Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Pilgrimage

Amazingly, on my recent round-the-world adventure I visited three out of my four childhood homes. The only one I missed is Beverly Shores.

The first stop on my pilgrimage was 6 Priory Walk in London. The neighborhood is as charming as ever -- still straight out of Mary Poppins.

The house needed some attention, or at least a little paint, in places.

Next I went to Chicago where 5759 was waiting for me, just as lovely and welcoming as ever. The flowers in front were just beginning to bloom. I have a profound attachment to this house.

Lastly, a quick stop at 1110 Webster Street in Palo Alto where we lived briefly one summer. My pet frogs are buried in the backyard. I remember that the light inside was beautiful.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Still Going Strong

Two of my book babies, Modern Japanese House and Hitoshi Abe. Spotted at the tiny Phaidon Shop at a shipping container mall in London.