Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Looking for Inspiration in Lancaster

Another day, another district of Lancaster to explore - today the West End District. This area of town is beautiful, it's fun just wandering through the neighborhoods looking at the beautiful architecture of the historic homes.

When you need a break stop by DogStar Books and Gallery - - - this is a fantastic used book shop and gallery - - -

Take a look at the wall of books - - - that is the collection of art books. Many of the books are long out of print, and can have a price tag to match their obscurity. I spent an hour just browsing the titles - so inspiring. They are moving in about four month to a larger location four blocks away - they clearly need more space - and they want to be able to display more art.
Time for a caffeine fix - - - head across the street to the very friendly Chestnut Hill Cafe for a great cup of espresso and a delicious lunch (or breakfast or dinner).
When you're feeling refreshed head back to the streets for a walk to the Franklin and Marshall campus. I suggest a visit to the Phillips Museum located on the campus - it is currently between exhibits - you just missed a great one which featured the pottery of Willi Singleton, the tapestry of Nakajima, and the woodwork of Arimoto.

Stop by the Arts Hotel Gallery in the Lancaster Arts Hotel for a look at their exhibit.

Tomorrow - Gallery Row!

1 comment:

liz said...

Great photos. I'd love to visit too.

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