Friday, May 16, 2014
Good memories brought back by a tea towel...
It's a bit amusing how an image can bring back memories of the past. Haha!
The other day, I was at a friend's place to get some files for my new hard drive. After I set up the HD with his laptop and started the copy process, I stood up and had a look around his room.
The first thing I noticed was a framed image of a unicorn in a cage. I've seen the image before and it took a splitsecond for me to remember.
It was an image of one of the invaluable tapestries on display at the Cloisters gallery of the Met. My friend bought a tea towel with a print of the tapestry as a souvenir, I guess. He thought it was too pretty to be a tea towel so he decided to put it in a frame. I must say it was a good decision.
The Unicorn in Captivity was introduced to me by someone I met several years ago. He and I shared a great interest in museums and the arts so he thought I would appreciate reading on the conservation works done by the Met on the Unicorn Tapestries series. And I did.
Having seen the image again, I recalled other pleasant memories - CBTL Gateway, Ateneo, Bare the musical. Lol! I dunno what happened to him but I do know that I want to see the Unicorn tapestries in real life. Maybe next year?
Here is the link in case anyone wants to read it. Quite lengthy, but very interesting.