30/9/10 New York City


103_2674103_2675 A long, late, hassle-filled journey to the Metropolitan Museum (no change, ticket machine not working, slow bus etc). Well worth it. We had a coffee in the excellent cafe then split up for a couple of hours.

I started in Japanese Art, then through Renaissance Italy and Holland, to Egyptian. Madame surprised herself by admiring the same Japanese suits of armour that I’d admired.  These photos came from Pest.

After the Museum we headed to Times Square to queue at the TKTS stand for tickets to a Broadway show, discussing our possible choices with an ebullient New York woman ahead of us who did this at least once a week. We settled on West Side Story.

Exhausted by standing in the queue we walked to Hell’s Kitchen for a browse of the restaurants. Cocktails and a Mexican meal, then back to Times Square for the show, which was vibrant. The actress who played Anita, the lead Puerto Rican girl, was outstanding.

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