My New York Vacation Part Deux



As promised–pictures! Here is Megan on the lovely deck of her new house.

Jane Austen also enjoyed the house, especially sliding down the banisters…

The Metropolitan Museum (the Temple of Dendur, and the Nattier portrait that made an appearance on Project Runway!)

Central Park!

Parmigianino’s Antea at the Frick (not my own pic–no photos allowed!)

…And Emma Hamilton at the Frick

A Rowlandson print from the Yale Center for British Art (again, no photos allowed! And no pointing, either)

It was a busy few days, yet I still only got to see a fraction of what I wanted! Maybe next year…

And, since it’s the anniversary of the day Shakespeare was baptized (April 26, 1564 at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford), here is one of my favorite monologues from Romeo and Juliet:

Come night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night;
For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night
Whiter than new snow upon a raven’s back.
Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;
Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

So, happy late birthday, Shakespeare! What is your favorite Shakespeare play? Or your favorite spots to visit in New York? (I’m making my list for the next trip…)

And don’t forget–A Sinful Alliance is still on shelves. Including the Borders in Fairfield, CT! And on May 19, Alex Logan, my new editor at Grand Central Publishing, is going to join us here at Risky Regencies to talk about GCP’s romance program and answer questions. Don’t miss it!

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13 Responses to My New York Vacation Part Deux

  1. doglady says:

    Great photos! Still green with envy over your trip. Is that a cherry tree behind Megan. How lovely.

    Of course for me any New York trip includes a trip to the Met and Carnegie Hall. There is a great music shop next to Carnegie (or there was)and I cannot resist prowling around in a music shop.

    Oh and the zoo! I have a thing about zoos. Our little zoo in Montgomery has huge open exhibits and the animals look so much happier in them. I love to compare our little zoo to others. Our zookeepers are all so dedicated and get so attached to their animals. The old female jaguar had to be put down as she had cancer. I don’t know who has mourned her more, her keeper or her mate.

    Shakespeare. Hard to pick a favorite. Comedies – The Taming of the Shrew. Tragedies – Macbeth. Histories – All of them!

  2. Jane says:

    I would recommend going to the Cloisters, Bronx Zoo and either the Brooklyn or Queens Botanical Gardens. My favorite Shakespeare plays are Macbeth, Hamlet and Twelfth Night.

  3. limecello says:

    Great pictures! I love going to the Met – and Central Park always makes me chuckle, not quite sure why.
    Hm… I don’t have a favorite Shakespeare play… I had fun at the UN building the last time I went, and Soho.

  4. Oh, I wish I had time for The Cloisters! And a woman at work told me I should have gone to the big Hershey’s store in Times Square. πŸ™‚

  5. Santa says:

    I love the Botanical Gardens, the Cloisters and the Met! I’d have to say Grammacy Park is one of my favorite places to visit. If you stay at the Grammacy Park Inn, you get to use the key to walk inside the park. I believe it’s one of the only private parks left in the city. For me, it’s a step back in time to turn of the century New York when only people who lived in the buildings surrounding the park had a key to get in.

    I also love Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. And Prospect Park.

    So glad you had such a great trip. I’m looking forward to having your new editor here.

  6. M. says:

    lovely art. i enjoyed that particular episode of ‘project runway’! i thought it was a brilliant challenge, to have the designers find inspiration in the museum. would have loved it if someone used that egyptian temple…

    i remember the guggenheim from the last (and only) visit to nyc. i was more impressed with the building than the displays, though…

  7. Cara King says:

    Amanda, if Nattier was on Project Runway, he must be good! πŸ˜‰

    So, Doglady, Shrew is your favorite Shakespeare comedy? I’ve never before met someone who thought that! I learn something new every day. πŸ˜‰

    I have trouble choosing one (or three) favorite Shakespeare plays; for tragedy, it would be Hamlet, Lear, or Macbeth (depending on my mood — I know, a totally cheating answer, sorry!); for comedy, Twelfth Night or Much Ado; and for history, probably Richard II. If I never see another production of Shrew or Dream, I won’t complain. Or, come to think of it, Troilus and Cressida!!! (That was painful.)

    Cara

  8. Yay, on your editor joining us soon!! Thank you, Ammanda.

    What a cute picture of Megan in her new glasses. That Jane Austen’s mighty fine. What a minx she was, too, sliding down banisters.

    And I second Ammanda in saying that A Sinful Alliance is definitely still on the shelves. So by some slight chance you’ve missed reading it, hire a copter to your favorite bookseller and buy yourself a copy. It is FANTABULOUS!!

    Loved that PR picture mention. Thank you! πŸ™‚ My favorite bit about NYC is just walking on Fifth Ave and gawking at people and everything around me. Particularly at Christmastime, it’s a wonderland.

  9. Amanda!

    Thanks for the cool pix, next time we are going to the Museum together.

    My fave Shakespeare is King Lear. I barely missed being named Regan, too (it was my dad’s favorite play also).

  10. Hi Amanda! Great photos. Yes, you should definitely try the Cloisters next time and the Neue Galerie which has my favorite cafe, Sabarsky’s. Yummy sacher torte. Skip the Hershey’s store and go down to Jacques Torres for some really good chocolate. Also the Central Park Zoo and the Boathouse Cafe.

  11. Todd says:

    On your next trip you really should do The Cloisters! Way cool. But there is so much to see in NYC, it’s hard to get to more than a small fraction in a short trip.

    That thing about not being allowed to point at paintings in some museums…I assume they have good reasons, but I must admit I find being scolded for it really annoying. “No, I’m not going to put my finger on the painting, I’m not an idiot!” But perhaps people tend to touch them by accident, or something.

    Hard to pick a favorite Shakespeare play! Hmm.

    Tragedy…probably Lear, with Hamlet second, but sometimes the other way. (Megan, you were almost named Regan?? Your Dad did know she was one of the bad guys, right?)

    Comedy…I think Much Ado has to get the nod there. Benedick and Beatrice are my favorite Shakespearean couple.

    History…Richard III, though I admit it is almost ahistorical. It’s a great play, though!

    Todd-who-likes-almost-all-the-others-too

  12. Todd, that’s why I wasn’t named Regan, because of King Lear. So they flipped it over to Megan (which went better with McLaughlin anyway).

    Apparently Cordelia wasn’t an option.

  13. Todd says:

    Megan wrote:

    Todd, that’s why I wasn’t named Regan, because of King Lear. So they flipped it over to Megan (which went better with McLaughlin anyway).

    Ahhhh, all is now clear!

    Apparently Cordelia wasn’t an option.

    I like the name Cordelia, though I must admit that Buffy the Vampire Slayer has kind of changed my concept of it. I like Shakespearean names…if I ever had I daughter, I would name her Hero. (Well, I’d try; it is likely that the mother of said daughter might have something to say about it.)

    Todd-who-would-name-his-son-Mercutio

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