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From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Few days in NYC early Jan this year. Saw Wicked & Book of Mormon (no photos of course.) All shots using Samsung GalS8 *meh* camera, but then I’m a *meh* photographer.
The Cloisters, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Assorted European Romanesque & Gothic buildings brought over and put together.
Tapestry from The Hunt for the Unicorn series.
Inside the Guggenheim. I have a touch of vertigo so I just held the phone & clicked blind. Better shot than if I tried to frame it.
The exhibits were Alex Katz, a painter still working in his 90s, mostly oils. Interesting in that his oils are absolutely flat texturally, look like acrylics. Some of the abstracts I enjoyed, black-on-black office buildings at night with blazes of white windows. His representational work from NYC & Maine left me cold, so no photos.
The other exhibit was Nick Cave, “Forothermore”; photos to follow.
Not really needing my interpretation.
Part of Oculus & new WTC
9/11 Museum. For whatever reason I found the exhibit on the Pennsylvania plane the most moving, maybe because they knew what was coming.
I wonder how the young people visiting the museum, born post 9/11, process it?
looks like a cool visit!
twbrandt (formerly tom)
The Cloisters is my favorite museum.
Really enjoyed these pictures, especially the spirally one — which probably would have given me vertigo too. They make me regret that I haven’t spent more time in NYC over the years.
Oh, thank you for these – I’ve always wanted to visit The Cloisters, it was my mom’s favorite New York museum.
I grew up in Tarrytown, north of NYC. I remember seeing the Cloisters entering and leaving Manhattan when taking either the Henry Hudson Parkway/FDR Drive or by train on the Metro-North Railroad. I never went in. It appeared to be a monastery type place of isolation on the tip of a giant urban center. Good pics. Thanks.
I missed The Cloisters on my one trip to NYC; I hope to correct that. I did see a reproduction of some of the Unicorn tapestries in Stirling Castle in Scotland. They have a weaving studio there and were working on the whole set. I was able to go in the studio since it was their day off. I missed the Guggenheim, too. I really like the circular piece.
I lived in the West Village for 25 years and would regularly take the subway uptown and just sit in the Cloisters for hours. It’s that kind of place. Autumn is the best season there, I think — quieter and almost like a church.