Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Hot Day in Doylestown




Yesterday Vicki and I went to Doylestown. It's not too far from Newtown and has more things to do. We started off at the James A. Michener Art Museum and Sculpture Garden. Then we did a little sight seeing (picture taking) and Vicki bought a used book. It was really hot and humid so we went to a cafe and had nachos and iced tea. After that, we paid a visit to Craig who owns "Let Them Eat Cupcakes" (more on him at another time).
On the way home we stopped at Tanner Bro's. It's a cool little market that's attached to a dairy farm. The produce and dairy products are wonderful, and the prices are the best that I've seen around here. (I need to go back and get some pictures.)

Today's pictures feature the museum entrance and some of the sculpture garden.
Notice the high stone walls; this museum is actually housed in what used to be a prision.

13 comments:

Frank said...

Your shot of the sculpture is terrific. I especially like the purchase of a used book. That is one of my personal all time favorite things to do. Nice museum and your day sounds delightful.

Pam said...

Doylestown is a beautiful area of Pa. and offers so many wonderful places to visit.
I also enjoyed going to Peddlers Village in Lahaska, which is not far from there.

Vogon Poet said...

Nice idea a prison turned in a museum of art. I was an avid reader of Michener's books when I was young, is this his home town?

Martha in PA said...

I want to get there... need to go on a day without the 12 year old, or all I will here is "can we go, can we go, can we go?"

Great pictures. Can't wait to hear about "Let them Eat Cupcakes"

Sylvia K said...

What a great tour, James! Your shots are really stunning. Definitely a town I would enjoy visiting!
Have a great week!
Sylvia

Thom said...

I love these pictures and to think this was once a prison...Makes me wanna go see it :) Not because of it being a prison. Your photos :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Looks like a fun day and some nice pictures to show. Michener, huh? Cool! Nice sculpture.

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful, Neat and Clean! These are some lovely pictures of really beautiful places! I didn't exactly get what the abstract sculpture is but it looks really coOl!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear friends James and Vicki
What a wonderful sunny day!This is a neat place and thanks for sharing these adorable pictures!
God bless you
Cezar and Léia

Nikki Beaumont said...

Thanks for sharing this neat place with us. I find it very intriguing that it used to be a prison. My question is, "Did you, at any time while you were there, ponder how you would escape from the place?" Because I know that that is what I would have been thinking from the very first moment that I stepping through the gate. LOL!

B SQUARED said...

Sounds like you had almost a perfect day.

Lois said...

Interesting that is used to be a prison. Looks like you had a great day despite the heat and humidity!

Life with Kaishon said...

Isn't that museum awesome? Kaish doesn't love it so much. Yet. Someday, I hope it enthralls him : )