Yesterday took Sarah back to Brooklyn. She was here romping around the city and having tea with us for a whole month. It went by so quickly. We all had a wonderful time with her while she was here and were sad to see her go. But, now she is off to start a REAL job, with benefits and everything and to keep working on her own apartment. Hopefully this summer we will see her in New York.
She left behind many wonderful photographs. Having someone along for the ride to take pictures of you is so wonderful. So many things happen with kids I would love to capture but my thoughts are on damage control and not photos. Having Sarah who makes her wages photographing things is even better.
This post contains some (just a few) of her iPhone shots over the month including some from Barcelona. She also took many photos with her “real” camera which once edited and made presentable will also be displayed here. We also have some great photos from Barcelona to share, but I will save them for a new post. This one is already sagging in the photo middle.
Barcelona was a huge hit. The kids were amazing and major troopers. The walked everywhere, saw all the sights and had a great time. We soaked up the sun and played in all the dirt. Literally, all the dirt. Every time I turned my back there was Mette sitting on the ground making piles of dirt and sifting it through her hands. At the Miro museum, which was AMAZING!, we stopped for a coffee in the cafe. The kids played it the grass and dirt while we relaxed. At one point eric wandered over to check on them and asked Mette what she was doing. Without looking up she replied, “I am making art.” Both kids were awed by the Miro museum. It was an amazing display of an incredible collection. Otto was most taken with the sculptures and wanted to know all about them. Mette really responded to the colors of some of his later pieces. I thought they would be totally bored and in fact they loved it. Go kids!!!
Otto is in fact really showing an interest in sculpture. I guess he comes by that naturally. Today at the British Museum he wanted to know all about all the sculptures in the Great Reading room. We talked a lot about Greek and Roman gods, Jupiter, Mars, Venus etc.. I think he is ready to spend some time in the workshop getting a first hand account of how this is all done. Luckily that is a easy thing to do once we get home to the States.
Getting home. Ah, yes. Just being away in Barcelona made coming home to London feel good. Funny how quickly you change like that. I can only imagine how wonderful it will feel when we are finally back in good ole Pa.
Until then we will have to take as many last minute trips to the British Museum, ride on double decker buses, order Thai food from the place around the corner, window shop on Oxford Street, drool through the Liberty Store, run around Coram’s Field, have pain au chocolat and amazing espresso from Store Street, eat brunch at the Shoreditch House on Sundays… It’s rough.
*note* there are a few photos in the middle that insist on being sideways. I have turned them, and they turn back. Wordpress is not working with me on these. it annoys me too, sorry.