Post-Met fun

January 5, 2020

After our day at the Met on Thurs. Dec. 12th, Mom and I went to the south end of Central Park. i’d hoped to see the Christmas decorations in different hotel lobbies and stores. I had a list of hotels, a few of which were right there on 57th Street, on the south edge of […]

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final objects from the “Making Marvels” exhibit at the Met

January 4, 2020

i hope somebody reading this is interested in these objects because I thought they were truly wonderful. This is the piece on the picture of the exhibit; it’s a Celestial Globe with clockwork from 1579, made by Gerhard Emmoser. Emmoser, who served three emperors, created this globe for Rudolf II. The emperor displayed the scientific […]

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More shiny things at the met

January 3, 2020

first, they kept referring to the word “kunstkammer” in many of the objects in the collection and i didn’t read anywhere what that meant. i found it on the website. Each of the remarkable pieces in this gallery proved the maker’s—and by extension the owner’s—understanding of nature and resulting ability to harness its power. Rulers […]

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More at the Met

January 2, 2020

After looking at the Impressionists at the Met on Thursday, Dec. 12th, mom and i wandered around a little and then walked by an exhibit and decided to go inside. It’s called “Making Marvels: Science & Splendor at the Courts of Europe.” And it was, well…marvelous. But also, naturally, overwhelming in its scope. Here’s the […]

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Impressionists at The Met

January 1, 2020

My favorite thing to do at the Met is stare at the Impressionist paintings. I feel i never have time to properly take the time to look at them, but i’m always happy for the opportunity. I know i’ve posted these very pictures before, but here they are again, a few of my favorites. monet […]

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happy new year!

December 31, 2019

i’m taking a break from writing about NYC to wish you all a lovely new year. i have a cold, so we’re spending the night sitting around. we did have some new year’s eve day excitement though – we went to see the latest “star wars.” i was going to call it the “final” star […]

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the final bit of our second day in new york…

December 31, 2019

After leaving the spectacular SeaGlass Carousel on the evening of Wed. Dec. 11th we got on a bus and made the short trip over to the 9/11 Memorial Fountains. It was dark, cold, and windy by the time we got there, so not a big crowd. You can’t tell in the picture but the names […]

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the SeaGlass Carousel

December 30, 2019

On Wednesday, Dec. 11th after we left the Brooklyn Museum and got tix for the Temptations show on Broadway, mom and I hopped on a free downtown manhattan bus and headed for the Seaglass Carousel. Bev had told me about it; she’d seen a post that our friend Gil had put up on facebook. I […]

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More from the Brooklyn Museum

December 29, 2019

OK, a few more photos from the Brooklyn Museum…this is a jackal from Egypt, and i took it because it reminded me of amy and jim’s dogs. i found this info about it very interesting. i liked the description of this modern painting more than the work itself, because it “depicts a rock of a […]

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Brooklyn Museum

December 28, 2019

We arrived at the Brooklyn Museum after seeing the church where mom and dad got married and then doing a lot of walking through Prospect Park. Online it says the Brooklyn museum is”one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.”  I love museums but i also find that i get overwhelmed […]

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