Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall in Deerfield

Fall comes to Gotham, of course. But I saw it anew this year in Deerfield, Massachusetts, while visiting wonderful friends this past weekend. Notable, of course, were the huge pumpkins at one house, the kind of which I've seen in photographs in the past, but not up close. The word elephantine came to mind, as well as lumbering, rolling, and crushing. Don't even think about trick or treating at this door!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend in Philadelphia

30th Street Station 

A 24-hour trip to Philadelphia to visit friends meant arriving at 30th Street Station from New York on Amtrak, taking in a Paul Strand photography exhibit (must see) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, then a lovely dinner in Fairmont, one which included Tabarrini wines from Umbria which I had ordered online. 

Center City Window 

The next morning, we had brunch in Center City at near Rittenhouse Square, then walked along the new promenade along the river. A beautiful weekend all around.