Finally made it to The Whitney Museum. It’s at the start of the High Line walk in West Village.
Unfortunately 3 floors were closed due to installation of the Biennial due to open on May 16. Get there if you can.
Having limited floors to cover actually allowed us to take our time and really enjoy the exhibitions.
So what we saw were 2 great exhibitions:
I love the work of Edward Hopper and Georgie O’Keeffe and they both featured in the ‘Where We Are’ Exhibition.
Leaving the Gallery we headed uptown to Mykonos Blue in 29Street. We met friends Lynn Sherr and Lois Dubin from our Galapagos swim trek two years ago.
Such great ladies who have become great friends. Both still involved in their professions – Journalism and Landscaping. Lois did the landscaping on Roosevelt Island several years ago. It’s worth a visit.
Walking down 29 street we noticed many trees and flower shops. Turn out it’s one of the main wholesale place for larger trees and planets. The hydrangeas the lillies and the orchids were fantastic. There was also every accessory imaginable for arrangements. Ribbons, vases, coloured sands. Etc etc.
NYC is great for walking if you have the stamina. It’s set out in a grid system so easy to follow and you just count how many blocks you have to walk. We decided to walk back along to the High Line. It’s like a spine running along the east side of the city for about 20 blocks. The sun was out and so were the walkers. It was crowded.
We started at the Hudson Yards. It’s newly finished with it’s new sculpture feature. The Vessel.
It an amazing honeycomb type gold copper type material. It has steps going up and down like a maze. It reflects what is going on around it.
We didn’t climb it. 2.500 steps if completed it. That would be too many! So we viewed it from the new shopping centre. It’s all shiny and filled with big brand names.
We enjoyed the walk in the sunshine and couldn’t help but comment on the building projects and street works going on.
We are staying right near Chelsea Market so got off there and explored the markets. Lots of great eating places and great little shops. It’s an interesting area to stay if you’re wondering where to base yourself in NY. It adjoins West Village another terrific area to stay. If you watched the TV series Friends then this is where the apartment is set. And Magnolia Bakery is here. It’s smells delicious!
In the evening we made our way to Time Square. We all had tickets for the The Temptations. We collected the tickets and had a drink nearby. We got back to the theatre and found like all the theatres here, there is no real foyer area so the line forms outside on the footpath. Somehow everyone gets into their seat on time.
We had great seats in the balcony but so close there was no room for legs!
The show told the story of how the Temptations formed with all their ups and downs. There were something like 42 guys making up the Temptations over a 25 year period!
Interval came and we decided on a quick trip to the restroom and boy did we get a laugh out of that. The queue went zig zagging up and down stairs with at least 100 in it.
Elizabeth and I decided we were chatting anyone so we’d try our luck. The lady who we christened the ‘toilet monitor ‘ was directing with all the energy and authority of a NY Police officer. Perhaps more because you wouldn’t want to cross her!
Sure enough they managed to get everyone through when the bells rang. Perhaps it works the other way round. They don’t ring the bell to return to your seat until all the ladies have been through the restroom!
The night finished with us all dancing and singing all the way home.
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So happy you enjoyed good weather & were able to connect with Lois and Lynn for lunch. I was nostalgic reading about your High Line walk & jealous you saw The Vessel finished. It wasn’t ready when you, Steve, Bill, and I were there a year ago. Meant to share w Lois: Showtime series, Billions, filmed a segment on Roosevelt Island & referenced much of her presentation. Loved your photos of Hopper & O’Keefe’s paintings. They’re 2 of my favorite artists as well. Thanks for your Travel Tales, Fran!
Loved the artwork and colourful flowers. So much to do. Bx
Loved reading your post throughout. Thanks for sharing such beautiful write up and pictures.