Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It was raining on the day we arrived in New York City in October. After checking into our hotel and having lunch at a favourite Puerto Rican diner we caught the subway north to 53rd St to visit the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
MOMA is always a must on our NYC itinerary and we were looking forward to their blockbuster show, Matisse, Radical Invention, 1913-1917. Here we pass Takeshi Murakami's 727 at an entrance information desk.
After seeing that show we wandered through MOMA's permanent collection. John loves to get up close to paintings, like Matisse's Red Studio, 1911.
Soon he's recording the details.
Similarly, he zoomed in on Goldfish and sculpture, Issy-les-Moulneaux, 1912.
Enjoying the vermillion goldfish in that bowl.
And ending up with a portrait of an angry looking fish.
I couldn't resist catching this lovely visitor in the Italian Futurist room.
And then peeking out the window to the left above at the wet Midtown streets below.
Eventually we descended through the galleries back to the Marron Atrium, down the stairs and back onto the streets of the Big Apple. A lovely escape from the rain and an equally satisfying first day of our visit.

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