New Hampshire and Vermont autumn
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October 8th, 2006 – by: portia
Joyce and Peter then asked if we wanted to bike around a bit, so we set off on their bicycles for a tour of town. We went down to the basement of the Baker Library to see 24 murals by the Mexican artist Jose Orozco called "the epic of American civilization", painted in the 1930's. The murals depicit the history of Americas from the Aztecs to the arrival of Europeans. The murals were very controversial when they were painted, but is now considered an important artwork for the period.
We biked past the pond (where the cross-country ski team center is) we walked by last night, and up and down various streets to see several fields, sports buildings etc in the college. Then we went across a bridge over the Connecticut River into Norwich in Vermont and visited a small craft show with booths, people selling various wares. One of them was selling these hats which were made of knitted wool, and then shrunk in water to become felt like, it was interesting to see the before and after versions.
Then we stopped at the King Arthur Flour and Bakery store.
Eventually we got back at mid afternoon. Then we set off to see a covered bridge in Vermont (the longest) and stopped by Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish , NH. It's the home, garden and studio of the sculpter Augustus Saint-Gauedens (1848-1907). The studio was closed when we arrived but we walked around the garden and looked at several outdoor sculptures.
We went back to Joyce's home to relax, while Joyce cooked our dinner (thanks, Joyce! She is really a wonderful host and cook!). After dinner, we went on Joyce's free ticket to see the movie "Devil wears Prada" in the school's nice auditorium.
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