We just got back from our semi-annual trip to NJ and NYC, to see family and friends. In NYC, we stayed at the Washington Square Hotel, on Waverly Place: highly recommend! The staff were super nice and helpful, and it was fun to learn from them about the hotel’s art nouveau decor and the many people who’ve been its neighbors in New York history (including the Roosevelts). The hotel is worth a peek even if you don’t stay there.
On our last morning, we walked up to one of my favorite places in the world. Come along!
Another day, we took in the Surrealism exhibit currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum which was Fantastic, as was the Afrofuturist Room. The labels displayed alongside those exhibits are particularly noteworthy–kudos to the curators, for telling stories and giving life histories as well as providing provenance etc., as you’ll see below:
Fabiola Jean-Louis, Haitian, b. 1978, Justice of Ezili (2021).
Arshile Gorky, Turkish, 1904-1948, Water of the Flowery Mill (1944).
Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian, 1886-1973, City (The Street) (1929).
Also delightful were passing sights, like these:
— an Audre Lord poem in the subway,
–and a sexy unicorn !
(Big Gay Ice Cream shop, 61 Grove Street, NYC)
Last but not least, my art shot, taken from our room at the hotel, which I may call Keeping Things in Hand…
or Still Life with Boots. Either way, that room was sooooo comfortable and quiet.
Great to have photos like these to imagine it again, now that we’re back under the cold wet drenching rain here in Seattle. (Note the sunny weather in NYC?? It was Amazing!)