Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New York City!!!!

Guy took me to New York over the Labor Day weekend and we had a blast!!!!
We went to places that we definitely couldn't eat at here (with the exception of Starbucks). We didn't eat breakfast two out of the four days... Friday we didn't wake up until 10:30 and couldn't get moving until 11:30. We did a LOT of walking and took the subway and buses everywhere we could.

Our Hotel on Central Park (Essex House). We couldn't get a room facing Central Park... so we got to look at a construction site out our back window... at least it's better than NOT having a window, right?

The Chrysler Building

Waiting for the #4 Green Line train (I think)

Had to get a picture of the Garbage barge, right? We don't have them here in Denver, so it's a must! ;)

Ground Zero. Lots of construction work going on there.

Ahh... the Empire State Building...
What they don't tell you is that in order to get to the top... you have to wait in a line (for the ticket windows) to wait in a line (for a souvenir picture) to wait in a line (for the elevator to the 80th floor) to wait in a line (for another elevator to the 86th floor) to wait in a line to get outside. Yes, we could stay outside for as long as we wanted to... :) But then we had to wait in another line to get out, sooooo much fun...

Various Views from the top of the Empire State Building

Then we got to meet famous people. :) okay, not really, it was just Madame Tussuad's Wax Museum, but hey.. it was really neat!

The ever needed picture of time square... :)

and Radio City Music Hall

We did finally get to see Lady Liberty on Saturday. It was gray and rainy, but we had fun on the Ferry... :)

The waterfall in the background is some art piece that was put up fairly recently.

The Lady herself

Her original glass torch. Guy has a story about the original torch, but I don't want to mess it up, so I'm not going to tell it at this time... I'll see if I can find it.

Unfortunately, our way to the crown was barred (or glassed off, however you want to put it), so this was as close as we could get. Even with ALL the security to get on the island and then into the monument, they still won't let anyone up to the crown any longer.

That afternoon was spent in Central Park on a nice leisurely walk. (Well, we were looking for the entrance to the Central Park Zoo, but just couldn't find it anywhere).

But we did find the bridge from Enchanted... :)

And an Alice in Wonderland statue with kids climbing all over it.

And the boat racing lake from Stuart Little...

We even found Stuart Little's House

We also found the "Dum Dum Gum Gum" statue from Night at the Museum

Our favorite museum though (we visited a lot - Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, the MoMA) we really LOVED the Met... A lot of classical painters were featured there and it took us a good part of Sunday Morning just to maneuver around the museum.



I truthfully don't know who painted this one, we just knew it was the one stolen in "The Thomas Crowne Affair" with Pierce Brosnan.

I have a lot more pictures. These are just a few from Guy's camera. I haven't even touched my camera yet. so... More to come at a later date!


Michele said...

The painting that Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) "stole" in The Thomas Crown Affair was painted in Venice in 1908 by Claude Monet. It is a view of the monastery island of San Giorgio. It appears that there are two paintings of the same scene by Monet. One is titled "San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight" and is in the collection of the National Museum of Wales. The other is titled "Twilight, Venice" and is in the collection of the Bridgestone Museum of Art in Tokyo. (See "San Giorgio Maggiore at dusk" at Wikipedia.) However, according to Troubetzkoy Paintings, the company that supplied the reproductions for the movie, the painting in the movie is "San Giorgio Maggiore." Neither of these pictures appear to be the one that y'all took the picture of?!?! Of course you KNEW I'd be the one to google it? So, the question remains. . .what's the name of the pictured Monet?

Andie said...

Okay... found the name (I had to zoom in on the original picture)... It's titles "The Houses of Parliament (Effect of Fog) by Claude Monet.