NYC:Day 2 – Putting foot to pavement

Today was spent seeing as much stuff as I could fit into one day. I’ve been dying to see the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) ever since I saw Thomas Crown Affair. I know that sounds weird, but I love the front of this building, not to mention all the wicked ass art inside.

Monet is one of my favorite painters of all time, and he had 2 or 3 galleries dedicated to him. This was my fav. Van Gogh was also there, and many many many many more. Too many paintings to see.
The American Museum of Natural History was next on my list and it was located directly across Central Park from the Met (both overlook the park). So I cut through the park, this was a cool bridge i walked under. It was SO hot, so sunny. It was a very good day for walking through the park.
The front of the museum was unremarkable due to construction, but this skeleton was awesome, located in the museum lobby. There were a lot of fossils in the museum, I had a lot of fun here.
The main reason I went to the museum of natural history was the space exhibit was celebrating the summer solstice with a few fun activities. The summer solstice is Mon June 21 @ approx 7:30am, meaning the day is the longest and the sun is highest in the sky. These telescopes were fitted out with solar filters and H-alpha filters so you could take a look at the sun with your own eyes! lots of fun.
The space exhibit had some cool scales that would tell you what you weigh on other worlds. On mars I’m a cool 46 pounds haha!
Next up was Rockefeller Center. This is the place where Radio City Music Hall and the NBC studios are. You can go up to the top of 30 Rock and check out the city scape. This is probably one of the best places to get a shot of central park.
Right around the corner from 30 Rock was St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the oldest neo-gothic catholic church in america. This place was wicked cool, and there was service going on when i went in. It’s MASSIVE in there, could seat hundreds of people. By this time it was time to head home.
Conclusions: NYC has too many things to see (good thing), no beer=feet hurt more, rockefeller was the man
(PS: jen-would be better if you were here!)

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