Jun 26, 2013

city of masterpieces { nyc // d a y t w o }

We woke up on our second day in NYC to the familiar pitter-patter of raindrops against our windows. Being Washingtonians, we did not let a little bit of rain [although it was a bit more than a bit] rain on our parade [pun geek-ily intended]. It was Sunday and we had all decided that out of all the wonderful churches in NYC, we really wanted to go to Brooklyn Tabernacle, which is a large Christian church that is well-known for their amazing choir and prayer-focused teachings. I was brought to tears for most of the service as this was a dream I had for many years to one day step inside this church and see how the members lived out of the reality of their love for Jesus.
my lovely traveling buddies escaping the rain on our commute to Brooklyn from midtown Manhattan
After church, we wanted to try pizza at famous Grimaldi's in the DUMBO district [ Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass]. Our consensus was that the pizza was a tad-bit underdone [the crust wasn't crispy enough for fire-stone pizza crusts] but it still left a good impression on us.
We then took the subway to Upper Manhattan and spent our afternoon admiring the masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We spent roughly 2.5 hours and only got through probably half of the second level, not even touching the first level! The Met is easily an all-day event for art lovers.

my favorites:
  • George Seurat's A Sunday on Le Grande Jette
  • Monet's Water Lillies [actually, I was in love with anything by Monet. He is my favorite]
  • The "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" exhibit that showcased custom gowns created as replicas from famous artwork
  • Anything by my second favorite impressionist painter, Renoir
  • practically running into Tim Gunn from Project Runway [first and only NYC star  sighting]
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We finished the night with a long queue to get deserts at Serendipity 3, which is a cafe that was made famous by the movie of the same name. Our deserts were well-worth the wait!

-- Stay tuned for our Monday Midtown Adventure! --

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