20 May 2011

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, April 13, 2011

Egyptian artifactsFalcon and Catmore artifactsartifactsWild cat and snake on papyrusVicki with a Gryphon
Another stone cross tabletornate cross tabletSaint?stained glassStory of the Virgin and ChildVirgin and Child flanked by angels
carved hornBeautiful gilt crossornate keySt. John the Baptist??MermaidSaint Catherine di Siena
Vicki wielding a swordDarth Vader amor and helmetodd helmetHelmet
This is the third and final set from our NY series - promise. The Met has got to be the loudest museum I've ever been to, which kind of annoyed me as I treat my museum experiences like how anyone else would behave when in a house of worship. Oh well, what can you expect from a museum that's also a tourist trap?

Our favorite exhibit was the Medieval/Weapons Collection - be sure to take a close look at the helmets and the armor!

Central Park, NY, April 13 & 17, 2011

me on a random road in Central Park Cleopatra's Needle through the tulip magnolia trees Tulip magnoliasTulip magnolia trees tulip magnolias crabs underneathe the obelisk
Cleopatra's NeedleTurtle Pond Turtle Pond Castle through the trees Turtle Pond by Belvedere Castle Belvedere Castle
Vicki in front of Belvedere Castle Foggy skyline seen from Central Park Peter in front of Belvedere Castle Daffodils Bridge in Central Park with lamp post Shakespeare's Garden plaque
Bridge in Central Park CNN building Columbus Circle USS Maine Monument Globe in front of the Time Warner Ctr., Columbus Circle
Now, you're probably (not) thinking, didn't she go to New Jersey too?? Well, yes, and the only pictures we took while in NJ was from the wedding (which was beautiful by the way - only a couple really tanned folks).

I won't bore you with wedding photos...I'll wait until I get married to do that - ha!

Oh yes, this set was from the two days we spent in Central Park. Looking back on this set in particular makes me feel all sentimental and gushy inside. Better quit that.

Lower & Midtown Manhattan, NY, April 13, 14 & 17, 2011

Chrysler Building Fire escapesChelsea HotelTempleJumperGrace Church, Broadway
Grace Church II30 Cooper Union30 Cooper UnionCooper SquareAC's and gargoylesdown the street
Memorial Arch of Washington Square Parkme in front of the Arch and fountainOther side of the Memorial Arch, Washington Square Parkrandom corner buildingWorld Trade Center MemorialWTC Memorial II
World Trade Center site of Tower 2WTC site of Tower 2The Sphere by Fritz KoenigThe Bull of Wall StreetStock market numbersTimes Square
Hi all!

After much promising, may I present to you mine and tusdoku's photos from our East Coast trip! Seriously, I have THREE sets of photos of just New York alone to share with you, and I didn't even include ALL of the pictures that we took!

Anyhow, take a look around, relive our vacation with me, and enjoy :)