Showing posts with label NYC attractions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NYC attractions. Show all posts

WW: The Met Fifth Avenue - the Islamic Section

The Met Fifth Avenue - the Islamic Section
The Met Fifth Avenue - the Islamic Section

Hi everyone.

Hope you all enjoy your day, safe and sound, wherever you are.

Still from my last visits to the Met, or the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, I am welcoming you to another #throwback edition of my days in the Big Apple. As I am currently longing for a visit to a museum, I will drag you along with me back to the Met at the 5th Avenue. Marvelous, right!

Remember the Medieval part where I shared most of European paintings, sculptures and costumes from that era? With Victorian lush, velvety god-knows-how-heavy-it-was gown worn by a petit ladies, I frankly got a bit lost (if you call a half-day is 'a bit') whenever I came down to the Met. 

can you describe what is in it?

So, this time, I will take you to another part of the Museum, especially the Islamic one. I managed to see and enjoy the collections from the Islamic world. It is interesting to see all those items, architectures, colors, patterns and shapes. 

The Met Fifth Avenue - the Islamic Section
the map of Islamic World

Some sections reminded me of La Alhambra Palace in Granada for its unique and colorful ceramics. There are different kinds of al Quran, the holy Koran, being written in different eras, patios and fountains. 

Check out these photos and tell me what you like best. The first part I saw reminded me of La Alhambra with its horse-shaped pillars and calligraphy. 

This part reminded me of La Alhambra

Then you will see the tapestries, hand-woven fabrics and more in this section as well. 

There is one beautiful Mihrab as well, the place where the imam, the leader in our sholat or praying. It has beautiful design and colors, dominated in green, blue, turquoise and the hues. Tell me if you think it's beautiful as well. 

this is the Mihrab, the place where the Imam, or the leader of our praying, stands.

Then I get to see the Damascus Room. It's amazing to see the architectures here. 

There are more collections to enjoy  as well here and for sure you will learn something from it or at least admire the arts. I hope you enjoy the collections through the photos.

Super happy me :)

Another remarkable setting at the Met

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WW: The Met Fifth Avenue NYC Revisited

Hi, everyone.

Quarantine mode really puts me back on so many trips down memory lanes. COVID-19 really changes our lives and as much as I am tired of doing it, I know it is still the best choice we have for now. 

beautiful painting at the Met 5th Avenue

So, this time, I am sharing some shots I took while I visited the Met, the Metropolitan Museum, in New York City back in 2018. I know I have posted some posts about this incredible museum because I always come back here whenever I got a chance. Even when I am no longer living in New York City, my last business trips to the Big Apple always had Museum visits in its itinerary. Yes, I do love the Met that much.

Well, here are some of the photos I managed to catch on my visit back in July 2018.

me strolling at on of the indoor garden in the Met

This time, I shared the visit I  took when the Met still had the Heavenly bodies exhibition. One of the most impressive exhibition they had, in my humble opinion. You can check more at my previous post Heavenly Bodies at the Met Cloister  to know more about it, when I enjoyed the same exhibition but at different location of the Met. The clothes and accessories that they were displaying are utterly beautiful.

Cheers from me

I managed to climb up to the roof top and lined up to see the exhibition they had there as well. Besides the remarkable art works, I did enjoy amazing Manhattan skyline. 

the wonderful view of Manhattan in the back...

I forgot the name of the exhibition in the roof top. It somehow reminded my of aliens or at least the typical aliens we saw on the movies. Pretty unique and intriguing for sure. A bit scary as well but still interesting.

Me looking at the art installation

Tell me what you think!

still an enjoyable sight under the Manhattan sky..

Then I came back inside again. This time, I was heading to one permanent section showing the grandeur of the past as well. As you see on the picture above, I was enjoying the collection at Robert Lehman collection as well as more European paintings, costumes and arts. All those Victorian glamorous ball room dresses with details to die for as well as delicate paintings showing interesting scenes from the past are really attention stealer. And I can't get enough of them! Let's take a look at them closer here.

what a slim waist line..

Much simpler but still beautiful indeed. Look at the shoes..

I guess this one is the Versailles..

I was wondering where it is exactly..

Look at the details!

Anyway, you can also check out more posts I have written about the Met in different locations as well as its remarkable collection. You can see why I simply can't get enough of it. 

The Met Fifth Avenue - Temple of Dendur and Egyptian Art

Heavenly Bodies at the Met Cloister

In Love with the Met Fifth Avenue

Hope you do enjoy the photos as well.

Do you also like museums? What is or are your favorite museum(s) so far? Do you also visit museums in different countries during your trip or visit?

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WW: The Vessel, Unique Architecture in Hudson Yards, New York City

 Have you seen or read about The Vessel, unique architecture in Hudson Yard, New York City ?

Although we are still in the middle of the pandemic and we cannot travel freely as we used to, we can still visit those places virtually. For me, one of the best ways to beat my craving for traveling is looking into my external hard disk and publishing it.

And here's what I have.


The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel is one of the recent addition to the Hudson Yards Redevelopment project. Well, the unique, one-of-a-kind design which is inspired by honey comb started to be built in April 2017 and finished in March 2019.  I read that it costs approximately USD 200 million. Quite a fantastic amount of budget!

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

When I left NYC in August 2018, this building was not there yet. Then I was lucky to go back again in May 2019 and there it was, standing tall and grand, so whimsical that it certainly becomes the landmark in the Hudson Yards area.

It is very easy to reach this place. I only took line 7 of the subway and rode until the end of the line heading to Hudson Yards. Once you get out of the station, you will see the building on your right and you can also follow the sign.

Subway station at Hudson Yards

It was very windy when I visited this place. You can see me frantically hold on to my fedora when I took the selfie LOL.

Here are some of the photos I took around the area.

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

You can get the ticket to go up taking the elevator or walking up the platforms. They have the quota per day so make sure you get here early. I was late and didn't get a chance to go up.

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

I have the video as well about my visit to the Vessel and it is uploaded to my You Tube account. Please take a look.

That's The Vessel, unique architecture in Hudson Yards, New York City

So what do you think? it's pretty unique, right? Will you visit this place once you can come to the Big Apple?

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