12/31/16

Natural History

On our most recent visit to Cambridge the boys and I visited our beloved Harvard Museum of Natural History. Having been a recurrent visitor of the AMNH in Manhattan for several years, I remember when we first moved to Cambridge this museum seemed like such a step down, and while it is minuscule in comparison I have to say I have grown found of it. I used to bring Salo here when he was had just learned how to walk, same with Arturo a couple of years after. I have sweet memories of my toddlers running around with excitement, asking questions and being such beautiful unapologetic little creatures. It was so interesting to see how they enjoyed the museum this time around, with the same enthusiasm, but obviously showing a greater degree maturity as they moved around from one exhibit to the next reading the descriptions on their own, and having conversations about them. By the time we reached the minerals, gems and rocks exhibits they where exhausted, but they lingered around and observing my enthusiasm for this section of the museum which is truly my favorite. Isn't it amazing how such works of art naturally occur under the influence of geological forces?

12/3/16

Up North

Here is a visual summary of our trip up north for thanksgivings weekend, we visited The Berkshires, Cambridge and Princeton University. We all got to spend some time with our extended family, gathered, talked and feasted. It was my first time visiting Princeton and I was truly astonished by the architecture and the general aesthetic cohesiveness of the campus. Having spent a significant part of his life in Harvard's campus Salo of-course said he liked Harvard yard better, but I have to say Princetown is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. I really want to go back and properly photograph the campus, that is without having to chase and herd my 3 creatures while at it.