I know that I have said this before, but traveling in the winter to big cities is just the best. There are always some sunny or lightly cloudy "warm" days. One of those days I walked across Central Park.
|Runners Trail around the Lake|
And ate a hot dog while sitting on the steps to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
|Love the mustard!|
A winter museum is a place to wander slowly. No jostling the crowds.
One can look at old favorites, as long as one likes.
|This painting was considered a scandal at first showing. The artist, Singer, had to repaint one strap so that it was not off the shoulder! Would it have made any difference?|
With a little map I took the time at the museum cafe to mark the rooms that I wanted to visit. The Met has huge collections. One could not see them all even in one day. In the summer I might not have found a table to sit to and organize my thoughts. The visit produced a couple of finds in the rooms with knight's armor and in the collection of the art from Greece:
|Elegant Detail on a Knight's Horse's Armor|
|Hinged Foot Armor|
|Henry VIII's Armor in His More Robust Years|
|Room from Pompeii|
|Vases that I have loved since Miss Anderson's High School History Class!|
The day ended with a return to town to visit another VERY quiet place. Can you guess where?
|Great Art Deco Detail|
|Best Views from Up High|
|Nothing quite like New York|
|Guessed it yet?|
|Bye, Empire State Building and New York.|