Saturday, May 26, 2007

May 26

Today's exercise was an activity that has been sorely neglected over the past two weeks -- housework. Then in the evening Josh and I went to The Archer School for Girls, where he will begin teaching theatre in September, to see a performance of Fiddler on the Roof. What a gorgeous campus! Unfortunately, their web site doesn't really show the fabulous interiors: huge exposed-beam ceilings and stately arches painted with frescoes, wooden paneling, tiled floors. This historic landmark, designed by William Mooser III and built in 1931, is considered a perfect example of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. It featured as a retirement home in the film Chinatown, and also appeared in the Eddie Murphy remake of Dr. Doolittle. Until the late 1990s, it was a retirement home for widows of members of the Masons.

I didn't have a camera, and only managed a couple of hurried sketches in dim light, so I can't communicate to you how very lovely this place is.

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