German Village & Annie Leibovitz

Saturday we took the day off from working and had brunch at Pistacia Vera, visited Schiller Park in the German Village neighborhood of Columbus, and went to the Annie Leibovitz exhibit at the Wexner Center on campus with our friends Zoe & Nick.  For those unfamiliar with the Wexner name (I was until I moved to Columbus), Les Wexner is the chairman and CEO of Limited Brands and a generous donor to Ohio State.

Beautiful, warm November day in Schiller Park
This was our first time at Pistacia Vera, and we had fantastic croissants and macarons.  There are so many little hidden treasures in the different neighborhoods of C-bus.  
The Annie Leibovitz exhibit was cool to see because she is so well known and has photographed so many notable people, but one of the best parts for me was walking into a room in the gallery and seeing big portraits of Eudora Welty & Oseola McCarty.  I’m sure few people who saw Ms. McCarty’s photo understood the significance, but I know any Hattiesburg resident or Southern Miss alumni certainly would.  Also loved seeing Eudora Welty because of her legacy in Southern literature, but also because she reminds me of my grandparents and mid-century Jackson life.  I always loved reading about Ms. Welty’s normal life, and going down to the Jitney Jungle.  

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