Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It's in the details.....

Geoff and I spent this past weekend in New York City - his third visit, my first.  We had a wonderful time in spite of the outrageous heat and humidity.  We saw Jim Parsons, of The Big Bang Theory, in Harvey a Roundabout Theatre production at Studio 54 - great show.  We did the Uptown and Downtown loops on the Gray Line hop on hop off buses.  We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art - once for Geoff, twice for me. We stayed at the Intercontinental Barclay on 48th - a beautiful old hotel.  A huge highlight for me was meeting my blogging friend "bccmee" - we met at Grand Central Station and she ended up giving me her perspective on the Monets at the MMA and we got an interesting perspective on the NYC skyline from the roof of the Museum - it was a lot of fun.

So, I want to share New York City with you through lots of photos and very few words - it's in the details.  You'll figure out quickly that I'm a bit of an architecture geek.  But before we get to the first of many building details and other odds and ends, I want to show you the highlight of our trip for Geoff - visiting the Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon in Central Park.

A game of checkers curbside in Harlem

The Guggenheim Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (heaven on earth!)

Such a wonderful, interactive space

Carved details on a harp in the Musical Instrument collection.

Help, I've fallen and I can't get up...

The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer (Degas, 1922)

And her sweetly upturned face.

Looking over Central Park from the roof of the MMA

It was an honour to be able to watch this gentleman draw.

Macy`s flagship store.

The Empire State Building rising above it`s neighbours

The Flatiron Building

Roof top water towers - I couldn`t believe how many we saw!

Four zs above David Z. 

Lovin`the stairs

What the heck....

The Chrysler Building peeking through the trees.

Some of NYC`s most famous residents.

The sublime lobby of The Intercontinental Barclay, how could you not have a good time here....


  1. Impressive. Happy to hear you had a great visit to NYC, and survived the heat. It's on our "bucket list"!

  2. What a wonderful trip. I loved all the photos, thank you so much for sharing them.

  3. Thanks for the wonderful trip around and for showing me sights I've never seen before. Love the shot of the pigeons. And must see if I can find out what's the purpose of those water tanks on the top of buildings. Glad you enjoyed it all!

  4. WOOOWWWWWWWW what a trip I am envious (not really I dont do envy but if I did I would be very very envious) I would love to go to New York, one of our daughters friends has just moved there with her work and she is having a ball. I am now on the MMA website you sure had a great trip. XXX Don

  5. Thanks for the tour. I've never been but now I have a sense of the place.

  6. Wow Elaine--- I've seen lots of photo essays on NY-- but your prospective is the best I've ever seen. You know-- I've never been there-- go figure. Your pictures are just stunning!!

  7. great pictures. New York is definitely the kind of place which makes you say "When I go back".

  8. Looks like you are having fun. I've never been, and probably won't. It such a big, busy place for me. But living it through pictures is fun. - Margy

  9. It was literally a JOY to meet you! Wow, your pictures are breathtaking. It was my pleasure to be your assistant for all of 5 minutes while you took a few of these pictures. The results are amazing. You really have an eye for composition. Wow, you saw the water towers! They are a favorite New York City secret that many people don't notice. :) I am awaiting your return.

  10. What a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing!