breakfast breasts butts brunch

really

so
is a yearly event 
when 
buildings with architectural and/or cultural history
 are 
open to public 
viewing 
visits

we
 my two friends and i 
met at 


breakfast
before
we walked to
the renee & chaim gross foundation
chaim gross
 was an artist
 whose home and studio 


now
 house a museum
 of
 his art and the art of his friends and contemporaries


 this was his studio


this was their living room

from there we walked uptown 
stopping to watch
this breast cancer walk


up through a street fair
past nyu's alumni/parents weekend
peeks into lots of interesting stores
to 


an 1846 gothic revival masterpiece
inside and out
gorgeous

we continued to walk uptown
through 
washington square park
and 
madison square park
past
 a demonstration
 about 
butts
no really 
it was about 
butts


i have no idea
 what or why 
but
 no pun intended
 in 
nyc 
protesters rarely need a real reason
and the writing on their signs was
yup
on the back of the signs

we continued our walk
to
the masonic hall
which spans 22-23 streets


that chandelier
is made of sterling silver
the architecture
the detailing
the ceiling and walls
of
the public rooms was amazing

we
hopped a cab to our last stop
that had a sun roof!



the four seasons restaurant
its about to close
its midtown location
and
move downtown

the big question is


will they be bringing the famous murals

after we took many photos
we walked literally 'round the block to
the brasserie
for brunch



all in all a really interesting day
spent with two really terrific women
what could be more fun?

10 comments:

  1. How fun! It was a beautiful day for all those wonderful events. (I have photos of Grace Church from a previous visit to the City. Three forays into Manhattan this trip...two at night. Saw "Wicked" though!)

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  2. Nice and interesting serie....
    Greetings from France,

    Pierre

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  3. What a grand day---and nice weather too!! Thanks for the little tour,and have a good week,

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  4. Oh my gawd that artist's studio and home! I'm sorry, what was the rest of the post about? LOL Joking, but only just. If I had gone with you, you would have all been tapping your toes and crossing your arms and glancing at your watches as I stood in the middle of that studio trying to figure out how I could never have to leave.

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  5. Now that's a lotta walking. But great photos, interesting places, and what looks like really yummy food!

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  6. What a great tour.. and the food looks so yummy. Love the photo of Harry in the previous post.. cats are crazy wonderful. :)

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  7. Beautiful shots, Daryl! The concept sounds very much like our Doors Open. It's a great opportunity to learn more about places you might get some access to, and see places you would normally never see.

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  8. What a great day! Couldn't have had better weather.

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