Off from school last week, we forayed into Manhattan for a mini-vacation. To live so close to this incredible metropolis is truly a treat! If you ever get to New York City, do spend the day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
And it will be all day! The middle of my mosaic shows the Temple of Dendur, a fully reconstructed Egyptian temple given to the US. In one of the small frames to the left you'll see examples of the temple's hieroglyphics. The Met has this life-sized exhibit in an atrium overlooking Central Park. Gorgeous!
Another favorite stop shown in the lower left: the Greek Gallery. Streaming with light, it's so peaceful to examine these statues celebrating the uniqeuness of the human form.
There's Modern Art at the museum also. You can see my girls contemplating a Jackson Pollack painting. Viewing the strength of his drippings on such a large canvas is overwhelming!
The upper right hand corner shows the facade of the American Wing. It is filled with actual rooms from original American homes and beautifully crafted furniture from all over the world.
Truly, there's something for everyone at the Met! And the best part? It is one of the least expensive treats in NYC...a small donation is requested at entrance but the best part was--last week admission was free for families! :0)
Now that's what I call a great mini-vacation!