here's a sampling: Take a look at the port-a-potty and the man so very near the edge. Yikes!!! I said to the woman guide at the exhibition how I loved the juxtaposition of Adams' natural landscapes against Burtynsky's man made landscapes . That IS what makes it so intriguing. She then said she was going to use what I said in her talk on the exhibition the following week... Just sayin as that was pretty cool! ;)
In a memoriam to Electra and her husband, their children created this memorial to her after her death...Everything in this memorial was once a part of their Manhattan apartment in the city that she grew up in. The rooms were recreated here exactly as they were, with very few structural changes. Amazing stuff! They even had the woodwork, wall treatments, etc taken down and reconstructed in the memorial. It was unbelievable. The woodwork (mostly European) was so intricate and beautiful that it rivaled even the original paintings of so many famous artists.
so many concoctions...
Adam Kalkin's container house. Primarily made of recycled shipping containers. This place was awesome to view. I think it is ingenious, actually.
Here's the stainless kitchen island:
There was also an exhibition of the work of : Jay Hall Connaway ( 1893-1970): A Restless Nature...
I love this one below by Connaway
A collection of Band Boxes ~ Electra was a collector of many things.
Now onto the Fleming Museum at UVM (University of Vermont) grounds...
Here's one of the cutest ones:
This woman reminds me of what my late Grandma looked like when she was younger, but that's NOT Grandpa ;)
Think about the fun that people had when these booths first came into existence. Some were sad tho' taken of soldiers returning from war. See more here:
also the workings of a photobooth here:
New wave of bumper stickers...I couldn't choose just one!
Here are 5 maps I found in the Shelburne Country store. They are so nice and the lake ones are the ones I like best. I decided what better way to show the Love for my favourite place, than to display them in my office re-do. I haven't decided on frames yet and I like the idea of framing them under plexiglass.
The Shelburne Country Store
has something called: Every Kids Dream!...
in a box ;)
Ribbons were an added treat.
needless to say, my kids so enjoyed this treat of old-fashioned rock candy, etc.
Out for a drive...
An abandoned house I saw sooo much potential in...
I would LOVE to buy my Christmas tree here! I can just picture this place all lit at Xmas time.
I am recollecting that exact feeling I had while standing here that night looking down toward the lake. I am sad that summer is almost over...
My last night I was surprised by this lovely, serenely pink rainbow at sunset...pic was taken from my hotel window. This was so apropos and was clearly a prophetic symbol of all the good things that would come to pass upon my return home. Yep, Life is sweet!
the next morning it poured and poured then cleared to this...Oh, I so wanted to make that same turn and head back up North...
I hope you enjoyed the final tour of my treasured place of Vermont.
Thanks for visiting!
all images by Calli except where mentioned.