It has been a few days since I last posted. Sadly this will be my last post from New York City. I have been gadabouting all around this great city for almost two weeks now. Time has certainly flown by, there is still so much to see and do here, but alas I must make my way home, with a stopover in Los Angeles on the way. So there will be quite a few more posts to come.
The last few days saw the 4th of July, America’s independence day come and go. Fireworks on the Hudson, which I watched from a television set. I couldn’t bear the thought of heading down to riverside with all those people, the Pride march filled my quota with crowds. There has been another heatwave, my second since arriving. It gets very hot and humid here, thank god for air conditioned stores , art galleries and subway trains.
Things I have done in the past few days.
Took a stroll through Central park but it was too hot to last long.
Last night I went to a gay bar called “Splash”. It is a huge space. They have a night called musical mondays. I unfortunately missed the Sondheim thing, due to a drama involving Visa cards. (it thankfully was solved). The musical mondays was a real trip. Basically it is full of gay men watching on giant screens and video monitors, endless clips from musicals, be it Tony award numbers, famous musicals etc.. Watching so called str8 acting looking men singing along to show tunes and acting out parts was bizarre. I of course knew all the songs too, I just didn’t mouth the words or dance around like a diva. I had a ball. I wish there was one in Melbourne to go to. Lots of show queens here in NYC.
Visited the MAD museum – Museum of Art & Design in Columbus Circle, it was a fantastic museum. There was an exhibition on modern baskets of all kinds, and interpretation that was sensational, and one called Dead Or Alive: Nature Becomes Art. Lots of amazing artworks and installations made out of natural materials – insects, feathers, bones etc….wonderful. I love this museum. I also had a lovely cobb salad in the restaurant it was very nice and tasty, and nice surrounds.
Visited the Hearst Tower building, Designed by the great Norman Foster. All eco friendly, the first “green” office building in NYC
Popped in to say goodbye to Joan & Dominique , and hand back their gallery cards which they kindly let me use.
Popped my head in,(on Dominique’s advice) the Times building lobby, which features an art installation of tiny screens reporting news.
And here are a few more random pics of things that took my fancy
And another American meal, roast chicken, corn bread and potato. Oh and a margharita of course
So farewell to this truly great city, I will be back very soon if I had my way.
See you in LA
By the way if you click on the image it will enlarge for you – enjoy