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Saturday Snapshot: a few costumes from the Met

When we were in NYC, we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of my very favorite places! One of my top choices there is to see what’s in the basement area – the costume collection. They were having a special exhibit of vestments and clothing from different Popes and no one could take pictures of it (not sure why). However, I came across two other intriguing “costumes” in an exhibition of visitors to Versailles. With my obsession with history, I love reading about Versailles and the opulent life there. I took a picture of a ladies dress from a visitor (not only magnificent, but amazingly well preserved!):

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I also took a picture of one of Ben Franklin’s suits. What struck me was that every picture or interpretation I’ve seen of Ben Franklin as an adult has him about 250-300 pounds (with the exception of his large statue at the Franklin Institute in Philly). While his suit was certainly a bit larger than those of his peers in the display, it really wasn’t very large at all (well, by American standards!): (no flash was allowed – sorry!)

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I found these two costumes memorable!

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addendum: I just found online (if that’s to be trusted!) that the real Ben Franklin was 5’9 and 220 pounds.

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Saturday Snapshot: St. Pat’s Cathedral

If you know me, you know we like to go to NYC. When we do, we attend Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I never tire of looking at the beautiful intricacies of the architecture there, the statues, the windows, the light.

Here are a few photos I took last weekend when we were there:

 

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Saturday Snapshot: NYC!

So last week we dropped the kids off at summer camp and went to NYC for a few days. As always, we love the Big Apple and had a great time!

Here are a few pictures from Central Park and the Met’s fashion exhibit. I will post more pictures next week.

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Saturday Snapshot: Trip to Florida

We took a short vacation last week to celebrate the end of school!

Just a few days away, we spent time at Disney and Epcot and also went to the Kennedy Space Center (new for us).

It was a sad time to be in Orlando, but we will be back!

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Saturday Snapshot – SNOW!

I know it’s Sunday, but…

here are my front and back yards from Friday!

 

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Saturday Snapshot: Niagara Falls

We spent two days at Niagara Falls this week – on the Canadian side. It was a lot of fun!


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Saturday Snapshot: Hawaii!

We are just back from a week in Honolulu. Hawaii is one of our favorite places – so beautiful and warm and relaxing!

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Saturday Snapshot: A Few More from NYC!

Here are a few more pictures from our trip to New York City for New Years:

The decorations are amazing at this time of year! Here are the kids standing by a random beautiful wreath!

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Here’s the Empire State Building all lit up at night!

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We always to go to Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral – here’s the kreche – almost lifesize – at St. Pat’s.

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The Empire State Building had a whole lot of great displays for the holidays!

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The infamous tree at Rockefeller Center!

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Speaking of St. Pat’s — it has been under reconstruction for a while — looking good, but still a long way to go!

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Decorations!

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We love NYC!

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Saturday Snapshot: Christmas at our House

We love this time of year – Christmas!
Here are some pictures of Christmas at our house. We like to have two trees – a real one in the living room with our family (and breakable!) ornaments, and an artificial one for the kids in the family room with their ornaments.

Happy Holidays to those celebrating and Happy 2015!

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Saturday Snapshot: Snow for Thanksgiving!

This year snow came early to us folks in New England. Here are some pictures:

Waiting…no snow yet!

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Then around noon it started to snow!

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Happy Snowy Thanksgiving to my US readers!

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