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Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT over Labor Day Weekend

Old Aug 17th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Well panecott, while you're there in 2012, do check out the Impressionist paintings at the Shelburne museum. What is amazing is that you will see how they originally hung in the Havemeyer's Park Ave apartment- very different from viewing great art in a gallery.

http://shelburnemuseum.org/collectio...ist-paintings/

And if you love chocolate, don't miss Lake Champlain Chocolates. Their bars are excellent and not so easy to find here in NYC.
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Thanks for the museum tip, CPG. I'll try to get there -- I love the Impressionists.

I think I'll forego the chocolates, tho'. Still struggling on WW!
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Oops forgot about that. Me too. And they're not so great anyway

The Havemeyers (the parents) made their fortune from Domino sugar in Brooklyn. Their daughter was a huge collector of American folk art. After she died, her children bought a Greek revival house, had it moved to Shelburne, and had several rooms from the family apartment recreated there. I wouldn't call it opulent, but it's so interesting to see how they lived and exactly what the paintings looked like hung in their dining room.
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CPG, ;-)


The museum does sound interesting. I hope I can get there.
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