Sunday, January 19, 2014

Metropolitan Museum of Art Sunlit Sunday

Even when it's a sunny day in the winter it can still be too cold to stay outside very long. It seems no matter how warmly I dress my feet or hands get cold and I'm longing to be inside. One of my favorite winter refuges  -- or summer oases -- is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's always a new corner to explore, a special exhibition to see or an old favorite to revisit. And thanks to sky lights, there is lots of sunshine to enjoy.

The gold fish and the boys are actually inside the museum. There is a beautiful tea house in the Asian art wing and the boys and I were both enchanted by the fish and the lovely pond. 

I generally do stick to seeing my favorites in the American and European wings, but today I branched out and found a bright space in the Hall of Arms and Armor. 

I spent today's visit with my friend Lonni, who made the very good suggestion to have tea in the Petrie Sculpture Court. I can't of a better suggestion and I love the glass walls and the view of Central Park. 

I didn't do justice to the view of the park in the background and probably not to the tea tray either. The view is beautiful and the tea snacks were wonderful. I think there needs to be a return trip for another Sunday tea. It's a treat I don't do often and enjoy so much. 

Great art, friendship, Central Park, tea treats and no snow. I literally could not ask for a better Sunday, lit with sunshine in so many ways. I hope your day with sunlit, too. Please stop by and visit my Sunlit Sunday buddies. 

As always, thanks for visiting. It's Sunday night and I'm off to watch "Downton Abbey," and just a minute to make a cup of tea. Take good care!


Anonymous said...

What a splendid way to spend Sunday afternoon!
We had sunshine today, too. Drove around the block with our little dog!
Have fun watching DA tonight!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun day. We just finished watching Downton...wouldn't miss it! Sweet hugs!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Sounds like a perfect day! I love all the light in the museum.

From the Kitchen said...

Love the Met and always visit when I'm in the city. My favorite, however, is the Frick.



What a delightful way to spend the afternoon. That tea tray with little sandwiches looks delicious.

Terra said...

Your day sounds delightful, the hall of arms with the knights on horseback, the tea room, the koi.
I mentioned you on my current blog post FYI.

Pondside said...

It seems like a perfect spot for a Sunday afternoon - and that tea table looks wonderful.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your way of spending a Sunday was one I would have enjoyed. Time spent with a friend, looking at art, topped off with a tea and beautiful view; what could be lovelier.

Thank you for taking us along, Carol, on your Sunlit Sunday outing.


Lynda said...

What a delightful and beautiful day you had! Why be outside and cold when there is so much to see and do inside? That's the thing about a city - - especially NYC - - - so much to see and do that you feel you will never see it all. Thank you so much for sharing sights with us that we might never experience.

Melinda said...

Looks like a grand place to explore!

M : )

Sola Scriptura said...

What a fantastic place!

Simply Linda said...

That is so on my bucket list!! (ok, the whole city is, lol.) What a nice day!!! Blessings

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

When my children were young and we visited the Met, my son always had to visit the Arms and Armor wing, while may daughter loved anything that had to deal with furniture. I never had tea at the museum and now I want to -- it looked fabulous! Next time I make a visit to Manhattan I'll have to make a day of it and go there with friends.