Long Weekend in NYC

In mid-August a few of us boarded Amtrak in DC’s Union Station for a long weekend in New York. We were there to take in sights, along with one or two art exhibits. Time being limited to three days; it was imperative that we draft an itinerary with options for alternative sites and multiple reservations to shape the weekend.

These mosaics in the subway are gorgeous works to view while waiting for the train.The Empire State Building lit up after sunset.

Rarely shown drawings by Paul Cézanne were on display at MoMA with over 250 works in pencil and layered washes of watercolor revealing how drawing shaped his modern vision. I loved seeing sketchbooks and notebooks of the hills of Mont Sainte-Victoire where Cézanne hiked daily to sketch landscapes and still-lives.

When in SoHo there’s nothing like lunching at Ladurée to relax after perusing art exhibits and to enjoy macarons from their Parisian bakery.

Travel safely,

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