Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I'm back!

Pittsburgh was fun! I love going to a new city and doing a bit of exploring. Nate's family is also great! I'm not just saying that because I know that his mom reads my blog either! Hi Mary Lynn! 

Love how all the houses are built into the hill.
 There are tons of little neighborhoods and places to explore in Pittsburgh. I lost count of the number of bridges and cool industrial buildings we saw. 

taken at the top of the incline. lots of bridges!
We visited both the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory Museum. Of the two, I thought the Mattress Factory was the most interesting. I believe the museum is an old Mattress factory and on each floor (and in some rooms) it's all installation works. 

Mattress Factory - Yayoi Kusama's Installation
Mattress Factory- Than Htay Maung
more mattress factory! - Kusama
at the Mattress Factory - Kusama

at the Warhol Museum
The Andy Warhol Museum was cool too. I learned quite a bit about him while being there. For instance, I didn't know that he was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He is also buried there. I also didn't realize that he had such an amazing career as an illustrator before becoming a famous artist. The size of some of his screen prints is truly amazing and it's incredible to see just how big they are. I would have taken more pictures there, but photography was prohibited.

We were also able to do some much needed relaxing and hanging out. I had a great time and I'd like to go again.

Chloe had a great time too, just in case you were wondering. Her sitters were great, and she was even able to befriend their cat. Something she's been wanting to do for some time.



tangled sky studio said...

we have driven through pittsburg many times on the way to the in-laws and we definitely need to stop and explore next time. did you find new inspiration for painting?

Mary Lynn said...

Hi, Michele

Michele Maule said...

Hey Beth!
Yes, it's kind of a cool place to check out. I really loved the old homes and the brick streets and I'd love to get some small paintings of them started soon.