Its hard to explain what an incredible place the Metropolitan Museum of Art is, but I will give it a try. It is a place so big and full of wonder that you will most definitely get lost at some point or another. Never go alone. I had no choice but to do so and I sure did get lost. I managed to see all I wanted to see though.
- The Temple of Dendur
- Medieval Sculpture Hall
- Arms and Armor galleries
- Greek Terracotta Vases
- Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze
- Wheat Field with Cypresses by Vincent van Gogh
- Self-Portrait with Straw Hat by Vincent van Gogh
- Perseus with the Head of Medusa by Antonio Canova
- Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies by Claude Monet
Many more, but unfortunately I did not get to see everything. Just too much for a one day visit. I sure wish I had been smart enough to tag along on one of the museums many tours, perhaps I would not have wasted so much time trying to find my way around, and spent more time on the art.
After the museum I made my way across Central Park. Finally got to see the Great Lawn. It was closed however, for the season, so I did not get to walk across it. At the other end of the park, I made my way down to Gray’s Papaya on Broadway. Best hot dogs I have ever had! To those Nathan’s Lovers that might be a bit of an insult, but it really was just so delicious! Of course along with the hot dogs I bought a papaya drink (which I have never had before) and it was great. Definitely a must eat at while visiting New York City.