Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bennington Pottery Vermont

We took a short tour of the Bennington Pottery in Bennington, Vermont. Here are some photos, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Coming up soon a tour of Hemmings Motor News garage with old cars and more. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cornish-Windsor Bridge

 The Cornish-Windsor Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the United States.

 It's the longest two span bridge in the world.

 Walk your horses or pay two dollars for a fine.

Driving though the bridge. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

RIP at Elephant Rock

George Starr

One of the reasons we wanted to take a trip up to New Hampshire is to distribute Gary's father's ashes. George Starr, born in 1914 in Newport, New Hampshire, passed away in 2008 after living with us for almost seven years. We tried to think of a suitable location for his final resting place and Gary finally decided Elephant Rock would be a good place. The rock is high on a hill in the White Mountains where George can look down on his birth place. George's final resting place is a peaceful one with the sound of the wind blowing and moose calling in the distance. Rest in peace at Elephant Rock, George. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

We had the distinct pleasure of touring Augustus Saint-Gaudens home, gardens, and studio yesterday.  Please click on the links to read historical information. One of the most impressive funerary sculptures we saw was the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, the original stands in the Boston Commons.

Saint-Gaudens labored for fourteen years to complete the piece and even after it was unveiled he continued to work on subsequent versions.

This national historic site, which includes the home, studio, gardens, and grounds, is maintained by the National Park Service. 

smaller version of Gaudens Standing Lincoln
 perched on a pedestal in the visitor center.

Gaudens Federal Style home
near the Cornish Colony, New Hampshire.

Gaudens Studio

inside the studio
garden behind home

Marion Adams Memorial

Gaudens dining room

Gaudens front parlor

in Gaudens studio

bowl and cup by Gaudens

floral arrangement on the porch of home

The Gaudens site is one of two national parks dedicated to visual artists in our country and it's well worth a visit. The other site is the Weir Farm of Julian Allen Weir in Connecticut. I took many more photos but didn't want to make this post too cumbersome. There is so much to see at the site and if I have time I'll go back as I missed the atrium and another sculpture section. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.