The Metropolitan Museum of Art

With Thanksgiving upon us here in the States, there are several things I’m personally thankful for – I have my health, my loved ones and friends are alive and well, and that I live in one of the best cities in the entire world. Regardless of hurricanes, earthquakes, snow storms, terrorist attacks, and everything else, I can’t think of anyplace else I’d rather be or anyplace else where I belonged. And let’s not forget the art and culture, right? 

So a couple of weeks ago, I went with a dear friend to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time since I was a student at NYU – so we’re talking about well over a decade here. And I honestly have wanted to randomly walk around the Met for quite some time, but sadly I haven’t had the time. Life kind of found a way to interfere with a lot of plans. Plus, the Met tends to open early and close early, which doesn’t work for someone with a tendency to be nocturnal. Thankfully, on Saturdays, the museum is opened until 9, and that allowed me a chance to walk around for a few hours. Of course, I took photos, so check these out …

Oh yeah, I should mention that I don’t remember or know all of the artists or the names of the pieces. Those art history majors out there can happily correct and guide me on that one. 

For these photos and rest of the photos from this afternoon/evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, check out the Flickr set here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yankee32879/sets/72157632066974569/