Bike ride from Cambridge to deCordova

We’re trying to make the most of our last few days of summer, so yesterday we hit the road for a cycling adventure out to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. deCordova is only 15 miles from Cambridge, which makes it a nice day trip. As an added bonus, cyclists get into the park for free!

As someone who currently rides my bike about three times per year, I found the route to be enjoyable and not too challenging. We started by riding across Cambridge to the Alewife T Station, where we were able to hop onto the Minuteman Bikeway. We then took the path out to Lexington, where we stopped for breakfast. After fueling up, we rode out of town towards Lincoln and out to deCordova. There were some decent sized hills between Lexington and deCordorva, but nothing that caused me to get into my lowest granny gear 🙂

deCordova turned out to be an interesting place. The park was full of modern art sculptures, and the museum currently has an exhibit by Tony Feher of everyday objects turned into quirky pieces of art. I might be missing the point, but at least that’s how I would describe the exhibit.

Here are a few of the highlights from Sculpture Park:

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No, that’s not spilled paint. It’s art.

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P1010759This was my absolute favorite. The pictures don’t do it justice at all. Something about it reminded me of a hologram. It’s worth a trip to the park just to see this sculpture.

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P1010762No, the groundskeeper didn’t crash. This is more art.

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And a couple of shots from inside the museum:

P1010802This was created by using painter’s tape on a window. Very pretty.

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P1010795Samples of the art made out of everyday objects.

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Spring is in the air

I’m enjoying every minute of living in a place with four seasons and I just can’t get enough of all of the flowers that are blooming. My snapshots don’t fully show how beautiful springtime is in Boston, but hopefully you will get the idea…

Some early flowers popping through around Easter.

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More early flowers at Arnold Arboretum.

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An bright spring day on Commonwealth.

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An afternoon in the park.

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Daffodils along the Charles.

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Spring has sprung…

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…with a blossom tunnel along the Charles.

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And a walk around the neighborhood.

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I took a picture of the Citgo sign

Why? I don’t know. Because that’s what you do when you’re in Boston. Like taking a picture of the bean in Chicago. Or Times Square. Or the Golden Gate Bridge. Okay, maybe it doesn’t belong in the same category as the Golden Gate Bridge…

Part of the Boston skyline, the Citgo sign overlooks Fenway Park, and to many is a part of the Fenway experience. To others, the sight of the sign is the glorious 20-mile marker of the Boston Marathon. It also serves as a point of reference for lost tourists. As I managed to find the Citgo sign, but completely missed Fenway Park, I probably fall into that last category…