Published: February 23rd 2009February 23rd 2009
Yes this is the annual boy’s day report. This time I was accompanied by John (one of the chorus member’s husbands) and young James her son (10y/o). We started the day with a visit to a café, Liz already woke me up way too early to go have breakfast with her before she went to her dress rehearsal. So I just chilled with them while they ate and had an OJ. Then we decided to take the 4/5 line subway to the upper east side of Manhattan to call on our first stop, the Guggenheim museum. When I studied in high school in America I took an American history class and we studied Frank Lloyd Wright. He is a great American architect and I was told in that class that his best work was the Guggenheim museum building, so I wanted to see for myself, the building and what every one was talking about. The building itself was just recently renovated on the outside so I heard, so the pictures of the outside are great. Inside is art that is displayed on the spiraling ramp that is the main display of the building and its intended design and shape. I viewed
such artists as Picasso, Van Gough and others with French like names that I can’t remember ha ha! This is one of the best places to view fine art apart from in Paris. Afterwards, we looked and wowed over such famous paintings, we headed off to our next destination with a stroll through central park. We heard a few weeks ago that all of the snow was gone, so it was not quite how I imagined it would be (like it is in the movies), but it is a very nice way to get a bit out of the craziness of the city. We saw many New Yorkers jogging and walking in the park. I can’t but help admire the big old beautiful buildings that surround the park in upper Manhattan; I so would love to live around here it’s the most beautiful part of a big city that I have seen. After getting across the park we went to another subway the a/c line and we caught a train to 42nd street. I seem to love Manhattan for its design it was so easy to understand were you where and was easy to tell where you where even in
the subway. Now we walk to 50th street on the Hudson river. The next destination is an old navy air craft carrier that is parked on the Hudson River, this was the USS Intrepid. This was an old retired WW2 ship that has been turned into a museum on water. On the flight deck there was a heap of fighter planes and helicopters. I loved seeing the Lockhead bomber and the F16 fighter these are some awesome machines. After looking at airplanes for a couple of hours we headed to the mess hall in the ship for some lunch, we got a sandwich and enjoyed the same environment that a navy sailor would have had on such a ship it was really interesting. All in all it was a very busy day and then we where off to see Liz sing in Carnegie hall!
There are more photos below