Monday, June 16, 2008

Gotta start somewhere


I think I'll start with a few pictures.....





We all know it's not a trip to New York without sampling the cuisine. Here I am enjoying a dirty water dog with sauerkraut and mustard..OH YUMM-O. We had just spent 4 hours at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. One of my favorite places in all the world. When I viewed Van Gogh's "Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889" I actually started to cry. I find it most amazing to actually be standing in front of a Van Gogh a Renoir, Manet, Monet. Picasso..etc. And not just one of each....many pieces..to me it is the most amazing experience..I'm still blown away...Oh and the Hot Dog was really good too...





After the Met, we walked down 5th Avenue to Central Park. I really like this picture of The Pond. I like the contrast of nature vs the skyscrapers.


This building caught my eye... I found this on the web:

"Hearst Tower in Midtown Manhattan has achieved official "green" status--the first office building in New York City to be recognized by the USGBC for high environmental performance both on its exterior (core and shell) and interior fit-out and systems". Pretty Cool!!




This is Wollman Rink. I actually saw my first ever rock concert here in July of 1972. We saw Don McClean - American Pie. Bill Withers opened for him. It will always be remembered as my first...therefore it's special like no other. This season the city has a little amusement park there. Rides and games for the kiddies. It made me happy to see the smiling people there. That spot has really good Karma!




This impressive sculpture by José de Creeft was unveiled in 1959 and overlooks the Conservatory Water.
Features Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse and the Cheshire Cat. It's magical!!

Ok, this is starting to feel like someones vacation slide show...I won't show you all 50 pictures...lol...so i will end for tonight...I will try to put a web album together soon,so those of you who actually want to view the photos can..

We had a wonderful trip!!

15 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

Why does the camera always seem to come out when people's mouths are full????

Looks as though you had a great time - Love the Van Gogh. They don't let me in the art museum any more, after the "Sharpie Marker Incident"

puerileuwaite said...

I read on the web that it's named Hearst Tower because Patty Hearst was kidnapped (again) and is being held in it.

leelee said...

Well Phos, I did need to show proof that I was indeed eating a NY Hot Dog..there were readers that actually requested that! ;-) Kinky I know..

That sharpie incident sounds intriguing!

P - at least she's green now...she can stay there for decades..

HUGS!!

Bond said...

ME ME ME ME I requested it and i am waiting for someone to ask you why you called it a "dirty water dog" someone has to ask, don't ya think LeeLee?

And where is MINE?????? I am waiting missy!

I want to see all 50 pictures...puuuullllease!!!!

OK, I will stop begging.

Bond said...

BTW I like mine with mustard and the onions...and some crushed red pepper...YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMO

leelee said...

Bond I think they "get it" about the dogs..no one has asked about it.Go figure.

But I found it odd that NYD hadn't ever heard them called that!! NYD????

The mustard onions and crushed red pepper sounds really good. YUMMO is right!

I am going to try to get a web album together that you can view..just haven't had a chance yet.

Oh by the way on trh way to EWR we stopped at Calandra's bakery in North Newark on Bloomfield Ave. and picked up pignoli cookies and Tarales to bring home..you can take the girl outta Jersey, but baby, you can't take the Jersey out of the girl!! I LOVE IT!

HUGS!!

Bond said...

pignoli cookies.... OUCH...damn I just fell down thinking about them and there is this drool stain on my computer keyboard now...

I think maybe NYD really lives in Nebraska then... LOL

leelee said...

OMG Vinny they are so freakin good!!!!

I knew you would appreciate that!

HUGS!!

Serena Joy said...

New York, you lucky girl?! Terrific pictures!:)

Corn Dog said...

WOW! Great pictures. Makes me almost want to try visiting New York again.

leelee said...

Thanks Ladies!!

elena jane said...

you're back, yay!! :) and photos too, whoohoo :)

leelee said...

EJ...thanks...:-)

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed you, you were in Central Park, I love CP, Did you get to Strawberry Fields. Maybe next time your in NYC we can get coffee. bye.

Dave63inNY

leelee said...

Perhaps Dave...perhaps..thanks as always for stopping by!

HUGS!