Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gadding About in Copenhagen

Unfortunately it is not I gadding about in Copenhagen, but my grandson Zach who is visiting his girlfriend Claire who is spending this semester studying in Copenhagen.  So I am vicariously experiencing this.  I have traveled quite a bit but never to Denmark.  This has been a fun trip!
First day there touring along the canal.  
Beer tasting at the Carlsberg brewery.
Tivoli decorated for Christmas. 
Claire's host family prepared a Thanksgiving dinner for them.
The Little Mermaid.:  a bronze statute that is a Copenhagen icon. 

I'm glad to see that Zach was well prepared for the cool weather. 

Visiting Rosenborg Castle.  .  
Zach returns home tomorrow and Claire will be home in a couple of weeks.
Scandinavia  is definitely high on my bucket list.  Maybe next summer?

Photos by Claire and Zach.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Giant White Rabbits at the Museum

A traveling art exhibit by Australian artist Amanda Parer was recently on display at the Museum Park Ellipse outdoors at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.  There were five inflated rabbits up to 25 feet tall.  At night they were lit up making for a delightful scene.  I ventured over during the day. and  Marcia and I ventured over at dusk to see the rabbits lit up.

This outdoor part of the NCMA will lend itself to many interesting exhibits.  

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Gadding About at the Art Deco Car Exhibit

The North Carolina Museum of Art has very unique exhibits, and recently Marcia and I went over to see the Art Deco Car Exhibit.  I have always been intrigued with the Art Deco Period, and the cars didn't disappoint.  I don't know whether these were considered works of art at the time (1930s or 1940s) but they certainly are now.  Come along as we view these.

This one even had a small table and chairs for having a picni in the car I suppose. 

I particulary like the fronts of these cars.  

There were even two or three motorcycle from that era, and boy they are different from today.

This is the only one of these ever made.  I like that fancy grill. 

If you are in the Raleigh area, you really should check out this exhibit.