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Days 224-227: NYC, NY, USA

Back in the city

sunny 15 °C
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Hey, NYC is always awesome! I stayed in a hostel around Brooklyn this time.

Wow. My first, second, and third times at the Met were pretty awesome. That thing's big! Four city blocks in Central Park. Ingres, Monet, de Goya, Rembrandt, el Greco, Sisley, more fucking Renoir, Matisse, Cezanne, van Gogh (some of his sunflowers and a selfie), Seurat, Signac, Gauguin, a ton of Picasso, Miro, Henry Moore, Rodin, four rooms of Degas, Gris, Klee, Dali, Kandinsky, Diego Rivera, John Singer Sargent, Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Eakins, some epic George Washington portraits, some amazing Gustav Klimt, Jackson Pollock, Thomas Hart Benton's epic "America Today", Winslow Homer, "Washington Crossing the Delaware", Manet, Eugene Delacroix, Pissarro, three rooms of Claude Monet with some of his water lilies.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 10

The Frick Collection is an old mansion museum by the park and the Met. It does have some cool works, but it's pretty small when you compare it took the Met. I spent maybe an hour there. There are some Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Titian, Holbein the Younger, Joshua Reynolds, Henry Raeburn, Gilbert Stuart, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Ingres, Anthony van Dyck, Velazquez, some Rembrandt including maybe his best selfie, Jacques Louis David, de Goya, some awesome el Greco, and Edouard Manet.
Frick Collection: 8.5

I didn't go to any of the really famous lookout points but I went to the top of the Met and some good spots in the park and this little mountain park on the north west side where the cloisters are.
Manhattan Skyline: 9.5

Not my first time here, but Central Park is awesome. Always a ton of people playing and running and doing weird things. Looks nice and has cool views of the city.
Central Park: 9.5

Not my first time in Times Square either, but it's always a good place to watch people.
Times Square: 8

I actually expected the NY Library to be better than it was. The huge main building is over a century old. It's really pretty inside, and it's like 4 stories. And the are a few paintings by Joshua Reynolds, Henry Raeburn, George Romney, Gilbert Stuart (including one of his George Washingtons). There's a Gutenberg Bible, too (one of the first books ever printed with a removable type printing press). It also had the original Winnie the Pooh dolls that inspired the books. There also are a ton of super old books, but you don't get to see most of them.
New York Public Library: 8.5


Posted by ErnieLG 20:15 Archived in USA

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