The desire to do something different with some recent visitors from England prompted us to take a trip up the Hudson valley. It’s a beautiful way to spend a day out of the city, and an easy train ride from Grand Central station. Initially we thought we might go hiking, but when the weather forecast started predicting frigid temperatures we decided that an indoor activity would probably be more comfortable, so a museum visit was planned instead.
Yet another installment in my series of posts featuring art shows that I was excited to see but don’t have all that much to say about – this one from the Guggenheim’s current (and extremely comprehensive) Giacometti exhibition.
I always forget how much I love the Cloisters, so it’s such a treat on the rare occasions I do make the trek up there.
Sunday was to be our day for seeing some of the city-centre sites, and we started with a delicious breakfast at another neighbourhood gem, Forever Vegano – I didn’t take any photos of the food but the building was just as lovely, and quite typical of the architecture in that part of the city.
New York art aficionados are currently being spoiled with two once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions of old master drawings*, as both the Met and the Morgan have shows on display. Despite drawings not being entirely my thing, I went to see both in the same week, and have subsequently been horrifying all my arty friends by grumbling about one of them… Continue reading
I don’t actually have anything interesting to tell you today, but it’s very quiet in the reading room and I thought that writing something here would be preferable to staring blankly into space (or at my screen). You’d think I could just do some reading, and there are many books here I’d love to get stuck into, but the problem is that when I’m absorbed in a book I don’t see or hear anything going on around me. So, here we are. Continue reading
Almost as soon as we got home from our Alaskan adventure we were off again, this time for a weekend wedding in Chicago. The festivities were taking place in the leafy suburb of Oak Park, and we enjoyed wandering around on Saturday morning before it all got going. Continue reading