Thursday, July 28, 2016
We spent our last few minutes at the Art Institute. We learned about an amazing recent discovery. They discovered that a fragmentary Roman head of Antinous in the Art Institute's collection...
...was the missing piece of a statue in the Palazzo Altemps in Rome. An artist had supplied a face sometime before the 18th century.
We loved seeing the Grant Woods.
To quote Sondheim, look at them looking.
We met in the church basement, which was lined with catechetical windows like this one. I just realized they left out "Spiritus." Hmm...
I accidentally took a cross-selfie getting this view from behind the altar.
Blessed Sacrament was the place to go on Holy Thursday. They would have up to 30,000 people come through on Holy Thursday to visit the altar of repose. This angel received their offerings.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
We took an architectural river tour of Chicago, recommended by hundreds of law librarians. It was pretty amazing.
You can live in a couple of these amazing riverfront apartment buildings for quite a bit less than a small apartment on First Hill.
Back to our hotel via Millennium Park.
A new fountain in the park with giant images. Quite strange but popular.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ever since my friend and colleague Andrew moved to Vashon, I have been curious to see it. Yesterday was the day! We went to Mass at St John Vianney.
A large and really nice icon, installed just last year.
We went to Quartermaster Harbor and turned over rocks in search of crabs.
Found some! These are very tiny crabs in Miriam's tiny hand.
A natural history lesson from two young marine biologists.
Even I know what this creature is called:
Treasures from the muck.
The bell from the old dry dock at Dockton was later hung in the belfry of St Patrick's, Dockton. Now that the church is gone, it hangs in the harbor again.
I must admit Vashon is quite a cool place to live. But that commute....!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Today was a day of two walks. In the evening we walked to Saint Mark's, through hordes of Pikachu-hunters.
The side chapel at Saint Mark's gives an idea of the Gothic glories the founders hoped for.
From the altar of the original Saint Mark's Church, which was downtown right where Macy's is now.
We joined in Evening Prayer, which was lovely. Then we toasted ourselves on the way home.
This morning I went on a Camino walk through the Arboretum. We saw a lightning-struck tree. The broken pieces of the tree are still scattered all around.
Just like Jane Eyre.
Rebecca not only led us through the winding paths of the Arboretum, she also advanced to Level 21 of Pokemon on the way.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
We took a walk through Wallingford.
The Good Shepherd Home was for a Catholic ministry for unwed mothers long ago. Now it is owned by historic Seattle.
We had a picnic in the Park on vintage tin picnic plates from London:
Then we watched "Twelfth Night" in the park, which we have not done before. It was actually really good!