Please, no more museums!
The Met is HUGE. We were there for a whole day and really had to prioritise what we wanted to see; there were whole wings we didn’t even touch. And everything we did see was brilliant, beautifully presented, and really interesting. While we were browsing American furniture from the 1800s I got an email (one great thing about America is the free wifi you get absolutely everywhere!) from a friend who was visiting China at the time saying he was getting fed up with all the museums and please could I not ask him to go to a museum once he was home. Maybe it was because we were in one of the most amazing museums in the world at the time, maybe it was because we were overtired and overexcited, maybe it’s just because we’re generally ridiculous, but somehow Christine and I found this completely hilarious and “PLEASE, NO MORE MUSEUMS!” became a catch phrase of our time in NYC. We did however see plenty more museums while we were there!
But back to this one, the Met, and also MoMA which I visited with Nicola. Both famous, both expensive, and both well worth it. And I absolutely love those last two photos; Christine is a huge fan of Egypt and was so excited to see this temple, and Nicola was so happy to see this painting, her favourite Van Gogh. As for me, I loved the period rooms at the Met – it felt like exploring a massive and beautifully designed dolls house – and the Steins’ collection of early 20th century art. Other highlights include the group of schoolchildren spread out on the floor doing worksheets on Monet, the Degas sculpture room, and pretty much the whole of the 5th floor of MoMA. And the amazing light.