This small town makes me feel good anytime I am there! It has gotten all the right attributes:
Understated, artistic, not overdone, great selection of shops for foodies, a lively selection of antique and design stores and diverse art galleries and studios. The town has a striking opera house! The last one of its kind. All this you will find in about roughly two square miles and with the charm of a quiet 19th century town.
It was a very cold and blustery day, so I was happy to slip into my favorite places....
Just a few steps away is Shop 12, a sheer treasure trove. The not so large establishment carries exquisite antiques and vintage pieces.
|Delicate tables with more delicate jewelry|
|Mirrors, metal furniture and antlers...|
|China and a glass dome|
|Artwork on a lovely settee|
|A glorious chandelier|
|Mirror and vintage dress|
|Little precious somethings under glass|
|And a flowery plate|
The friendly shop keeper, Anne McInnis let me browse and I took pictures to my heart's delight!
After a while I felt like this and needed nourishment!
|Ladies in waiting at Shop 12|
After this I returned to fetch my family in Hunter, a picturesque 50 minute drive from Hudson-on-Hudson.
Later that night, hours after I had taken the photo of the boots and worked around with Instagram, I suddenly remembered a painting by Vincent van Gogh, he had painted his boots, very much like this pair and I was stunned by the similarities....
|My original photograph|
|Playing with Instagram|
|VvG 1887 My boots.|
|VvG 1886 Boots|
Life creates art and art creates life! This is how I feel!
Maybe, I had this image deeply buried in my memory when I saw the boots and took the picture....
A simple association through a pair of boots, lying on the floor! This time remembering Vincent, my Dutch hero!
The wondrous works of the mind!
There was more, another great shop, which I'll show you tomorrow!
If you ever happen to come close to this lovely town Hudson, NY, do not hesitate to visit! It's so worth it!
All images by V.Zlotkowski and as indicated. Copyright 2012