|The Apple Stretching.|
The timeshare they offer makes sense for some, and it might even make sense for us someday. But we're not pulling the trigger on it this time.
When we got into town on Monday, we headed up to the Neue Galerie to check out the Klimt paintings. The have the famous golden lady painting there, among others. I've seen the painting reproduce many times, but I have to admit seeing it in person was an amazing experience, and I came away feeling like I knew Adele personally.
|The Dakota with scaffolding.|
The building was going through some renovations when we walked by. Still, that's quite a nice neck of the woods up there!
|The real estate boom around Central Park.|
Tuesday was another busy day - we started with the timeshare pitch - actually a difficult thing to organize, which is something we would have to come to terms with if we were considering it at this time.
From there, we went to the new section of the High Line - an amazing redevelopment success story on the West Side. Then back to the hotel neighborhood and a stop at MOMA - great exhibitions there, but my favorite was an interactive display of eight oral histories of refugees in the Mediterranean region, where the artist traced their routes while they told their stories. There is a lot of turmoil and conflict in our modern world.
For our last activities of the day, Mary had to get away to a Wellesley event up near Central Park. It sounds like she had a wonderful time. Meanwhile, my friend Tony came in from Long Island and we had an impromptu reunion - the first time I had seen him since he left Berlin in 1984!
I've written about our reunions and that community before, and it's always great to have a chance to reconnect with my old friends. Tony and I were in language school in Monterey together, and then overlapped in Berlin a couple of years. Facebook has facilitated so many reconnections, and this is another of those.
This morning we're headed back down to DC, after breakfast. So with that I'll close. Nice little road trip, but I'm looking forward to getting back to the hop yard and brewery!