Weekend Adventures – The Mercer Museum

We had a fun weekend with a trip to Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.

This amazing building is home to one man’s vision.  It hosts an array of collections of Trades gone-by.  Tanning, cobbler, transportation and so many others.  To think of the tools on display being the “modern miracles” of the tradesman is astounding.

With every level of this amazing facility there is more and more to learn.  There are also oddities to make you smile and also to horrify you.  There is an actual hangman’s gallows on the top floor.  It’s a must see if you are passing through the Doylestown area 🙂

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World Holocaust Remembrance Day

World Holocaust Remembrance Day was January 27, 2019.

It is also the day we remember the loss of Kazimierz Smoleń .  He was a victim only in the sense he was held against his will by those who tried to destroy the world.  He survived the camps.  He survived to tell the world the truth.  He survived to make sure that none would ever forget what transpired 74 years ago.

Yet, we do.

We see it in America (America, think about that!) today.

This photo depicts only one of the millions of horrors of the Holocaust.  To think there are actual people who deny this event happened is beyond reasonable thought.  Yet they do exist.  They deny what they see in front of them as something made up.  These are the same people we fight against in America today.  People who, even when presented with evidence deny things happen.

Don’t forget.  Don’t ever forget the atrocities carried out in sick visions of grandeur.

It is the worst of humanity.

We are all the same.  We hurt the same, we bleed the same and we die the same.

NEVER FORGET!

Weekend Adventures – In The Presence of Art

This year for Christmas my Wife gave me 52 weekend adventures.  Weekend One, we went to the Arboretum.  It’s my most favorite place to go.  I can just get lost and have adventures.  We went to see the last day of the Trains exhibit.  People who know me, know I’m goo-goo for trains.  This Christmas Season’s exhibit was amazing.  It gets better every year.

Week Two, we went to the Woodmere Art Museum.  It was too cold to do the outside exhibits.  So many amazing sculptures but we can see them in the spring.  Inside is a cornucopia of local artists.  The mediums range from performance pieces to landscapes in oil and pen & ink.

This sculpture’s facial expression left me chuckling.  Yes, it is a beautiful marble piece but the artist nailed the fine points of her being embarrassed she’s lost her clothes.  Maybe that’s just how I saw it.  The finer etchings of her toes and the tree stump behind her is amazing.

I’m a huge fan of landscapes.  It doesn’t matter if it’s paint or ink.  I’ve even seen amazing pieces done in metals.  The sculpture intrigued me because the proportions of the figure were real.  Women have curves, js.

This piece reminded me of Florence Foster Jenkins.

This is just a segment of a very large canvass.  It covered an entire wall.  It was mostly these two people in the entire piece that captivated me.  His face seems old to me and her face is intense like that of protection.

These two were from the painting that spoke most to me.  I’m obsessed with my dogs so of course I liked this one a lot, lol.  She looks sad and the dog stoic.  But when you look at the painting as a whole it appears to be different.

Art is amazing.  I love it because it is subjective.  What was the intent of the Artist may not be the read of the voyeur, amazing!  It was a great week Two!

Retribution Isn’t Good

Our blow hard President has decided to make enemies of anyone who doesn’t do his bidding.  Or in the Case of GM, his make believe bidding.

This poor little man who no one has ever said no to thinks the world sees him as a strong leader.  They don’t.  He lies too much for anyone to take him seriously.  He says stupid things all of the time.  He either heard them on Fox and Friends/Fox News or just plain made them up.  Example:  Finland rakes it’s forest and so they have no forest fires.

He boasted that he saved jobs when he became President.  I believed that was with Ford and they ended up still sending jobs to Mexico.  Now he’s wants to attack GM because they are laying off 15,000 employees.  Apparently, as a self proclaimed businessman, he ignores parts of his business that aren’t working out.  Now that I think of it, that’s probably why he’s had declare Bankruptcy so much, lol.  His list of perceived enemies grows everyday.  Yesterday it was Mexico, today it’s GM and possible China again.

Someone should tell Cadet Bonespurs he really doesn’t know anything about negotiating.

Another Thanksgiving In The Books

Another Thanksgiving done.

The Food was incredible as usual and the company wonderful.
Spending time with family is always a good think.  The only down side
was my RA acting up.  The pain was almost unbearable but I shuffled on
and had fun.

Now on to Christmas.  Yikes!  Less than a month to go and I’m already
freaking out, lol.

I hang out with the Gnomes, Edgar and Poe to keep me calm.