While we were in the city to meet our newest little cousin, we squeezed in a magnificent trip to the Met. We headed straight to the Sargent exhibit to see several of our favorites, and it was an absolutely fantastic exhibit. Then we covered a lot of ground in a short time and saw lots of our favorites before heading to Brooklyn.
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Five years ago, Brian and I spent the day after Christmas at the Met, and we did the exact same thing this year. Several hours of gallery after gallery after gallery – it was wonderful. It doesn’t need to be said that the Met has an incredibly spectacular collection, and I felt like every time I turned around or entered another room, I ran in to old friend. (Yes, I know I’m a nerd).
Every year, the Met has a spectacular Christmas display in one of the Medieval galleries and I always love seeing that. They were also showing an exhibit of Bernini’s clay sculptures. Bernini sculpted many of the famous monuments that we just saw in Rome two months ago, so it was pretty incredible to see his ‘sketches’.
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When my cousin mentioned that our hotel was right near ground zero, I didn’t realize that the hotel was actually AT ground zero. As we circled the jam-packed block trying to find the hotel’s garage, I took the first photo in this series from the car – we were right next to the enormous construction zone at ground zero.
Our room on the 31st floor of the hotel had an absolutely jaw-droppingly staggering view of ground zero and the new 9/11 Memorial, which we toured the following morning. The 9/11 Memorial consists of 30-foot waterfalls set in the foot prints of the north and south towers, with the names of 9/11 victims engraved in panels all the way around. The waterfalls created a great deal of white-noise, which allowed each visitor the chance for peaceful reflection in the middle of a massive construction site.