The MET – New York City

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is the biggest museum I have visited. At first glance, it is so impressive , I stood in awe outside its building.

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The place was packed with tourists. But we didn’t mind the crowd, considering the huge space inside.

 

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With our New York City Pass, the entrance fee was free. Normally, that’s $25 if you reserve online.

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John, inside the museum. Look , how magnificent the architural design is.  That’s just the start. Check the pictures below to see more.

THINGS TO SEE:

Like I said, the place is gigantic! So it is impossible to see everything in one day. To truly enjoy it, I think one has to visit at least 3 days. The first day should give you a glimpse of what’s there. Then, just come back and spend more time with everything if you want to. We would have wanted to go back there. But with a 5 day stay, there just wasn’t enough time anymore. Nonetheless, I was so glad we made this museum a part of our trip.

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These artifacts came from the 1100’s.

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Autumn Landscape. Its workmanship is superb.

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John was as amazed as I was… 🙂 And I have that silly grin again. ha ha

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Imagine, how was it back then? These soldiers look forbidding.

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Ceramic Pots from the 1300’s.  I love the stories behind these artifacts. It’s amazing how they made beautiful things in the past. While we are only using the commercial version these days. Kinda sad huh?!

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The British Rooms.  Ka sosyal na lang! he he

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The Miracle of the Palm Tree.  It was said that the palm tree was bent so the holy family can eat their fruits.

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These turquoise blue pots were made in 1753 by Sevres Manufactory. I find them so exquisitely beautiful.

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The Reclining Naiad and more at the European Sculpture Court area.

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Mesopotamia. Have you seen a sarcophagus before? I did.  First heard of the word in Stargate. 🙂 Seeing one though is sort of awesome. ha ha…

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PAINTINGS AT THE MET:

Among Claude Monet’s paintings, this is my most favorite. The reflection looks so real. The brush strokes are simple yet very elegant. I simply love it.

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I wonder what was going on in his mind when he was painting this beachside scene. Maybe the people relaxing beside the beach was appealing to him. To me, it epitomizes calm and peace. (Forgive the light reflection on the photo, that’s me. Not Monet.) lol

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The Arch painting I think, has stronger touches than the above. What do you think? It looks powerful to me. Or I’m just biased because I love Monet’s works. hehe

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Another favorite is this Spring Painting of Vincent Van Gogh.  He painted the “The Flowering Orchard” in 1888.  Beautiful huh? 🙂

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And then there’s Auguste Renoir. Amazing painting of these children. They are the daughters of Catulle Mendes –  Huguette, Claudine and Helyonne. They look so pretty right?

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I cannot remember who painted this. But look at the woman in this painting. She looks eerie but beautiful. She’s like a ghost that looks real. Or maybe I’m just being weird again. ha ha

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in Park Lane Avenue, New York City. It’s very near Central Park. If you find yourself in NYC and you love this kind of stuff, include this museum in your tour.

You won’t regret it. 🙂

 

 

 

Lea C. Walker

http://www.davaoproperties.com

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