Monday, January 4, 2010

Sacramento with Helene

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We visited Old Town Sacramento and walked along the American River, had a yummy lunch on the Delta King, an old boat converted into a restaurant and hotel, and then went to the Crocker Art Museum before I took her back to the train station. It was wonderful being tourists and enjoying getting to point out the influence of the Gold Rush on Old Town and talk about the comodification and kitchiness of history while also enjoying the architecture and craftsmanship of the old timey typography. The Crocker's main exhibit consisted of artifacts from the early days "Treasures, Curiosities, and Secrets: The Crockers and the Gilded Age" but we were more interested in the contemporary art on the top floor. The Crocker is building an addition which I'll post a pic of in my next post along with more pics from our day in Sacramento.

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