Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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

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

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The Museum is one of my favorite places in New York

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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

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

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I loved this fall display in the lobby

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The Temple of Dandur fascinates me

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

8 comments:

Preppy 101 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!

J, T and Theo B. 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 http://www.sightseeingreview.com/empirestatebuildingtower.php

Beth Dunn said...

Looks like a lovely trip! xoxo

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Kappa Prep said...

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