Yesterday was a great day. It was perfect weather so after sleeping in a bit too long, Jordy and I decided to do some cultural activities. We headed out to the deCordova for a day of meandering through the sculpture garden. The deCordova is only ten minutes away from me, located in Lincoln, MA, yet I have embarrassingly never been before. But yesterday seemed like the perfect day, and Jordy happens to be a sculpture fan himself so I had the perfect partner.
We stopped in town to pick up a picnic lunch and set off.
The deCordova welcomes picnic-goers. I highly recommend just going to sit out on the grounds with a good picnic followed by a walk. There's some really cool sculpture hidden away in all corners of the park and its a good way to feign exercise! Although you're not supposed to climb on or touch any of the sculpture, some of the pieces (like the one above), simply cannot be avoided.
The actual museum is also great, but my favorite part is the roof top terrace. Head inside and hop on the elevator up to the 6th floor and soak up some rays and admire the views. Theres some funky, quirky, sculpture up there too.
If you're looking for a fun, outdoor activity in the Boston area, I recommend stopping by the deCordova. Walden Pond is right down the road as well -- a great spot to sit by the water or go on a nature walk.
After our afternoon in the sculpture park, we went to see a new flick called Boyhood. It follows a boy for twelve years as he grows up -- experiencing many life changes like graduating high school, moving multiple times, and falling in love. It's amazing how much he changes, not only physically but emotionally, throughout the years. Boyhood tells the story of growing up that's as old as time, but in a way that no one else has before. The writer and director, Richard Linklater's commitment to the project makes it unparalleled and incomparable to any other movie to date. As a child of the 90s, it's also really cool to watch the changes in fashion, culture, music and the world over the past twelve years.
I highly recommend checking Boyhood out. It's a movie that everyone can enjoy and relate to and is truly groundbreaking in the world of cinema. I will warn you, however, it clocks in at about 2 hours and 45 minutes so make sure you have some time to spare!