NYC long week end

What better way to test your swagger than strutting your stuff down 5th avenue ?

In my mind finding a base near Central Park is a good start because nothing beats a coffee and a doughnut whilst watching the word go by in Central Park….unless it’s raining obviously !

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A stone through from Central Park, on 5th avenue, a tour through the Frick collection (free on sundays) is a must, don’t see it as a museum but as a beautiful mansion where  you have been invited to look at priceless pieces of art assembled in a private collection and there are a lot of true masterpieces here.. Where else can you find in the same room, so many van Dicks, Caravage, Veronese and Renoir? … Free of chronological order or style “ecoles”, I rather like this frontal crash of geniuses… Up to you to decide who comes on top !

I particularly love “the letter from Vermeer”… full of dramatic tension, is she apprehensive of the letter her servant is  just bringing her or is she asking her to take a love letter to a new beau of questionable reputation ? … We’ll never know… We don’t know much about the master of Delft and even less about his mesmerizing carefully constructed small paintings which have travelled to us through the centuries.

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For me that’s enough to warrant a visit !

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See my secret finds in NYC

http://www.frick.org/visit

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