Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 3! New York, New York!

The Dakota, upper west side, home of Yoko Ono...top floor eighteen rooms.....
Front steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
the girls in front of a Van Gogh.... be-still my heart...
posing in amongst ancient sculptures...


and more sculptures....


we met very interesting people... a walking piece of art, her nylons matched her shawl...
strolling along main hallway of the Met....
we saw Mary Poppins... the highlight of our trip...
New Amsterdam, a very gorgeous old theater on 42nd Street...

   we had front row seats middle center....photo of orchestra pit...
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" I just can't seem to get that tune out of my head! Can you only imagine why???
Early Wednesday we took a double decker tour bus through the Upper West Side. Mostly residential, a nanny or two can be seen strolling leisurely though Central Park, an extremely wealthy area. Yoko Ono lives in a 18 room apartment, top floor overlooking Central Park and Strawberry Fields, a part of the Park dedicated to her late husband, John Lennon. 
We were dropped off at the Metropolitan Museum where we were overwhelmed by it's size and content. To be in the same room with a Van Gogh and a Monet, magical for me. My grand-daughters had recently studied about them in school so this made the experience doubly fascinating. The Egyptian Exhibit was awe-inspiring and very large. 
It was raining when we left so our trip through Central Park had to wait until day four. We went back to the hotel by cab and all slept for a couple of hours which worked out beautifully. Dinner and later a fifteen minute walk to 42nd Street where the girls were exposed to their first Broadway Show. Front row seats middle center, I could have touched the conductor's head. Almost too close but I'm not complaining! They have seen several shows in the Boston, area but I have to say you haven't seen a show until you see one on Broadway!!! "Just sayin", it is just a magical place. 
We all walked back to our hotel humming tunes from the show. The girls absolutely loved it. Grandma and PaPa loved that they will always remember the experience. 
We did run into a few poor souls that talked to themselves with no electronic devices, however, and they had not seen Mary Poppins, trust me. 
A good night sleep was had by all, getting ready for day four, our last day in New York. Not sure PaPa and I could have handled any more!!!??? 
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15 comments:

Mary said...

Your NY trip is like a revisit..so fun---Mary Poppins and all. My fave part of Met. Art is the Frank Lloyd Wright (sp) house inside of the museum. Hahhahah...picked it up piece by piece and put it in their. Fabulous NY.

Amy Burzese said...

I'm enjoying your New York photos so much! And I love your quote - yes, an addiction.

Nancy Claeys said...

I've seen L.A. earlier today and now New York! What fun! :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

This is the perfect age to take your granddaughters. They will never forget it. Pretty little girls, btw. What an amazing experience for all of you. Enjoyed seeing what you saw.

hootnonny said...

What a great place to make memories!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos and impressions from New York. Great capture !

Kathy said...

Great photos. And what a wonderful experience for the girls.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What fun! My son is dying to ride on one of those double decker buses.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Wonderful photos and fun scenes ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Tanya said...

what a great trip! i've not been to ny yet but it's on our list!

Butterbean Row said...

Rosemary,

You are just having too much fun. Time to come home now. LOL
Glad you are enjoying your trip with your darling granddaughters.

♥charlotte

Jennifer said...

Hi Rosemary, I used to travel to New York on business, but no longer have a free plane ride or an excuse to go. I used to love to visit NY and miss the opportunity to see the art especially. PaPa might be a bit worn out, but I bet you had a great trip. How wonderful to share the city with your granddaughters! Enjoy that last day.

Carola Bartz said...

The Egyptian exhibit was my favorite. Great photos of an obviously wonderful trip!

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Oh that Van Gogh is in New York! My sister-in-law was very disappointed when we were in Amsterdam some weeks ago and visited Van Gogh museo but there were only few sunflower paintings (she loves sunflowers and wanted to see those).

Pam :) said...

There is so much to see and do in the 'big apple' and you covered a lot of the best parts.

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