29. August 2011 · Comments Off on Remembering New York · Categories: New York 2011

I neglected to post more pictures. While we were in New York it was a real pain to try and post any, because the Affinia Dumont, while nice, had the worst internet service ever. It would drop frequently, and I finally gave up. So today I’ll post a few more photos for anyone who wants to see where we were. (If you don’t, just don’t look!)

Speaking of the Affinia, the funniest part of that experience was listening to the concierge talking to a couple who were just starting their stay in New York. He was full of knowledge, especially of the musicals. Then he got to the Guggenheim. He told them they really should go past the building. He explained that it was shaped like a conch shell. He said something like, “It’s shaped like a conch shell. But you don’t need to go inside. The art there … it looks like it was done by a four year old! You know what I mean?” “Yes,” said the woman. But he went on, “Well, they did have a motorcycle exhibit once. That was good.” I had to control my desire to laugh out loud. I did laugh silently, though. 🙂

Okay … so now for a some photos … I’ll put ’em up smaller and if you want to see them larger just click on them.

I love that these were all over the road as we were ambling around the Cloisters. My initial! (Well, okay, it’s really a W, but I say it’s an M!)

And how do you get to Carnegie Hall? We just walked there. Sadly they were doing construction so it wasn’t great to photograph.

I need to adjust these two photos below … I don’t believe the sky was quite that blue. (Don’t you agree, Dan?)

I have a lot more pictures, but I’ll stop now. Really.

21. August 2011 · Comments Off on Sunday In New York · Categories: New York 2011

St. John the Divine was first on our list, and then we were to head to the Cloisters, but rain changed the plans and we wound up at MoMA instead. That’s okay … we’re flexible. After eating dinner with Brandon in our hotel room, we headed over to the Gershwin where I participated in Act II of Bohème. So here are just a few photos from the day:

I pledge allegiance to McDonalds of the United States of … oh … um … wait a minute!

I wish I’d caught the start of the chaos … people suddenly ran like crazy to get out of the rain. It looked like some catastrophe had struck!

And, finally, view from my seat at operamission, looking at the audience. (Sadly, I couldn’t see the singers at all.)

20. August 2011 · Comments Off on More New York Photos · Categories: New York 2011, Photos, Ramble · Tags: ,

Just for fun (and because I’m too tired to write anything) here are some more New York photos:

18. August 2011 · Comments Off on Blog Lite · Categories: New York 2011

Yep, bloglite time. For my explanation …