Saturday, May 14, 2011

New York City!

Finally - some nyc pics! A quick trip on Easter weekend to shop and hunt the thrift stores! I managed to get some museums and art in there too. :)

This is in the great Chelsea market - they converted an old Nabisco factory into shops and restaurants and kept the factory feel. Oreos were made here!

Walls of windows showing the making of huge amounts of bread and then you could purchase it.

Store windows stringing painted corks at Anthro.

A "heart" tree in Central Park...

Spices at the Greenflea flea market where there was also available fresh mozzerella, home made italian pasta, greek delicacies as well as great vintage jewellery and antiques. Loved it!

Skating at Rockefeller Centre on my way to 5th ave where they had closed part of the street down for the Easter Parade.

It is not like a typical parade with floats - just lots of people and dressed up and crazy costumes and hats!! Music, food and it was 73 degrees. Wonderful.

Like I said, crazy! This is a MAN. lol Gotta love NYC.

Then to MOMA.
A sample of stencilled wall. Each color done separately.

Some Andy Wharhol, along with all kinds of other great artists - Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, Mondrian, Khalo, Monet, Pollack - oh, it was wonderful to see all these works.

I then went to the Morgan Library but no pics allowed. Stupendous. Awesome and jaw dropping. That's all I can say - if you love books and history this is a must see. I was there for hours just drinking it all in. There is an exhibit on diaries right now and I saw Thoreau, Pepys, Steinbeck, Einstein, Anais Nin, Bronte, a 16th century pirate, Hawthornes scarlet letter ideas, and many more. Pieces of history right in front of you.

There is also copies of the Gutenberg Bible - the first book ever printed on a press! Mozart's sheet music! And a tapestry that hung in King Henry VIII's castle! whuh... can you see why I love it?

The windows again at a different location of Anthro - all made with corks. Can you imagine the TIME?
All too soon, time to leave. I had to have a quick visit to Times Square and say goodbye. 2 days in not near enough and I WILL be back.


  1. Wow. These are great. Love the warehouse picture and the heart tree. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. OMG-so many favorite photos--love the spices and the heart tree and oh those hats!!!

  3. Awesome! Your trip sounds absolutely heavenly. And hectic, but fantastic!