Sunday, January 30, 2011

Riverside Park in NYC with Cabot

After all that art, Cabot traveled to the Upper West Side to walk in Riverside Park. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument honors the fallen of the Civil War.

There was still lots of snow in the park and it was very pretty.

Someone had built a giant snowman!

Riverside Park is located next to the Hudson River on the far west of Manhattan Island.

The Promenade is famous.

After the park we visited another Upper West Side institution, Gray's Papaya King.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Cabot in NYC

This is what New York usually looks like in winter--piles of dirty snow (Madison Avenue at 57th St.)

Cabot wanted some culture so we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cabot visited the beautiful hall of classical sculpture.

And said hello to Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Cabot went to the atrium in the new American Art wing.

 And saw the arms and armor collection.

We visited Queen Hatshepsut (who was Egypt's only female pharaoh)

and saw the Temple of Dendur, the only Egyptian temple outside Egypt.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cabot Visits The Cloisters

Cabot needed some peace and quiet after all the crowds so we took a bus up to the Cloisters, a Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art specializing in medieval art.

The museum is made up of actual cloisters and parts of medieval buildings brought over from Europe and reassembled here. It was beautifully decorated for the holidays.

In the summer most of the cloisters are open but there was too much snow so they were glassed in.

 Cabot liked the Cloisters.

We'll see where Cabot goes next. :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Walk Around NYC at Christmastime

Cabot visited New York City at Christmastime.
Cabot decided to join thousands of other tourists and walk down Fifth Avenue looking at the Christmas decorations.

He said hello to the lions in front of the Public Library but they didn't say hello back.

Look at all the people!

Cabot went to Grand Central Station, now beautifully restored. (That's the Chrysler Building in the background).

Did you know there were rats on the entrance of the Graybar Building & Grand Central on Lexington Avenue? They are running up ships ropes and the cone shape things were traditionally put on the ropes to block them. We were never able to find out why there are rats on that entrance!

We walked down Fifth Avenue to see the famous tree at Rockefeller Center.

There was a huge line of tourists waiting to skate at the skating rink. Silly tourists--there is free skating behind the Public Library in Bryant Park! Rockefeller Center is expensive!

Across from Rockefeller Center is St Patrick's Cathedral.

All the fancy stores were beautifully decorated. This is Cartiers.

All the women were getting their pictures taken in front of Tiffany's, and Cabot figured why not.

This is the Unicef Star of Peace at Fifth Avenue & 59th Street. It looks prettier at night lit up.

Cabot waves hello to the Plaza Hotel which isn't a hotel any more but condominiums. It's probably not called the Plaza Hotel any more either.

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Snowy Day in Central Park

When we got to the city the roads were only kind of cleared. Everyone was walking around and there were few cars.

 This is Central Park South. The building with the 2 big towers is the Time Warner Center. The park was very beautiful with lots of tourists taking pictures.

 Cabot's friend Daya shows off a big snowball she made.

 No one could sit down because the benches were buried.

 The snow didn't stop Cabot's friend Jessica from doing a very fast painting.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cabot Takes the Subway

Last month Cabot & his hostess, Drusilla, visited Jessica and Daya in NYC. The day before they had a blizzard--much more snow than NYC ever gets. We decided to go to Central Park. We had to take the subway, and there was snow all over the steps.


The trains ran fine though there was a bit of snow on the tracks.

Cabot enjoyed his ride!