07.03.2011 - 07.03.2011 4 °C
2nd last day in New York, so we divided and conquered different parts of the city we each wanted to see during the morning.
I was off to the New York Public Library to take a peek inside, having seen it from the outside a few days ago (see photo on earlier posting). Inside is stunning, marble halls (and toilets, though no photos of these cos that would be weird). Unfortunately the main exhibition room was closed for some renovations, but even without this I could have easliy spent hours in this building.
After the library I did some quick last minute shopping at Macy's once again (check out the number of shopping bags I have managed to accumulate in the past week).
From there we met up again to hit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which is quite out there in some sections. I have decided it is a very fine line between being and artist and a downright lunatic, and one day I hope to fall into the artist category.
The key exhibitions was a number of photos all taken by females (very timely since it is international womens day March 8), and also Picasso's guitars. Apart from these and some other paintings by Picasso (they have heaps in their collection at MoMA), van Gough and Andy Warhol, the other highlight was seeing an image of Rooney as a boy (see below). Why on earth a picture of Rooney has ended up in the MoMA is anyone's guess, but as I said they did have some pretty out there stuff going on at the museum so nothing surprises me really.
For our last night in NY we caught some jazz at the Licoln Centre, which was very good. We saw the Christine Jensen orchestra featuring Ingrid Jensen (critically acclaimed trumpeter).
Tomorrow evening we head to Vegas, time to start winning back some of the money I have spent in NY on the tables.....