We had a really nice time in Philly, all told, and I found the city to be immensely charming. It felt to me to be by turns unpretentious, full of details, splendid, sad, and comforting in its old beauty.
Here are just some little photo-snippets of observations/things from our trip:
-Visiting with my sweet friend Janelle, who has an adorable apartment and an adorable wisp of a dog (and many clusters of nice old things, such as carded buttons).
-Maurice Sendak at the Rosenbach. which is located on the most perfect, quiet little street you have ever seen. There were lots of sketches, finished paintings, and the coolest items (to me) were his little mock-up mini books that he made himself to plot out the finished composition of words and images.
-The abundant anachronistic collaging of incredible, if unkempt, old homes and vintage details with check-cashing places and gas stations. I thought the image above would illustrate this point nicely.
- Shopping and great conversation with the gals at Art Star
We also had some great food (thanks for all the suggestions! The Dutch Eating place was a big hit!), and went to the Mutter Museum, which I've always wanted to see (sorry that I don't have any photos of the skulls-with-holes-in-them exhibit, or the things-swallowed-and-removed drawers). We also visited the Anthropologie headquarters, which was very interesting and surreal, as you might imagine. Alas, there were hoagies, but I didn't get any gelato or ices in, which is unfortunate to say the least.
Happy Weekend, everyone!