Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Tolkien Exhibit in NYC ~ an adventure to remember!






Pictures below are in the Morgan Library in NYC








Dickens!












I love the pictures above of St Christopher! 












I was quite startled to learn that Martin Luther later married a wife (a former nun!).
The pictures above are of this couple.










Mr Husband and I went to NYC this afternoon!
We saw the Tolkien exhibit...
It was like being a bit on cloud 9 to see letters, paintings, doodles,
sketches, books, dust jackets...that Tolkien wrote, painted, drew...
seeing his handwriting (so beautiful), seeing pictures of him and his family,
seeing a printing of his father's obituary (So sad and written so differently than
how it is done today!).... it was really special...
a bit smaller than I thought it would be, but very lovely!
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It's Butterweek and that includes fish!
We both had fish for lunch, I had eggs for dinner and my Husband
a seafood pizza and we split one slice of cheesecake in the afternoon!
A very special pre-lent treat for us...
of course for many it is Ash Wednesday and we saw many
people with ashes on their foreheads today...
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The Tolkien Exhibt was at at the Morgan Library...
they did not allow pictures of this exhibit but you could take pictures
of other parts of the library/museum so I did!
The red room was most impressive, the office of Mr Morgan Sr!
He was a big art collector, as you can see...
of course I had to take pictures of the tea that was on sale! :)
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It's late now,
I am wishing you all God's mercy and peace
as we all journey within and towards Lent!

7 comments:

Peacocks and Sunflowers said...

Oo - a touring version of the Bodleian exhibition from last summer? I just missed it in Oxford :( but I have the fantastic catalogue and I hope you do too.

Tracy said...

What a grand day out in every way... sooo many goodies!! Oh, the exhibit... oh, the books... And LOVE the LOTR teas!! :))) Thank you for taking us along, Elizabeth... God Bless you as you enter Great Lent!! ((HUGS))

Elizabethd said...

It must have been such an interesting exhibition.

Lisa Richards said...

Oh, I want some Gandalf the Grey Tea! What a glorious old library! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth, what a wonderful exhibit! I love all things Tolkien! Thank you for sharing your photographs with us. And that fish sandwich is calling my name! xo

Granny Marigold said...

I love all the photos of the wonderful exhibits. What an enchanting day it must have been for you and your husband.

Gloriade said...

Hello Elizabeth, What a wonderful opportunity to see such a rare exhibit. Your photos of The Morgan Library itself are gorgeous. We have already begun the journey of Lent with Ash Wednesday. I am using the Anglican Lectionary for my daily readings as well as a book of Lenten reflections. As you begin your Lent tomorrow I hope it will be a time of great blessing to you.