Monday, August 11, 2008

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nyc, originally uploaded by Blog-Sothoth.

We had a lovely time in the Big Apple. Aside from a few showers Friday the weather was about perfect. I finally got to tour the Morgan Library and see old J.P.'s fantastic Italianate study and collections. Loved his selection of Mesopotamian cylinder seals. And his two Hans Memlings.

We also pushed Ma around the Met in a wheel-chair. The expanded Greco-Roman galleries are a sight to behold. The Turner show is really spectacular, and even the rooftop exhibit of the world's most famous MICA graduate is worth seeing. As are the fake waterfalls scattered throughout town, including one under the Brooklyn Bridge.

We had peculiar and awesome rolls at Ginger, with banana and peanut butter and jalepenos and other tasty extras which work much better on the pallet then on the ears. Another fine rec from John and Leesha.

In Chinatown Friday nobody was on the sidewalks--most peculiar! Then we went to dim sum at the Golden Unicorn and of course the opening ceremonies were on satellite earlier than they were on NBC, which explained the absence of pedestrians.

2 comments:

John Vondracek said...

so glad you guys came up! I just wish I didn't have to work the whole time!

maybe before the end of the summer before you have to go back to "hell" you guys can come up again over a weekend?

I'm glad you had fun, and were able to still do so much, though!!

:) jv

fernie said...

Want to go again! I'm game!