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Friday, October 26, 2007

Boston week in review

So there you have it. A collage is almost a better way to deal with it, since it already seems like a blur of overlapping images. Down on the bottom there, in the middle, you can see Nobel winner Orhan Pamuk reading "I Don't Want To Go To School Today" (from his latest book, "Other Colors...."). Wonder if he heard a certain six-year old laughing his head off way up there in the balcony?

The wedding reception was held in the Fogg Museum - you could go look at a Rembrandt if you felt like it, though you had to put the champagne down first. Pumpkin decorating and finger-casting were among the favored activities at the Newton Harvest Fair (I'm just guessing that's what it was called). A day in Marblehead was a change of pace, as was an afternoon at the new ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) where I neglected to take any photos. Terrific exhibit of Louise Bourgeouis sculpture and a show called "Design Life Now" which I'd missed during its tenure at the Cooper Hewitt.

The Red Sox were never far from anyone's consciousness; how could they be?

No photos from the 45th college reunion either. Fun to see old friends, though, and enlightening and thought-provoking to hear Radcliffe Institute Dean and terrorism expert Louise Richardson speak to us.

What else? Food, of course. Festive dinners at Upstairs on the Square and Aquitaine Bis and a Cambodian lunch at The Elephant Walk were highlights. And, on the last day, a visit from one-year-old first cousin twice-removed Cal with his mother and grandmother.

ADDED: Neglected to say that the wedding itself was held in the historic Kings Chapel at the top of Beacon Hill. There were trolleys to take us to the reception at the Fogg, but the driver of the one I was on got his signals crossed and took us by mistake to a hotel near MIT. The horrified mother of the bride (my friend) was able to redirect him, but in the meantime I was able to get a pretty good look at Frank Gehry's Stata Center. From my perspective a nice bonus. For sure worth another look, another time.


Anonymous beecher said...

I don't even know where to begin to comment! I love the pictures, and we loved the visit. Let's go Red Sox!

7:40 PM  
Blogger SuperMom said...

Love the recap and love all the pictures! Are there any pictures of Cal??? If you took any I'd love to have them emailed to me; I'm dying to see what he looks like!

11:56 AM  

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