Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Gold, Glass Shaftsbury, VT, Friday, 07 October 2011 7:15pm

Upstate New York is golden at this time of year. I rode past entire hillsides in the middle of their color change.

The one stop today was at the Corning Museum of Glass. It was excellent. One of the visual effects that I spend a lot of time photographing is transluminance—light shining through things, and, of course, there's a lot of glass art that focuses very intently on that. I really enjoyed the contemporary glass art, and there were some neat historical pieces. I also really liked the science side of the museum, where they talk about things like how multiple lenses are used to remove chromatic aberration and how car windshields are made.

I pushed a bit to get to Vermont today because my rules for saying I've visited a place stipulate that I must both eat and sleep there. I'm due in New Hampshire tomorrow, and if I'd stopped in New York, I'd still have that embarrassing gap. It was well after sunset when I got here, so I'm still not sure what Vermont looks like. I meant to stay in Bennington, just across the border, but I couldn't find a motel that had vacancy, so I'm a bit further north.