A Tangle & a Blue Sky
This tangle of metal was part of an art installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few years back, and it was a beautiful blue sky day in the New York City to enjoy the chaotic twists against a brilliant backdrop.
Union Square Holiday Market
If you are ever looking for something to do in New York City on a nice late November/early December day, head on down to the Union Square Holiday Market for a neat selection of vendors selling their wares. Heather and I went to the market last year and were pretty impressed with the wide selection of offerings. From handmade crafts to artwork, jewelry to chocolate, there was plenty to check out, and we eventually found a cute handmade gift for our niece Greta. So if you are in the neighborhood before Christmas, go check it out: http://urbanspacenyc.com/union-square-holiday-market
Yankee Stadium on a Sunny September Day
It’s been a couple years since Heather and I enjoyed a late summer game at the new Yankee Stadium, but we would like to get back soon. It would be especially nice to catch a game where the Yankees actually win…which is definitely not what they were doing against the Toronto Blue Jays in this photo.
Heather at Purl SoHo
Heather loves all things crafts, and last year during a day trip into New York City, we took a quick side trip to a very cool crafty store in the SoHo section of the city. Purl SoHo is chock full of colorful yarn, purdy fabric, nifty buttons, and lots of other stuff that can make crafters drool. So if you happen to be crafty and want to check out a neat store for ideas or inspiration, go check out Purl SoHo sometime!
Farewell to Manhattan
A cruise out of New York City is a great way to see some of the waterfront sites from a somewhat elevated vantage point. On our way down to the Bahamas on this cruise a few years ago, we had some great weather to catch views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Lower Manhattan. We also had some nice views as we returned at the end of the trip, but we weren’t nearly as excited about seeing the city again…we definitely would have preferred to see more sandy beaches and tropical waters!
Tiffany at the Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City contains such a wide array of exhibits, and at times, it is fairly easy to almost overlook some beautiful pieces. In the large courtyard of the American Wing, for instance, there are many things that could catch your eye, including an area of Tiffany stained glass that includes some large wall panels. If one didn’t look up, it would be easy to miss a few rather large and decorative Tiffany lamps hanging from above. Check out a photo on the Met’s website of the impressive Tiffany section of the courtyard by clicking here.
Bryant Park Skating Rink
For ice-skaters in parts of the northeast this winter, it’s been pretty difficult to find reliably frozen ponds or lakes to skate upon. I cannot remember the last time I did actual ice skating, but a late-November trip into New York City brought Heather and I to Bryant Park, where there is a good-sized rink available for skating. It was cool watching some of the skaters on the rink in the shadows of some rather large skyscrapers, although we didn’t stick around all that long since a cold drizzle started up that had us looking for cover.