Friday, September 4, 2009

A Boy and A Frog

What is the fascination boys have with frogs
???
After supper we went to Strawbridge Lake to enjoy the lovely evening
and search for frogs.
Well, Jared and Pop-Pop searched for frogs...




I wandered about snapping pictures of the
abundant and varied plants growing along the bank.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday in the City

We spent this afternoon in Philadelphia visiting the Rodin Museum as a part of the many summer assignments required by Abbey's AP art. School begins September 8th and she had to complete 12 art works before classes begin as well as visit a museum and write a report.

The weather was perfect and we enjoyed being together.
We did not see The Thinker as the building front is being renovated and that piece is being housed elsewhere until it can be moved back to it's position.
(Over twenty casts of the sculpture are in museums around the world)
The Thinker

The Thinker, Conceived 1880 (enlarged 1902-4); cast 1925
Auguste Rodin, French
Bronze
79 x 51 1/4 x 55 1/4 inches (200.7 x 130.2 x 140.3 cm)
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929
F1929-7-123

The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze and marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin held in the Musée Rodin in Paris, France. It depicts a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle.[1] It is often used to represent philosophy.
(from Wikipedia)

A bust of Victor Hugo
Abbey contemplating something...
probably the fact that she'd rather not go to work tonight :(
Driving about the city we saw William Penn on top of City Hall.
A closer view of the beautiful architecture.
I packed a picnic lunch and on the way home we stopped to eat at
Cooper River Park
beautiful and relaxing

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