A very wet day at the Met


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April 30th 2014
Published: June 11th 2017
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The weather has worsened today so we had the brilliant idea to just go to the museums and walk around, as once there we would be warm and dry. Of course just about every other tourist in New York, as well as about half the schools had exactly the same idea.
We took off through Central park at about 9.30am as the museums open at 10.00. There were very few people in the park as it was raining and cold but there were a few brave souls walking their dogs. Some of the dogs were wearing raincoats and a few had shoes on.
When we got to the museum of natural history it was so crowded that they had closed the front entrance. We managed to get in another door but the queue to get into the actual museum was so long that it was not worth waiting. There were busloads of school kids and hundreds of tourists all jammed into the foyer trying to get out of the rain.
We decided to give it a miss and headed on over to the Metropolitan art museum. There were lots of people there as well waiting to get in but nowhere near as bad as the other museum.
We paid our 'recommended donation' of $25 each and went into the vast cavernous museum that just seemed to go on forever. The place is absolutely massive and contains various artworks both European and American as well as artfiacts from Egypt and furniture from all over the world and many different time frames. You were not supposed to take photos in there but everyone was. Unfortunately I couldn't take my Nikon anyway because of the rain so I just took a few paltry shots with the Iphone that we have on loan from the estate agent.
You could spend years in there and not see it all. We spent a couple of hours looking at the most interesting and famous paintings and sculptures then waded back to our apartment through the endless rain.
Tonight we have to brave the weather again and go out to times square to the Minskoff theatre to see the Lion King.


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1st May 2014

Looks fantastic. There's always a bit of space in the large museums away from the big ticket exhibits. Not too many people looking at Degas' lovely sculpture. I hope there were some other Degas?

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