Happy weekend everyone. my blog has been collecting dust lately. I’m finally on my computer this morning playing catch up. I hope to do some blog hopping today and work on my review of The Great Gatsby, which I can never do justice to anyway.
I also have a Top Ten Tuesday post from a few weeks ago that I never posted. I think I will post it this week or next even though the theme, “songs I wish were books”, has come and gone.
I’ll close this post with a few shots I took last week when we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was fantastic and I recommend visiting if you are ever in the area. I mainly went into see Vigée Le Brun exhibit. Le Brun was the official portraitist of Marie Antoinette and seeing the paintings of the former Queen of France was really a treat. I hope to get back to the museum again sooner than later since there are so many beautiful and inspiring things to see there.
I found the sculptures entrancing, some look so lifelike. This is a sleeping cupid.
A marble sculpture of the lyrical poet Sappho. I had to search her poetry and I like this one especially, called “Without Warning”.
as a whirlwind
swoops on an oak
Love shakes my heart”-Sappho
I saw a few people sketching at the museum.
There is an area dedicated to ancient arms and armor, which was really interesting.
Another thing I wanted to see was the armor of King Henry VIII.
No trip into NYC is complete without stopping to eat and these are a few sweet treats we grabbed in an Italian bakery in Brooklyn after the museum visit. The one that looks like a mini burger is actually cake and cream with red velvet cake for the pattie. The triangle on the left is my fav, tiramisu.
That about covers it for now. Thanks for stopping in and I hope you are enjoying your weekend. xo
disclaimer: Nothing in this post is available for download, the photos are my own.