Sunday, September 21, 2008

autumn Saturday

Saturday was a perfect fall day. We thought we'd head to the Met for a few hours.

The day was sunny and cool.

Something exciting must be going on.

Ah, a parade! Nothing unusual for a Saturday, unfortunately.

Fifth Avenue is closed in preparation for the festivities.

Inside the Metropolitan Museum the flowers are abundant.

A quick visit to the rooftop sculpture garden.

Jeff Koons' work is on display at present.

This view is even better when the colors start to change.

This tiny Paul Klee watercolor reminds me a bit of one of Denyse Schmidt's new quilts.

Love the tile mosaics on the floor. Such tiny pieces. (Yellow shoes included for scale only. Not because my toes are manicured, by any means.)

The lighting in the south hall is so beautiful, soft and diffused.

Outside, everyone is having a terrific time.

I love national costumes. Too bad ours own country's costume is jeans and sneakers, apparently.

Time for lunch. It might as well be German/Austrian food, right? (One of my favorite lunch spots, by the way.)

Every room in the Neue Galerie is lovely. Even the gift shop.

Someone got hot chocolate. With whipped cream, no less.

I could easily spend an afternoon curled up with a book here, it's such a cozy spot.

Lots of "fancy hot dogs" on the menu. Tsia's favorite.

Oops. No photos from the subway ride home. I guess we were all too tired and sleepy from our lunch.


  1. Sounds like a great day out! I love the Klee - he really is a favourite of mine and those Jeff Koons sculptures! But the art of the national costumes is just as impressive!

  2. The Met is the one stop we didn't get to when we were in NYC in July! Do you know how long the Koons exhibit is there until - my son got v. excited when he saw Balloon Dog in NY magazine...I really want him to see it up close (as do I!)

    Glad you had fun! NYC this time of year is the best!!

    oh- and I think the person who does the book displays at Barnes & Noble in Commack NY is a reader of your blog because EVERY book you mentioned in your book week is displayed (facing out!) in the craft section (which is HUGE by the and great picks Liesl- they are beautiful- I have one for you to check out too AlterKnits Felt : Imaginative Projects for Knitting and Felting
    by Leigh Radford, John Mulligan (Photographer) - it is SO beautiful and inspiring...that's my next purchase...maybe for my birthday next week! =)


  3. I am so jealous of where you live. I am hoping to visit in the New Year. I CANT WAIT!

  4. oh, i'm jealous. the met is one of my favorite places in the world. it always makes me think of mrs. basil e. frankweiler!

  5. What a great NYC day. We went last November and had a wonderful time. My kids perfected their "subway looks" while we were there. They would sit staring straight ahead with a vacant, glassy-eyed look. They fit right in.

  6. *sigh*, what a lovely day. But, how can you go wrong in NYC - so divine!

    Thanks for the 'day travelogue' it was fun to tag along!

  7. I MUST visit MOMA! New York is seriously on my list of must do! I will trade you the West Coast-Vancouver/Whistler for New York. I will be a supurb hostess and show you all the great sights/food/& shopping...if you'll do the same!?

  8. Yum! Hofbrau is AWESOME!