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Thanks to Brian Sherwin and Osman Parvez of Brooklyn, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

On the East side of Central Park is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I could have spent all day there. Well, I almost did. But eventually my feet got tired, I got tired and so I left. But I did take oodles of pictures. Here are just a few. 

 

Starting out I visited the Egyptian area. It is simply astonishing and unbelievable that so many of these artifacts have been uncovered after thousands of years. Then it amazes me as to what shape they are in. Some of these stone tablets and carvings are so detailed they look like they were carved yeterday.

It also amazed me as to how they must have gotten some of these huge works of art in the building.

   

 

From the Egyptian wing on to the American wing where I got to see so many treasures from our own history. Some incredible displays show some of the art handed down through the years of our own country.

 

 

Suddenly I was distracted by the Arms and Armor wing. Wow, what an amazing exhibit. Pieces of weaponry and armor from so many centuries ago, and still in such incredible condition. While examining these pieces I was surprised to see how thick some of these suits were. I can't imagine somebody being able to wear this gear and still be able to fight in them. I think I'd need to eat a lot more Wheaties.  

 

 

This thing was just plain ugly!

 

 

On to the Paintings.

Being totally respectful of the rules of the museum I used no flash photography or video. However even some parts of the exhibit were not allowing photography at all. There were so many pieces of art that I wanted to share and capture, I just didn't know where to begin. A few pieces really caught my eye. The following oil painting was of Princess de Broglie, painted by French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1780-1867.
I was not so much enthralled by the princess but more by the painting itself. The detail of the fabrics were so exquisite that it was hard to tell that it wasn't a photograph.

 

 

I did a little zig-zagging around and got some other shots, like this Processional cross made in the Byzantine era about 1000-1050, and still in such great condition. 

 

 

On into the Eastern parts of the museum where I got lots of shots of things like these.

   

 

I would highly recommend visiting the museum while in New York. It definitely puts our own time period into a different perspective.

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