Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hunting in North Adams…


If you read my last post, you know that my daughter Carrie and I took an overnight trip out to North Adams, Massachusetts, which is a town located in the Berkshire Hills near the Massachusetts – New York border.  North Adams was an old mill town back in the day.  These days it is a town filled with a lively art scene primarily because of the opening of the wonderful Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in 1999.  While we were in North Adams, we stayed at The Porches Inn, which is right across the street from the museum.

All of my photos this week for Ashley Sisk’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday are from that trip.  The prompts for this week are:  Time to Eat, Getting Ready, Playtime, Sweet Dreams and Scrub-a-dub.  I did have to stretch the limits a little, but I managed to get something for each prompt.  And here they are:

As part of the turn-down service at Porches, we each got a couple of these lovely little handmade chocolate mints.  It was Time to Eat!


At MASS MoCA, there was a section of the museum that was having new walls put up and painted.  They were Getting Ready for a new exhibit.


For me, and for Carrie too, I think, going to places like MASS MoCA is like Playtime.  Here, Carrie is posing at the end of one of Sol LeWitt's wonderful huge paintings.   I really liked the reflective quality of this particular one.


The Porches Inn is a really neat place to stay.  It is built in old block of Victorian Row Houses that are located right across the street from MASS MoCA.  Here's a photo of our room.  The rooms are decorated with retro furnishings that are very attractive and fun.  And the beds are très comfortable.  Mine certainly allowed me to have Sweet Dreams.


The bathrooms at Porches are also very nice.  Ours had a claw-foot tub and a large shower with a rainforest shower thingy.  Here is a bit of the tub.  If there were three men in it, it would be like the old nursery rhyme,  Scrub-a-Dub Dub, Three Men in a Tub.  I actually think it's Rub-a-dub dub, but who's really keeping track.

 

We had a great time and I hope we'll be back at some point in the future.  I am not done with all my photos from this trip, so be prepared...there's more to come.

Linking to Ashley Sisk's Scavenger Hunt Sunday.


15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sorry your weekend didn't include the 3 men - just kidding!!

like the pic of your daughter - or half of her!

barbara l. hale said...

Yeah, it would have been a little weird had it included three men. lol. But there was room in that bathroom for them, I think.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are wonderful photos Barbara. I really like the one of the painted wall with your daughter at the end. They are all very artistic. :)

Nicki said...

Looks like a very cool place to visit and I too love the reflective nature of your one shot as well as the moody b/w of getting ready. I can not tell you how many times I've started to type rub-a-dub dub.

Thanks for sharing.

Kerri said...

How fun!

Brian King said...

These are beautiful! I especially like the second photo! Great mood! You made nice selections!

Debbie said...

what a great set of images!!

love the theme, it sounds like a wonderful trip!!

Nancy Claeys said...

Okay Barb -- your photos are making fun of my Nuthatch! I can't compete with these amazing images. :)

Happy week ahead my friend!

Susan said...

Barbara, these are very artful and beautiful images.

sradiaz said...

Wonderful photos. I can not chosse one of all!
Happy Scavenger Hunt

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MEcoy said...

very artistic shots barbarra

Deanna said...

These are wonderful...what a fun trip to enjoy with your daughter. Love that old clawfoot bathtub...how great are those.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think you had fun with this scavenger hunt. I know I had fun reading why you chose each photo.

Stratoz said...

Fabulous for the town. Hope the Clarke art institute is still open in the next town over. Made a few trips there in the late 80's

barbara l. hale said...

The Clarke is still open in Williamstown. As a matter of fact, it was all we could do not to stay another day out there. They were hosting a "Wizard of Oz" sing-along at the Clarke. Sounded like a really fun time.