Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cool Places I've Visited Lately...

One was exceptionally cool, as in not much indoor heating: Pilot Books. However, in my mind the books more than made up for the chill. My chilled-dren (sorry, I know it's a bad pun) weren't so convinced. Score for the day? A fabulous book of Giotto's Arena Chapel frescoes illustrating the story of Christ, and two Asterix and Obelisk books in French. Yes, they can sit next to my French Tintin until I learn French someday. Sadly I did not take my camera to be able to share the fabulously old (for our area) architecture with you.


The other cool place was Mariupol Market, where I went on a Russian Club field trip. And before you ask, no I don't speak Russian either. But my son is learning it. Of course, being only eight years old, he was more excited about the candy by the pound bins than being surrounded by Russian words. I thought the shelf goods were beautiful--so different looking than American goods. And those pastries, well, they just looked plain good!





2 comments:

mjonas1103 said...

I can't remember - did I tell you about the Pilot Book Store? I go there pretty frequently. I don't think he has any heating other than the wood stove in the very back area, so it does get a little cold during the winter months.

larin said...

You told Bryan, who told David and I about it over lunch. K and I went and found the place and then we all took a field trip. It is cold, but there are tons of cool books!