survived.nyc.2012.day.three.Posted: June 5, 2012
Here’s the third installment of our recent NYC trip. I’ve mentioned on my day 2 post that we had to postpone our Metropolitan Museum visit, because we wanted to stay longer in the American Museum of Natural History.
Here is our original Day 3 itinerary:
1030am- 2 hr. Semi-circle Liberty/Ellis Island cruise
1230pm- walk around midtown Manhattan
430pm- head down to Staten Island to visit a friend and spend the night
On day 3, we decided to forego our 2-hour Liberty/Ellis Island cruise, (it was rainy and gloomy anyway) to spend most of the day at the Metropolitan Museum. I admit I was very much surprised by how much I liked the exhibits and by how fascinated I was with everything; from the Egyptian civilization to the Roman Empire and Byzantine Era, to the 16th Century English design. I was never much of a history person in school. I liked science more. But visiting this museum made history a lot more interesting!
Egyptian History and Civilization:
The Asian Exhibit:
From the Byzantine era:
Relics from the Roman Empire:
Weapons and Armaments of the Middle Ages.
Some 16th Century English Design:
Some designs were really grand and beautiful, while some were just plain too creepy-looking for me.
Can’t get enough of the grandeur of these ceilings and columns.
Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet pieces:
These paintings made me think to myself before, “why are these so special anyway? They don’t look all that hard to make”. Then I got to see the original pieces at the Met, and I cannot describe the feelings that each painting has evoked in me. As I looked further into each painting, it felt like I was actually a part of their world for a few seconds. This might sound really cheesy but right there and then, I understood and realized what art meant in those paintings.
I hope you had as much fun looking through these photos, as much as we had fun visiting the Met!
We had a quick bite at the nearby Shake Shack after our museum visit, and then took a subway train and hopped onto the Staten Island ferry and then onto the Staten Island train, to visit a friend and her family.
On a side note, Aji still got to see the Statue of Liberty from a distance while on the Staten Island ferry, even if we didn’t get to go on our Liberty/Ellis Island cruise (photo bottom left).
My friend Weng has an awesome husband, Marly, who cooked us an amazing dinner, after coming home from a long day’s work. They also had a special mocha mousse dessert especially ordered for us! They have two adorable kids, a 5-year-old daughter, Priscilla, and a 5-month-old son, Joshua. Weng and Marly have always been wonderful and gracious hosts! We are so blessed to have them as friends!
Stay tuned for Day 4 of our NYC visit!
Have a great day!