NYC Day 2: Benedict Edition

The day began with eggs Benedict.

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By the way. Did you see how some loons are saying that some Cardinals tried to conspire with Benedict XVI to sway the proceedings of the Synod? Sheesh.

Next, from the Met.  There is an exhibit of some Pre-Raphaelite stuff.  Here is the Kelmscott printing of The Well at the World’s End, which I read when I was getting interested in the Inklings and their predecessors back when I was in “middle school” and high school.

 

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The atrium area of the Frick.

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I spent some time with Constable’s White Horse.

This is, by the way, an important painting.

More later.

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12 Responses to NYC Day 2: Benedict Edition

  1. Rachel K says:

    Dear Fr Z, I am jealous that you are enjoying those Pre-Raphaelite treasures! I didn’t know there were so many lovely pieces from this period and style in New York. I particularly like the William de Morgan pottery. As I live not too far from Liverpool, my favourite haunts include the Walker Gallery there and the Lady Lever Gallery nearby which both have wonderful Pre-Raphaelite works. Could you share a favourite item you saw?

  2. jeffreyquick says:

    “Did you see how some loons are saying that some Cardinals tried to conspire with Benedict XVI to sway the proceedings of the Synod?” No, I didn’t. But the existence of such statements is an excellent argument against Papal retirement. If they’re dead, you can’t accuse them of conspiring. And if an ex-Pope is interfering from Heaven… santo subito!

  3. Elizabeth D says:

    Just imagine the nerve of anyone who would conspire with Benedict XVI.

  4. Mike says:

    I, too, missed that bit of paranoia. It invites a headline-writing competition, however.
    How about “Pope Emeritus, Cardinals Conspire Not to Be Stifled By Bogus ‘Spirit of Vatican II'”?

  5. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    Jeffreyquick: being dead hasn’t protected deceased popes from subsequent exhumation, trial for heresy, and being thrown into the Tiber. Conspiracy seems like an easier charge by far to lay on a dead pope.

  6. Monica says:

    That photo of eggs Benedict is just cruel. Proper amount of pepper, even.
    Some have the indefinable touch that makes a good cook. Not me- but I appreciate it when I see and, better yet, taste.

  7. Andrew D says:

    That painting is beautiful. Do tell about its importance: inquiring minds want to know.

  8. By the way. Did you see how some loons are saying that some Cardinals tried to conspire with Benedict XVI to sway the proceedings of the Synod? Sheesh.

    This will fit nicely into the category of I thought i had heard it all

  9. James C says:

    Father, I visited the scene where that Constable was painted earlier this year. It’s a lovely area and not very far from London if you’d like to pay a visit.

  10. jbpolhamus says:

    Fascinated to hear about Constable’s important white horse!

  11. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    The Frick site quotes Constable that it was important to him, but the ‘why, exactly’ remains tantalizing:

    http://collections.frick.org/view/objects/asitem/items$0040:80

    Rachel K

    To be near enough the Walker Gallery to haunt it! – and I have never seen it once, yet… John Masefield writes interestingly about how important visiting it was to him, and he ends up with various Inklings connections…

  12. The Masked Chicken says:

    “Did you see how some loons are saying that some Cardinals tried to conspire with Benedict XVI to sway the proceedings of the Synod?”

    Oh, that’s ridiculous. Obviously, this is from some loon-atic group. Besides, everyone knows that loons (also called, divers, of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae and order Gaviiformes) are the official state bird of Minnesota. I mean, when is the last time that Minnesota tried to conspire with a pope? Now, if it were a chicken…

    The Chicken

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