Wednesday, April 04, 2012

MoMA and Midtown Manhattan

Ready for part two of day one in New York City? {forgive the crazy amount of photos... I simply couldn't help myself}. Here goes:

MoMA was on our must-do list. Here's why...

Van Gogh's Starry Night. Swoon.

 Look at me. So happy! It's the Starry Night! Right behind me!

 Monet's Waterlilies. So, so beautiful. And I had no idea there were some of these masterpieces at MoMA. When I walked into the Waterlilies room, I almost burst into tears.

Andy Warhol's Double Elvis {this one's for you, Micaela!}

Rockefeller Center 

The only thing missing was the famous Christmas tree!

 Eek! The Flatiron Building! Love it.

 The Empire State Building

The Chrysler Building

Our first day in NYC was a long and busy one, full of so many exciting places. We spent the entire morning and early afternoon touring around midtown, wandering MoMA, eating pizza and pretzels from street vendors and just soaking it all in. Later in the day, we headed back towards Uptown {we were staying at The Lucerne, on the Upper West Side} for a stroll through Central Park, a visit to the Strawberry Fields Memorial, and an ice cream cone. Oh, and then we went back to the hotel to get ready for our night out to see Chicago on Broadway! Sigh. I loved day one. Days two through five weren't bad either...

13 comments:

  1. I feel anxious and excited, as if I'm about to go there myself! Thanks for giving me the trip jitters. :) It's fun to feel like I'm touring a place even if I'm not actually there!

    It is COOL that you were able to see all those famous paintings! I had no idea that they were in the U.S. Hah.

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    1. You should go one day, Alli! You're much closer to NYC than I am... And there is just so much to love about it!

      Glad that my posts are giving you a little taste of the excitement of a big trip :)

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  2. Amazing!! Love all of your pictures! Especially the one with you and Amanda you both look so happy and beautiful! ;) You were busy, busy girls and I'm so happy that you got to see and do so many things!! Can't wait to see your other NYC posts ;) xoxo

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    1. Oh, SO many more NYC posts to come, Kary! Get ready for it :) And for a post that features you!

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  3. The museum looks amazing! I hope I can visit there someday myself.

    You've been tagged over on my blog! :)

    http://tinyurl.com/75nksat

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    1. They had some great Picassos, Seurats and Cezannes too... But Starry Night. That's the one I was most excited to see!

      Thanks for the tag. I'll get to it as soon I can!

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  4. I love your photos! Brings back memories of our whirlwind day in NYC! It was crazy and with 3 kids in tow!

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    1. So much better with NO KIDS in tow, Kel!

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  5. Sounds like an a-mazing first day! I love the way you describe even the simple things you did - eating street vendor food or getting ready at the hotel - they make up some of the best memories from a trip.

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    1. Totally! I remember so clearly walking past Radio City Music Hall with a big, droopy piece of pizza, enjoying every delicious bite and just being in awe of this amazing city...

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  6. It's so fun to see my city through your eyes. The MOMA is a pretty amazing place, isn't it?

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  7. It looks like so much fun! I get so excited to see art that I love and the Starry Night is awesome :)

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  8. Van Gogh AND Elvis in a magical city.... you def. experience NYC to the fullest! oh to have been with you sweet friend. XOXOX

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