VIP Tickets are from Elis Gudmann at Studio ten|CONTEMPORARY. We first discovered Elis at the Kansas City Plaza Art Show many, many years ago and we followed her to Chicago and have attended SOFA ever since. Elis does etched metal wall pieces and has focused on creating works infused with color, texture, and form but also does incredible sculpture pieces with husband Kirk Slaughter.
November 2017- Decorations Magnificent Mile
SKYLINE OF CHICAGO CLOUDY DAY
Boston was home during Bob’s internship and residency so it was fun to return for a meeting and catch up with old friends. Becca and Collins joined us also!
Bob’s old stomping ground…Harvard School of Medicine (taught neuroanatomy there), Peter Bent Brigham, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and the Mass General Hospitals (internships and residency).
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Now
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital then:
(this is even newer looking than when we were there) There used to be a sub shop there (Brigham Circle across the street from the hospital) that had a lobster sub that was incredible!
We visited the New England Holocaust Memorial, new since we lived in the area. It is a beautiful historical touchstone. It was built in 1995 as a memorial dedicated to the Jewish people who were killed by Nazi Germany during World War II. It is easily accessible and located in Carmen Park on Congress Street near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, on Boston’s historic Freedom Trail and is open all the time.
We had never done a Duck Boat Tour of the city….so we did it on this trip. A great way to see the city from land and from the Charles River. The World War II-style “Duck” travels on land and water and takes you along historic streets and into the Charles River on an 80-minute tour of the city.
The North End
Lunch with Linda and Brooke
Brooke is in school learning how to make violins at the North Bennett Street School in Boston
I have always been amazed how much of Boston has been filled in with landfill…
FANEUIL HALL BOSTON-THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY!
Something else we never had the opportunity to do was to tour Fenway Park so it was another must do on this trip!
Though generations have come and gone, Fenway Park remains, much like it did the day it opened on April 20, 1912.
I would take my children to the Children’s Museum when they were little many years ago. Now, I got take take my grandchild…fond memories…remembering…
Way back when Bob and I first moved to Boston, before we even found a place to stay, Bob started his internship and I started sightseeing (and job hunting of course). But the very first place I went to see was the Boston Tea Party Ship. Back then they did not have a museum or even a lot to see but I found it thrilling to see this piece of history. Now they have so much more to see and do…it is a must do in Boston.
340 chests of British East India Company Tea, weighing over 92,000 pounds, were dumped overboard the night of December 16, 1773. All of the chests were smashed open with axes and the tea dumped into Boston Harbor. The cargo was worth more than $1,700,000 dollars in today’s money. Historical accounts record that no damage was done to any of the ships except a broken lock which was replaced the next day. The event was witnessed by thousands, and the implications and impact of this action were enormous, ultimately leading to the sparking of the American Revolution.