The Journey to Freedom

The Journey to Freedom

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Walking

After working in the Barlow all day we were dying to go for a walk in the sunshine.  We decided I would try a recipe that I want to make for class on Monday, fried rice.  We needed a couple of ingredients. We decided to walk to Safeway from our condo.  It is a mile and a half from where we live.  We wanted to walk up through the houses in Georgetown.  The trees are blossoming and the flowers are coming out.   We walked by the Dumbarton Oaks Museum and it was free.  So we went in a spent well over an hour.


The Spring flowers are spectacular. 




Some of the home in Georgetown are so big and beautiful.





We walked past the cemetery and the trees were so lovely we couldn't help going in for a few pictures.  













Mildred and Robert Bliss were collectors.  Robert was a diplomat in the Foreign Service.  Mildred Bliss inherited a fortune from her family's investment in patent medicine.  They started a collection specializing in Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art.   They also have a library of rare books.  The collection is amazing.  Robert graduated from Harvard and Harvard University is the owner of the grounds now.

Music Room 




















They had many mosaic floors and even some hanging on the walls.







This is a mosaic.  It was hanging on the wall and reminded me of a quilting pattern. 

I loved this floor.  It looked almost like carpet but check out the close up. 











Library of rare books



























What a great find just walking to the store.

6 comments:

  1. AHHH, the blessings of living so long in a place you can leave the tourist traps and still find amazing museums and history.

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  2. That floor totally looked like a rug! I can't believe someone had that much patience to create it with those little tiles!

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  3. It is interesting to see the things they collected.

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  4. Looked like a lovely day for a walk and that you found a gold mine on the way!

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  5. What a gem! Another great place you would normally never get to see!

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  6. Wow, amazing! That is some amazing mosaic and collection.

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