Weekend Updates and The Met

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.

 

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I found the sculptures entrancing, some look so lifelike. This is a sleeping cupid.

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A marble sculpture of the lyrical poet Sappho. I had to search her poetry and I like this one especially, called “Without Warning”.
“Without warning
as a whirlwind
swoops on an oak
Love shakes my heart”-Sappho

 

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I saw a few people sketching at the museum.

 

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There is an area dedicated to ancient arms and armor, which was really interesting.

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Another thing I wanted to see was the armor of King Henry VIII.

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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

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disclaimer: Nothing in this post is available for download, the photos are my own.

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15 thoughts on “Weekend Updates and The Met

  1. Naida, I love your photos! Thank you for sharing your trip to the Met! I hope you have a terrific weekend. 🙂

    My blog has been collecting dust as well. I finally posted a (long-overdue) book review.

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  2. I’ve been to NYC several times and only made it to the Met once and it was packed. I would love to go back. Isn’t it fun to see people sketching at museums. I wish I could sketch and have the guts to do that. Looking forward to your thoughts on the Great Gatsby!

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  3. Hi Naida,

    It looks as though you had a lovely time in NYC and at the museum.

    I thought that the Le Brun self-portrait was amazing.

    I also enjoy sculpture, although I prefer mediums which are the most tactile, such as marble, bronze and granite. We have a few bronze’s around the place, purchased when times were better and we had some spare cash and I quite often run my hand over them as I walk past, just to feel the contours of the metal.

    Tiramasu is also my favourite dessert, as generally it is quite light, whilst rich at the same time, if you know what I mean! The trouble is, that every chef’s interpretation of the dish is slightly different, so you end up by being something of a ‘guinea pig’ for many varied recipes 🙂

    Glad to have you back for a blog visit 🙂

    Yvonne

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    • Hi Yvonne, yes it is like marble statues are meant to be touched. I can imagine yours are beautiful.
      On tiramisu, that’s true, they can all be different. There’s one tiramisu cake that my step father gets around the holidays which is my absolute favorite version. It is very light.
      Enjoy your week 🙂

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  4. I look forward to your top ten list. I skipped that week (and won’t be doing it this week), but I am curious to see what your list is composed of. 🙂 Such lovely photos from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I would love to visit there someday. I hope you have a great week, Naida!

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