The central courtyard. I didn’t take this one.

No, not really. But! You should still check out our podcast over on our other site, Strangeful Things – or of course in iTunes, Google Play, etc., wherever excellent podcasts are sold.

BNev and I got to scope out the museum and site of the crime in person when she was in Boston in January. First of all, the history of the museum is amazing. Isabella Stewart Gardner wasn’t just a rich lady who died and left her art behind. She purposefully curated this museum as a place for great artists of her day to congregate and create, and with the intention of leaving it behind for the public. She was a pretty amazing lady. Listen to the podcast for more about her.

Below are some of the many many photos I took during our visit. If you are ever in Boston you really should check this place out.

The arcade with the courtyard to the right.

Looking across the courtyard from the third floor.

Just, you know, your typical, standard chair.

Who doesn’t have 20-foot tapestries in their house?

Every place you look there is something else amazing.

Some of the light coming in from the courtyard.

I mean. Red silk fabric wallpaper – sure. Why not?

Here are two of the frames holding a spot for the missing art. The one on the right is where Rembrandt’s “Sea of Galilee” hung.

And this is where Vermeer’s “The Concert” was displayed. This is the most valuable piece that was stolen. There are only 30-some Vermeer works known in the entire world.