Thursday, September 16, 2010

The city has my heart

Zach and I both love the city, any city really. Even though we are both from small towns there is something simply fabulous about the city that captures our heart.

aerial view of Boston

The air, the bustle, the buildings, the culture, the spectrum of possibilities excites me to the core. Over the past couple years I have taken trips to Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Nashville, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal, Vancouver and Atlanta (of course). I have loved each one for their unique attributes and free spirit.

Although our current budget doesn't permit any extracurricular traveling right now, Z and I have our sites on a few locales we are desperate to get to (or back to). 

First on the list: Philadelphia

We feel a since of urgency about this trip due to the upcoming relocation of the Barnes Collection. 

inside the Barnes

This amazing, 30 billion dollar, private art collection is being relocated to downtown Philly from it's 90 year old suburban home in Merion, PA. The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, C├ęzanne and Matisse provide a depth of work unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum.

There's a whole lot of conflict and conspiracy about this relocation due to the fact it obliterates the conditions stated in Albert Barnes' detailed will. If you care at all about art and wanna know the whole scoop, watch "Art of the Steal" and you too will be rushing with us to Merion before 2011.


City # 2: New York, New York

Shockingly, I have never been to NY. Zach has, but only to play a few shows while touring with good ol' Nate Angelo. We desperately want to explore this city together and enjoy it's many sights, restaurants, and distinct personality. 

Brooklyn Bridge

City # 3: London.

Zach and I had our hearts set on London being our honeymoon destination. This did not work out for a number of reasons and we are thankful, considering all the smoke and grounded flights due to Iceland's disrupted volcano would have put a pretty huge damper on the whole trip. We would love to make it here sometime soonish though. It's expensive and hard to get away for a week at a time, but we want to so so bad! London is calling! Seriously, I mean, Zach talks in a British accent half the time and has multiple UK-themed t-shirts so I know we are destined to be here. 

London street

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