A quick trip to PhiladelphiaPosted: October 17, 2011
Sometimes the best laid plans of mice, men, and women do work out. That was the case yesterday. On our way to New Jersey to visit with my family, we stopped to see Jenna, our artist friend. She sent us an invitation to POST and we decided to surprise her by showing up since we planned to be nearby. Regular visitors to Life in the Bogs may recall that we took a tour of Jenna’s studio back in June. For those who didn’t see the post or want a refresher, click here.
Since this isn’t time-sensitive (the event is over), and I want to do this visit justice, with photos and all, my main post on our experience with POST will have to wait until I am home. In the meantime, I would like to point you in the direction of the website of another artist we met while there, Michael Morgan’s BRICKWORKS. The work he does with bricks is brilliant. Rather than have me try to describe it, I think it’s best if you go have a look for yourself. I have to tell you, I covet this silo. Isn’t it incredible?
Before leaving Philadelphia, M and I decided to take a short bicycle ride. We crossed over the Schuykill River to Manayunk where we got on the Schuykill River Trail which uses the Manayunk Canal Towpath for that section of the trail.
It was a short ride (4 miles round trip), but very nice. We had dinner at a restaurant near the trail and then finished our trip to New Jersey.
It has been a long day. A long trip already in some ways. I’ll explain about that tomorrow. Thanks for dropping by and joining me on our quick jaunt to one of my favorite cities.