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So many things to do in New York (2)


I am sure anyone who visits New York has a list of many things to do and places to see.  My ‘to-do’ list included the Metropolitan Museum of Art where just walking along its halls is a wonderful experience.P1000196Every art gallery I visit I always go to see the Impressionist paintings; I love them and remember many years ago I would buy the prints from various galleries and have them framed to put up around my home.IMG_9965P1000186P1000188And the amazing sculptures….[not that I bought replicas of these for my home!]P1000184P1000183We were very fortunate as when we visited the gallery, the MET Gala had recently been held with its theme of “China: Through The Looking Glass” so the displays were about traditional Chinese fashion – so with my love of China it such  pleasant surprsise.P1000209P1000207P1000204P1000203After the MET, my friends and I decided to stop by Grand Central Station as I had not been there on my previous visits to NY.  Wow isn’t this just an amazing building; busy with people rushing about on their way to somewhere.IMG_9968We stopped and enjoyed a drink and some snacks which afforded us the opportunity of checking out some of the people rushing to get a train or just enjoying a walk through this incredible station.  IMG_9969P1000220

A definite ‘must see’ for anyone living in or visiting NY.IMG_9976P1000219And finally our last stop was a late lunch at Eataly – a magnificent marketplace where you can eat fabulous Italian food and drink Italian wine/shop for fresh Italian food; meats and cheeses/chocolates and biscuits/bottled sauces and absolutely everything Italian.  I loved this place and my friends and I shared a pizza, some pasta and bread and a glass of great Italian wine.  We walked around the marketplace after lunch and I could not believe the amount of foodstuffs etc that could be bought – truly amazing and there is even an Italian cooking school!

These stores are all around the world and one of my friends did pop into the Chicago store while we were there but said that the NY Downtown marketplace is so much better.  I loved it!!  Another definite ‘must see’.IMG_0972IMG_0970