Thanks to Deb at Readerbuzz for hosting The Sunday Salon. Stop over there or at the Facebook Group to participate.
Amber’s birthday was Saturday and we went to the funkiest little museum in Pittsburgh. The Bayernhof Museum was the home of Charles B. Brown, III, who knew he wanted the house to become a museum when he died and set up the foundation that owns and runs the museum in his will. The 19,000 square foot house, completed in 1982, is unique in and of itself, with secret passages, a cave, and unusual rooms, but it also contains a world-class collection of automatic antique music machines.
Bout of Books finishes today. I’ll probably post a short wrap-up tomorrow, but I did finish three audiobooks, mostly because I was the only one in my office all week. I need to set aside some time to read Orlando before the end of the month for the Classics Club Spin.
I’ve been reading several of the Her Royal Spyness Series lately.
Looking forward to:
Actually I think we might have a couple of quiet weeks coming up, which hasn’t happened in a while. I do have a Barnes and Noble gift card burning a hole in my pocket, so maybe we’ll take a drive up there sometime.
I have no idea who Charles B Brown is but his home sure looks interesting. Happy birthday to Amber
He was a businessman, not someone I had ever heard of.
What a fascinating museum. There are so many intriguing spots in the world that I have never heard about.
I completely missed Bout of Books. Darn.
Isn’t a gift card fun? It’s probably the best book gift.
Have a great week!
It is an interesting place. We were just looking for places in Pittsburgh we hadn’t been to and ran across it.
I love book gift cards. There’s no pressure to read a book they picked out for you that you don’t want.
What a fun way to spend Amber’s birthday!
It was a nice day.
I’ll have to remember that place if I ever visit Pittsburgh. It looks cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂
A couple of folks on the tour mentioned that they’d lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years and had never been there.
I’ll have to put that museum on out next Pittsburgh list!
I’m not really sure that Gage is quite old enough yet. He might be bored out of his mind.
I take that poor boy to so many museums he’s used to it 🙂