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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. “The Met” NYC

the met nyc

 

Hello again! During my last review, I mentioned that when you’re in NYC, you should never forget to visit Central Park, but, apart from Central Park, there’s one place you should never ever ignore. In fact, it’s the number one thing to do or see when you’re in NYC, as per tripadvisor.com. It’s none other than The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or commonly known as The Met. No, not that kind of Met, ya know…LOL

Of all my previous travels to NYC, I admit that I’ve never really set foot at The Met before. Not because I don’t like museums, it’s just that for some reason I’ve never really had enough days to visit NYC. Most of my NYC trips are in segments that span months to years of completion, Anyway, I finally decided to visit The Met and I’ve read a lot of good reviews about it and my curiosity was bothering me.

The Met is located right outside Central Park, at the very famous Fifth Avenue, which is adjacent to Madison Avenue. If your hotel is nearby Central Park, then you’re good to go. The Lucerne Hotel is a good place to stay so you’ll be close to these places that I just mentioned. 

I went on a Friday late morning, but the museum is already jam-packed with people. Full of tourists selfie-ing each other on the long steps. The museum’s building is reminiscent of any grand European architecture, it’s really beautiful. A known acquaintance (New Yorker) advised that the best time to visit The Met is on a Friday evening since there won’t be a lot of people. But hey, I was already there in broad daylight with my camera. So off I went.

Even though the museum looks quite full, it could still accommodate a lot of people. Upon entering, you’re gonna need to show your ticket. The prices of tickets are entirely up to you. Though they listed $25 for 1 Adult, in the end, it’s entirely up to you as to how much you’re willing to pay. It’s like a donation. Once you got your ticket, then it’s valid for the entire Met-related museums and the entire exhibits inside The Met itself.

The Met is HUGE! there’s a couple of cafes but I didn’t see a lot of restrooms. The docents are kind and helpful, the collections and exhibits here are massive. There’s definitely a lot of things here to learn, and that you cannot learn them all in one single visit. In fact, it’s hard to see everything from this place in just one day. Be prepared to walk A LOT. Cameras are allowed here, but no flash. Speaking of cameras, this place is kinda hard to photograph, as a lot of exhibits and rooms are in such dim lighting. Be prepared to crank up your ISO, LOL. 

So many arts, exhibits, sculptures, more arts, more writings, wide rooms, paintings, etc… I haven’t visited everything that this place has to offer. I mostly spent a lot of time on the first floor and a bit on the second floor. I believe this museum has 3 floors with a ground floor.  There’s a lot of arts that I like, namely; The Egyptian Art, The Medieval Art, American Art, Islamic Art, Greek/Roman Art and the European Paintings up on the second floor. I didn’t see the Asian Art and Costume Institute though because I ran out of time. I guess that’d be for my next visit.

I took a lot of pictures with my camera, and here’s some of it. 

Enjoy!

 

EGYPTIAN ART:

the metropolitan museum egyptian art

 

AMERICAN ART:

the metropolitan museum american art

 

ARMS & ARMOR

the metropolitan museum arms and armor

 

MEDIEVAL ART

the metropolitan museum medieval art

 

GREEK & ROMAN ART

the metropolitan museum greek and roman art

 

ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA & THE AMERICAS

the metropolitan museum art of africa oceania and americas

 

ISLAMIC ART. ART OF THE ARAB LANDS, TURKEY, IRAN, CENTRAL ASIA, & LATER SOUTH ASIA.

the metropolitan museum art of the arab land turkey iran central asia

 

EUROPEAN PAINTINGS

the metropolitan museum of art european paintings

Which exhibit/art captured your attention?

 

As I’ve said, be prepared to walk a lot. but it’s a walk to remember, ha! This museum is stunning and I definitely would like to visit The Met again and again. 

 

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Central Park, NYC

central park review manhattan new york

 

Hey Travelers! As I wrap up my NYC 2016 trip, I thought I’d like to share with you these few photos that I took of Central Park. I actually spent a lot of time in Central Park because it’s close to Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue, and also my hotel is just nearby. If you want to know where I stayed on this particular trip, click HERE.

If you’ve never been to NYC, nor to Central Park, I suggest that you shouldn’t skip this particular park because it’s simply beautiful. I love the beauty and serenity of this place. It’s a huge park and I just love coming here every time I’m in NYC. There’s different areas to check out and stroll around, people walking, people jogging, horse-drawn carriages and distant music in the background.

 

new york trip central park review

 

Hills, trees and more trees, beautiful lakes, gorgeous walkways, statues, fields and a zoo, all in the middle of a bustling borough of Manhattan. My visit here was some kind of a good timing because it’s right at the beginning of fall, so you’ll see the trees and the plants changing its colors. I cannot imagine how beautiful this place is going to be when it hits full-on autumn.

 

central park pictures

 

 

The lakes here are so pretty, especially when paired with cozy seats to watch people rowing their tiny boats and to absorb the sounds of birds and other animals around. The only thing that bothers me sometimes whenever I come here is the number of people bustling around. This is a touristic place indeed, but sometimes I find myself looking for some silent areas to just sit around and chill. The best time to come here is probably early morning and perhaps late in the afternoon.

 

central park new york

 

It’s a different experience when you see this park in a lot of movies, rather than seeing it for yourself in real life. It’s definitely prettier and much more enchanting. Just don’t stay around at night, to be safe. Bring a friend with you, take a selfie and stroll all you want.

 

For more reviews of Central Park, click HERE

 

Next up, the Met.

 

‘Till then my traveling buddies,

L.

 

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Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner

Hello Folks! Just want to share with you this beautiful eyeliner from Chanel that I’ve been currently obsessing because I just love its lasting power and its overall performance and formulation. It’s the Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner. They come in different shades, but I fell in love with the Pomme De Pin shade, which is a muted black shade with a hint of brown.

 

chanel stylo yeux waterproof eye liner pomme de pin

 

The eyeliner’s formula is waterproof and could last for hours! The packaging is in the usual Chanel Stylo design, which is an easy twist and apply maneuver. It also comes with a built-in sharpener at the base. This eyeliner glides on smoothly and is buildable. You can definitely customize the intensity of your eye makeup with this one. 

 

chanel stylo yeux waterproof eye liner review pomme de pin

 

This is definitely going to be in my Holy Grail list because this eyeliner is reliable and it works like a charm. It also doesn’t budge. Probably it’s one of the best eyeliners ever made by Chanel.

 

chanel eye liner stylo pomme de pin review

 

You can purchase this Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner HERE.

 

Also, this Chanel eyeliner will be further tested for my upcoming weekend trip. Can’t wait! see details below…

 

 

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