However, let me start with quite an unusual one that will hopefully spice up this blog’s slow summer.
Before we make another step towards that glorious temple of world’s art, let me tell you something. All those people must have really gone to the Hamptons or something, but for the first time in my life, I found Manhattan half-empty which in case of this island, was a bit surreal but overall a very good thing.
Check out this pic, music lovers! Recognize what's in it?
|Laissez-vous toucher par mes pleurs,|
Mind you, a completely empty one, enlivened only by the cool mist from the famous fountain and, brace yourselves, palm trees, white umbrellas and a gelato kiosk. Palm trees on Lincoln Square, palm branches dancing in the hot Manhattan breeze… Doesn’t get more surreal than that.
Back to the Met museum now.
A l'exces de mes malheurs!
And as a little bonus, how about Amour consoling Orphee in Act 1?
By the time Troy gets home, a nice Orphee Picture book will be waiting for him!