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The next day we walked through Central Park, what a wonderful park!!
Central Park is a large public, urban park in New York City, with about twenty-five million visitors annually. Most of the areas immediately adjacent to the park are known for impressive buildings and valuable real estate. Central Park has been a National Historic Landmark since 1963.
The park is maintained by the Central Park Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux. While much of the park looks natural, it is in fact almost entirely landscaped.
We also visited the Met ( Metropolitan Museum of Arts)
The Metropolitan Museum of Arts is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, along what is known as Museum Mile in New York City, USA. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred to simply as "the Met," is one of the world's largest art galleries, and has a much smaller second location in Upper Manhattan, at "The Cloisters," which features medieval art.
Represented in the permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. A number of notable interiors, ranging from 1st century Rome through modern merican design, are permanently installed in the Met's galleries. I love the MET, and hope to go there again!!
We went shopping at 5th avenue and Macy's and just when we wanted to go on the Rockefeller tower to see the view from above it began to rain! What a pity!
Hmmm, maybe next time! We have already an excuse to go to New York again haha, The first time we were there we did go to the empire state building but the photos were so bad! Lovely view by the way!