Abstract Wandering and Catching Up
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Woke up with no great plan for the day, lucky there is so much to do in New York that this isn't a problem. After a quick look at my map, looking for insparation, I decided to start at the Guggenheim, so it was another morning stroll through Central Park, at 72nd Street. took about 20 minutes to get across and out at the Metropolitan and it was only a few block up on the right.
Pretty distinctive building, not one you're going to miss among the others in the area, with it spiral ramp at one end of the building. Paid the $18 to get in and found the first gallery of exhibits which had some stuff by Picasso and Cezanne among others. Wasn't reall that much in the room , so I headed up the way and found the next gallery to be the same.
Was really taken with some of the Paris collection,in particular a painting called 'Paris Through The Window' by Marc Chagall,but I was beginging to suss that there wan't that much in here. Made my way up through the galleries to the top and just as I was getting to the top ramp I bumped into Sarah and Nat. They were on the way back down again, having met up at 7am they had been here a lot earlier. Went back into the Paris collection and took a few pictures, and got dug up TWICE for doing so , but I still got the pictures :d . Having had enough of being underwhelmed here i headed for the subway on 86th Street.
Alright to look at, but I expected to go and find tours and stuff you could do, but there weren't, but I had a wander around outside and into the Team Store, and managed to get out of there without parting with any cash. Was up on 161St by now, so decided it was time to resurrect an old favourite, that I have done in many cities, and just pick a line and ride the train out to the final station, to see what there is to see. Usually find local areas with real people and away from all the usual touristy stuff they want you to see.
Decided on Line 4 and got on the train heading for Woodlawn, and headed up through the Bronx. Some you win, some you lose.
Decided I would be as quick walking back to the hotel from here,and I wanted to go to the supermarket again.
Some one else I had been trying to get in touch with just before I left,Transitory, phoned me just as Garry turned up, and I apologised and asked her to phone back later. Hadn't seen Garry for about 5 years, so I didn't want to just ignore him as he turned up.
Took a look at the menu and it took a lot of effort to try not to show any reaction and to stop my jaw from hitting the table. Mate was recommending the 14oz Filet Mignon, which was $46 just for the steak. In for a penny in for a pound I decided I might as well enjoy the night. So we went for a Caeser Salad each to start, and then got 3 Cheese Potatoes and green beans to go with the steak.
Got the subway back up to 72nd/Broadway and beer magnet in Malachy's drew me in for another couple of pints before I went back to the hotel, having had a really great night.