The window treatments just have to be seen to be believed. The scale and attention to detail is just astounding.
Apple has a clear 32 foot cube acting as a storefront with the store located under the sidewalk. This eye catching design is located right in front of the General Motors Building opposite the Plaza Hotel and was built just three years ago.
After walking 5th Avenue we took the subway to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, having a nice meal at Lenox Hill Grill on the walk over from the subway station. Fridays the Met is open until 9 PM so it worked well with our schedule.
We went to a LOT of museums on this trip, some of the nation's best, and I think it was a good idea to have the Met last - it is simply so rich with such depth, no matter what era or medium, it is truly the gold standard. Over a quarter of a mile long, with 2 million square feet of gallery space, the Met has over 2 million works of art in its permanent collection.
This parade of armored figures on horseback is one of the most widely recognized exhibits at the Met. Containing over 15,000 pieces of armor, this is one of the most popular exhibits.
In May of this year the Met re-opened a totally redesigned American wing with 12 different period rooms on display. This was a favorite of mine from a display of "paintings" painstakingly done with embroidery.
And of course, there is the Met's famous collection of paintings from all over the world. I'm sure you'll recognize some of the favorites that I posted.
We could have spent all six days of our New York visit in the Met and still just scratched the surface. It is one of the very few things that New York has that Unalaska doesn't that I am actually jealous of - a wonderful treasure for the world to see, very approachable and well displayed, an admission fee is suggested but not required so all can enjoy the riches. Bravo to an excellent institution.
Okay, I've got to get to bed - we are now actually safely in Boston and I am back dating posts to get caught up with the present. So many photos to weed through, hundreds from just the Met alone. Cheers!