New York City Library – Doors & Other Spaces

I really love libraries. 

But even if your not a big library fan, this place is worth a visit. There’s always something interesting going on at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 5th Avenue.  

If your lucky (like I was once), or a more organized traveller, you can take in any number of free public talks. I happen to walk off the street at the right time.  But I’ve also I’ve enjoyed a number of intriguing exhibitions here. Most recently I saw the Love in Venice show, which explores some of what sets Venice’s history apart from that of the rest of Europe. But …. I digress. This post is about Doors ….


There are so many extraordinary doors and doorways here!


That ceiling!!  Let’s peak inside …


What a space!!




If you do find yourself here, make some time to visit Bryant Park. Located directly behind the library, this park is actually built on top of the library’s collection (which is housed in a climate controlled space underground).


I’ve heard this place referred to as NewYork’s Livingroom. You can see everyone here: from tourists to locals, from businessmen to schoolchildren.


There’s a children’s area, complete with carousel and outdoor library. 


And plenty of lovely places to enjoy a glass of wine or a coffee, some conversation, have your lunch, or maybe some quiet solitude in the midst of the busy city. 

You could read a book!! 

Norm’s Thursday Doors

MET Doors

New York City has soooo many sights to visit. And there are just sooooo many things to do here. But, I guess I’m a creature of habit. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of my favourite places to visit when I’m in NYC. 


The MET is the largest museum in the United States and one of the most visited in the world. I’ve been here several times but have not seen the same exhibits twice. 


Here are a few of the doors I walked through in this most magnificent building on my most recent visit. 


Going up ….


And down.








This column is just a portion of one from the Temple of Artimis and is part of the Greek and Roman Sculpture Exhibition. 

This exhibition was a fine prelude to the special installation which is on the rooftop. But more about that in a future post.   For now we are looking at doors … and doorways. 

Linked to Norm’s Thursday Doors.

Dance!


Some wee Irish dancers in the St Paddy’s Day parade in NYC, where I found myself last Thursday.

Me, and few million other people were graced with this parade which reached out along 5th Ave. –  the largest civilian parade in the world.  Six. Hours. Long.

But these young sprites are looking fresh, don’t you think?

WPC – Dance

Iron Grid

There are many famous bridges.  The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, Tower Bridge in London and the Confederation Bridge (to PEI) come immediately to my mind. But the Brooklyn Bridge must be among the most iconic of bridges.  This “grid-y” photo was taken during our visit to NYC last November …… When I checked off a bucket list item, and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and back again.  It was fabulous!! (And very busy) 

 
WPC – Grid