This will be a picture show and a phrase or sentence here or there.
Best hamburger I ever had and it was still hot when I ate it at the Minetta Tavern.
Hotel chandelier and its reflection.
. . . outside an exclusive men's club . . .
The packaging inside a beautiful Japanese candy store on Madison Ave.
glittering jewelry, I had to take a photo . . .
my reflection - all bundled up because it was REALLY COLD!
The colors really caught my eye. No, I didn't take notes so I don't remember where I saw this . . . uh, but it was on Madison Ave.
I would so wear this gorgeous green fur vest I saw in the window of Hermés.
Central Park under snow.
The next series of photos is from inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art where they really are nice enough to let you take pictures of the exhibits.
I don't know what it is but it sure is pretty!
Isn't that work amazing? It was from the Byzantine exhibit.
Look at these little animals!
I found this fantastic bracelet in the exhibit to and I notice that I haven't seen much jewelry today with this level of detail. It knocks me out!
I thought this was interesting:
It's a Roman COPY of the "Three Graces" from the 2nd Century, and it's a copy of a Greek work from the same approximate time. Here's what that little plaque says underneath them. Please read the last two sentences.
So now look . . . here's another one, Roman, from the same time.
See, even back then, art was copied!
The plaque says "The Three Graces were so popular in Roman times that they appear on mosaics, frescoes, sarcophagi, silver tableware, terracotta oil lamps, personal objects such as engraved gems and even coins."
They were everywhere!
Next up is something that was tribal art of some sort. Sorry no notes, no memory.
I love all the patterning. In the next shot, some of the patterns look similar but still kind of different. This exhibit was huge and it was on the ceiling. It spanned about 25 feet by 4o feet, maybe larger. The ceiling was very high and you couldn't get up there but it was spectacular!
There were a few Picasso's and this was my favorite.
"Dora Maar in an Armchair" from 1939
and here's her descriptive plaque . . . she really does have style!
I'm sorry but I can't show you anything I saw in the amazing JAR exhibit. There were no photos allowed. It's too bad because the exhibit was over the top and it's closed now. However, if you want to come over to my house and sit next to me, I'll look through the book with you and give you a little story about what I saw. The book has much fewer pieces in it than were included in the show but there are some great works in there that I don't remember seeing at the museum so we can discover it together. It's a beauty of a book!
OK, I'll show you a few more things and then I'll be off.
This Byzantine necklace! All gold and INCREDIBLE!
. . . and this terracotta jug . . . first the description:
and now two photos I took of the sides:
Isn't Eros just so cute adjusting his sandal? Aren't the figures beautifully drawn?
There was so much more in that museum that I didn't even see. We went twice on this trip. I took many more pictures but your eyes would glaze over if I kept on going. That's what I do. I see, then I see the plaque and if there's something that jumps out at me I take a picture so that I can really study it afterwards.
I hope you liked my visit to the Met. I'll come back and post a few more photos of some other things we did in New York soon. It was quite a fun vacation.
YOU have to go someday!