One of my favorite areas of New York City is Fifth Avenue in the ten blocks below East 96th Street. It's called Museum Mile because there seems to be a museum on just about every block.
Looking north on Fifth Avenue from the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum is big and takes up the blocks from East 79th Street to East 85th Street.
The Guggenheim Museum at East 89th Street, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Not as well known is the National Academy Museum, at East 90th Street. It was founded in 1825, and members have included Winslow Homer, Jasper Johns and Andrew Wyeth.
One of my favorites is the Cooper-Hewitt, the National Design Museum. It is currently under renovation and I liked the sign a lot.
Just a block uptown is the Jewish Museum. I've gone to some wonderful exhibits here, ranging from one of the works of Camille Pisarro to an exhibit on "Curious George."
I don't get over here as often as I would like, but on the next block is my surgeon's office. The walk here for my follow-up checkup was lovely and much nicer than the original visit last month. What a difference a month makes in life!
I've now been back at work for three days and I am tired. I'd developed a slight case of amnesia about the fatigue that sets in after a full day of work and commuting. I'm not complaining, because I am glad to be able to work, but I do miss the time and energy to blog, catch up on email and read the entire New York Times each day. No more leisurely week days with a cup of coffee and the paper.
Wishes for a good and healthy week!