Friday, May 15, 2020

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

On a cold and sunny Thursday in January I went on a fun trip into Boston while the boys were at school to see the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. I went with Meredith and Sharalyn. It was such a beautiful place and I was excited to finally go and see it.

The Museum used to be Isabella's house. She had a completely amazing collection of art and historical artifacts from all around the world.

Can you imagine living in a house with a courtyard like this? 😍

The tile floor is thousands of years old!

I really liked the art collection there. It has several famous pieces that I've admired for a long time. 

For a long time Venice was the place I wanted to see most in the world, and I had a framed copy of this picture in my room in high school, college, and beyond. I still have it, though it's not currently displayed anywhere. It was neat to see the original!

I love this pretty scene.

View of the courtyard from the second floor.

Even the doors are works of historic art.

Some pieces were stolen in 1990 and they've never been recovered. It's still an unsolved mystery.

The religious artifacts she collected were amazing.

This window is so pretty.

These pictures are only a fraction of all that's there. I'd like to go back and see it all again.

We took a not-so-great selfie down by the courtyard. We really should have asked someone to take a picture of us with that fantastic courtyard behind us! 

This turned out to be the last adventure for the three blond amigas for awhile. It was a good one, full of culture, history, and beauty. It was a good way to go out! (Just kidding. I hope!)