Time is marching on and have only another 8 days here. Being in one place for 6 weeks takes the pressure off to rush , rush so one lives a little like at home. Since returning from Philadelphia a week ago have been busy making sure I go to all the places I wanted to before departure date creeps up and it's time to leave. Weather has been pretty cool although it is interesting that 14 here seems much warmer than in Sydney and often just need 2 layers of clothing. Have tried to upload some photos but it hasn't worked.
So what have I done? Metropolitan Museum which is always great, MOMA ( Museum of Modern Art) for the 2nd time and a lovely woman gave me a free ticket, Museum of the American Indian,Museum of Finance which has a interesting exhibition of Andrew Carnegie who started with nothing, made a motza, and aimed to give it away before he died; JP Morgan Museum, Frick Museum - obscene how one man can be so wealthy but at least the Americans seem to have a culture of philanthropy unlike most wealthy Australians.
Had a great night at The Bluewater Grill , a restaurant with Jazz. Saw a play called Clybourne Park which I thought a waste of time and money.
On Easter Sunday we went to 5th Avenue for the Easter Parade. It is not a parade as we know it, but loads of people parade around with great creations on their heads and often great costumes as well. Some with their dogs wearing bonnets, or birds on their heads. Took lots of photos which I had hoped to add to this site but the technology doesn't allow me.Have I mentioned the Macy's Flower Show - not a patch on DJ's.
Had a day at Brooklyn at Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens which are spectacular with spring flowers, tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, flowering trees such as magnolias, cherries, crab apples and lots I don't recognise.
Also the Naguchi Museum in Queens which has amazing sculptures.
New York seems to be full of construction - must be wonderful for the economy and it sure needs it. The new buildings on the Twin Towers Site just up the road should be amazing.
Mary leaves Saturday morning and Pat arrives that afternoon. Then I leave the following Saturday morning. It has been a fantastic time here only marred by my flu ( or whatever it was). So nice to be in a city for a good length of time. Mary said tonight she almost feels like it's home
That's all for now - some of you are a bit slack on responding I must say!