Saturday, April 18, 2009

Winterthur Spring

Finding that academic/post-graduate business was taking me to the greater Philadelphia area, I decided that I needed to travel to yet another state, and so stayed at the scholar's residence at Winterthur.


















I really wanted to take some long walks around the Winterthur grounds in order to enjoy the spring, but unfortunately it rained the entire short time I was there.  The garden is fabulous: the flowers seemed to be rather late blooming this spring, so I'll just have to get a garden fix in August.














I was the only one in the scholar's residence, though I'm certain that it rapidly filled the day I left as the annual Furniture Forum was about to take place.  Staying there was fun, especially since it felt like I was staying at my grandparents' house and that I could watch a 2-hour show about telescopes on PBS and nobody could complain about it (Tuna Eater).




























There is some reading material there, and it is exactly what you would anticipate what the reading material at Winterthur would be.  Observe below.










It was perfect weather for running around the hills and yelling, "Heathcliff!  Heathcliff!"  Lacking the appropriate footwear, I decided to remain in the house.  However, it probably is something that I should do before graduating - would H. Hansen be up for a late-night August Heathcliff search?

7 comments:

Ynn said...

The Scholars' House is beautiful! And given that scenery, I'm amazed there aren't a lot of people running about the hills calling "Heathcliffe". Of course, noy many people read "Wuthering Heights" anymore.

Mum said...

What a beautiful prospect! I think it looks like you stepped into the setting of of a Jane Austen novel, possibly Sense and Sensibility.

Patty said...

You totally win for best post-Winterthur-stay blogging. I stayed in the same house Wed-Sat for FF, but in room 1, too bad we didn't overlap!

Mary Ann said...

I will have to visit Winterthur sometime. It looks like a beautiful place for a retreat.

Heather said...

You were here and you didn't tell me! Shame on you. Must make up for it with the Heathcliff search in August.

Mercedes said...

Wow, I haven't looked at this in ages! You are quite the photographer, Jess!

Erica said...

Hey you! I didn't know you had a blog! It's fabulous! :) I love blogs that are all about the photos! - as yours should be!