Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th!

Monday. Feels like Sunday. Still having yesterday's paper in a heap, waiting to be read doesn't help matters. Yesterday we went in to Boston for the day. Took the ferry in and saw the Chihuly exhibit at the MFA. Quite stunning actually.

Chihuly Exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

It was also our first time at the museum since the added the new wing, Art of the Americas. The museum is so huge we couldn't see everything. You almost have to go just to see one wing only. And being that the Chihuly was our main goal we basically took that approach; everything else was just icing on the cake.

After that headed back, took Bandit for a stroll and out for a bite to eat here in Salem. Fireworks display tonight but being a school-night not sure if we'll head down.

Happy 4th!


Stan in NH said...

Happy 4th.

Peter said...

Happy Fourth for you, Chris and Bandit!

Will said...

My non-spam verification word is prodi, which means brave men in Italian and seems extremely appropriate for today!

Your music selection from the 1812 overture brings up an interesting question I have had ever since the 1812 became a standard closer at so many 4th of July concerts: how did a hymn to Tsarist Despotism (used several times in the piece) become a musical icon for for American independence?

Happy 4th to the three of you!

Jim said...

Is that blown glass? Looks like it from here. Looks very impressive.
Happy 4th to you two! three!

Rick said...

@Stan - thank you too!

@Peter - we enjoyed...thank you!

@Will - now there's some trivia...learn something new everyday

@Jim - Yes, it is...very beautiful exhibit

Mark said...

You guys do it right! m.

Greg said...

Happy 5th of July! (Yes, I know I'm late . . . .)

Ur-spo said...

A late 4th of July greetings from me too !

BosGuy said...

A belated happy 4th. I need to get over to the MFA and check out that exhibit.

CJ/Rick said...

I love Chihuly's work. I've wanted a piece for so long since I spied the bowl on a pedestal in Frasier's apartment. But alas $6000 plus for a dust collector is too rich for my blood.
Sounds like a great time.