Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Snapshots from New York City: Day 2 (Halloween).

Saturday morning after breakfast we took a taxi to the Metropolitan Museum

The Museum is one of my favorite places in New York

Vermeer's painting
The Milkmaid is on loan from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival in this area. I am a huge fan of Vermeer. Robert had seen this painting in Amsterdam several years ago and brought me a copy that hangs in our kitchen. It is breathtaking in real life

We also briefly explored a little more of the museum before heading back to the hotel to meet Robert's brother

I loved this fall display in the lobby

The Temple of Dandur fascinates me

While Robert's brother went to the Marathon Expo, Robert relaxed in our room and I went shopping

The flats I had brought were hurting my feet so I sought some more comfortable shoes - critical in New York with all the walking I do there!

My sister-in-law Patti arrived late in the afternoon. On our way to dinner we passed the Empire State Building which was lit for Halloween

It was pouring down rain when we arrived and left, so this was the only picture I got of our restaurant (Giorgio's of Gramercy) inside or out

We seemed to be the only people in NY not wearing costumes Halloween night, but I wasn't able to get a decent picture depicting that!

Coming tomorrow: Marathon Day!


Sandra said...

I'm going to NYC for Thanksgiving. My son and dil live there! Can't wait.

Jenny said...

What a great getaway! What a treat to see The Milkmaid in person. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

eloise, that picture of the empire state building is incredible! so glad y'all had such a great trip...can't wait to get back there myself. best, Laura B. H.

tintarosa said...

I'm planning a trip to NYC right now. Can't wait!

Amber M. said...

There's nothing like a Vermeer in person. Be still my heart!

Sight Seer said...

NYC is such a fascinating city! Too bad you didn't go inside the Empire State Building.. See more about this fascinating structure at

Beth Dunn said...

Looks like a lovely trip! xoxo


Hopsy said...

What a FANTASTIC trip! You got all the BEST in, a museum, shopping and good food!