While in Madrid this week, we went to the Reina Sofia museum. I was excited to see Guernica again, but I had forgotten just how big the museum is and spent quite a while wandering through the fourth floor. There, I came across the piece Hiver-grey (Winter-Grey) by Eloy Laguardia:
It makes me think of looking out the window on a dark winter day. It surprised me, as I don’t usually connect so strongly to abstract, Color Field style paintings — I guess I connected to it in a way that made it less abstract, and it seems appropriate that I discovered it at this time of year!
While in Chicago, we ended up by chance at a bookstore just a few blocks from Unity Temple. I love Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and braved the cold wind to take a quick look around the outside.
An afternoon at Backbone State Park in Iowa.
While in Chicago for a few days, we decided to walk to the lakeshore. We didn’t make any plans — just walked and saw what we saw. It was a beautiful day!