Well, I guess I’ve got a bit more to share from THE TRIP! I realized after my last post that I failed to include photos. Yes, I shared food pics, but we—Cate and I—did take other pictures. Before I share my pics, here is a link to Cate Rubin Art at Fine Art America. Photos 42-50 on page 2 are from our trip, all of the photos are for sale (in many formats/sizes), and she’s got lots more talent than I’ll ever have.
Now, I have many pictures, but in going through them I note the fact that many are familiar sites, and my takes are not especially … well, not especially special. So, while we saw and photographed many of the usual suspects in both cities, I’m only sharing the few that are not totally ordinary:
Now, as many people know, the official name for this airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Thus, this reminder that the airport had a different name for all of its earlier life.
The National Gallery of Art really is a special place. The building is grand, but for such a stately and large place, it’s amazingly comfortable and manageable. Really, a “must stop and see” on any DC trip. And, new if you haven’t been to DC for 20+ years is the NGA’s Sculpture Garden. Here are a few shots. (Special recognition for any readers who can identify all of the sculptors.)
In NYC I’m starting with Eataly, only because it was across the street from our hotel. It was our first stop after checking in. It’s certainly an impressive feat, but Cate was a “walkaway” after comparing the price for a Panini at Eataly with her cheese man’s price in Sicily.
The Lower Manhattan series begins with the Statute of Liberty and Ellis Island, first sites for my peeps! The Freedom Tower has been topped off, but it does not dominate the skyline like its predecessors. As previously noted, we did not cross the Brooklyn Bridge, but I found it, from the street at least, a dominating structure.
Las Maison du Chocolat is a beautiful—and absurdly pricey—shop. I share it and Starbucks as reminders that New York City is a commercial center. (Actually, I shared the Starbucks photo because the number sequence made no sense to me. Cate told me it was art, as if that explained everything!)
George Washington was sworn in for his first term at Federal Hall. Very awesome to be in such a place!
Finally from lower Manhattan are two photos of the United States Custom House, repurposed as a museum and as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. In this building lots of debt vanished!
United States Custom House
Next? Random shots from Little Italy and Chinatown, and a couple of iconic stops:
The Flatiron Building is really very beautiful.
Cruising north, we’re now in Midtown:
The penultimate pics are from Conservatory Water at Central Park, the model boat lake.
And, finally, the last trip picture.