Frank's Sister Visits Ithaca
My sister Marlene and her friend Tom visited me in Ithaca
on the weekend of April 28-30, 2006. Locations include
Sunset Park, the Johnson Museum, and the Cornell Plantations.
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Around 45 pictures included.
On Friday, we stopped by Sunset Park in Cuyuga Heights, around sunset,
appropriately enough. A few shots of Marlene and Tom, and all of us,
including the "unexploded ordinance point of view of the bomb squad"
shot. Also, one shot at Cascadilla Creek, on the far side of the
Some shots taken from the 5th floor Asia Gallery in the Johnson Art Museum
on the Cornell campus. It has one of the best views of the area.
The first shot is of a teapot made of stone. But actually, I took it
because you can see my reflection in the glass. The next is some fish
sort of art on the grass outside the museum, as seen from the 5th floor.
After that, it's views of the area, including the lake, downtown, and
campus, facing west, southwest, and south, respectively.
Andy Goldsworthy's Garden of Stones at the Cornell Plantations
The Cornell Plantations is a big park-like area, with lots of cool
stuff (trees, water, hills, gardens, and more. Andy Goldsworthy is
a cool artist who does "environmental art." His work uses natural
materials and is often very ephemeral, though sometimes he does
permanent installations. One such permanent exhibit is the
Garden of Stones in the Plantations. It's 4 good sized
rocks, with small plants growing out of three of them.
The next series of pictures is by the Garden of Stones, including
a sequence with Marlene, then Marlene and me, and then Marlene, me,
and Tom on one of the rocks (the one that's just a rock, no plants).
The shots of us are all the typical "hold the camera at an arms length
and take the picture" type shots.
Houston Pond at the Cornell Plantations
Houston Pond is in the middle of the Plantations. A couple close-up
shots of a tree with peeling bark, and a footbridge that goes across
Fall Creek Suspension Bridge
Fall Creek forms the northern border of The Plantations. I took a
few pictures of our shadows from the suspension bridge. It's a much
smaller suspension bridge than the Cascadilla Creek one, perhaps 10
feet above the water.
Botanical Gardens at the Cornell Plantations
The next series was taken at the Botanical Gardens at the Plantations.
Most of them are in or near the Herb Garden.
The sundial and my shadow in the center of the herb garden. In the first
shot, you can see the stone wall that's included in a photo a couple rows down.
Three views of a statue in the garden of the "Yarb Woman." Sounds like
the name of a Martian or something.
The stone wall that surrounds the herb garden.
Finally, a couple of flowers by the parking lot of the Botanical Gardens.
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