Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Long Time, No See
Aren't you glad I resisted the pun in today's title? It could have so easily been turned into something overtly nautical, but puns and I... no. I'm sorry for disappearing for the past few days. Blogger was down for a little while last week, so I never got to finish up the post saying I wouldn't be back until today. And once you hear my rundown of activities, you'll understand why: parents in town, graduation, packing up all my stuff, moving it down three flights of stairs and driving it down to Annapolis! So many exciting events in a 72 hour period! I'm finally a master (I walked around saying that all week. Master!). And I'm no longer a New Yorker. I'm stopping in Annapolis for a couple weeks with my parents before we all move back to Dallas. I'll continue my job search from there... with Corbett! For the first time in almost two years, we'll finally be in the same city. The mere thought of that is so great I can barely stand it. Ahh, how was your weekend?
While I start unpacking the necessities (before I have to rebox everything), I thought I would get into the mood of my new coastal digs with these paintings from the Boston Public Library. I love the giant, billowing sails on these historic ships. They were originally a part of four murals commissioned for the Public Works Art Project for the Jefferies Point Branch. That location unfortunately closed in the mid 1950s, so the murals were divided up into smaller works and relocated. The above are my favorites from the collection, but you can see all of them on the BPL's Flickr page.
All by Frederic Leonard King, 1934-35.
From top to bottom: Frigates, Constitution and Boston; Topsail schooner, Enterprise; Brig, Sommers; Old Salem Bark; Dreadnought, The Sovereign of the Seas; Ketch; Drake's ship, Golden Hilden.
From Ships Through the Ages at the Boston Public Library.
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