June 18, 2013

City Views: Rooftop of the MET

While Shelby is off exploring other countries I thought I would do a fun little series sharing some of my favorite views of New York City. 

While most people flock to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest art museum in the US, to take in the historic paintings and sculptures I prefer to take in the views from the (little known to tourists) rooftop.

The Met sits on Fifth Avenue on the edge of Central Park so the views from atop the 5 story building are mostly of the park with the buildings along the Upper East and West sides of Manhattan peaking above the trees.

Every summer a new art installation sits atop the Met's roof. This summer's installation by Imran Qureshi was a bit different than last year's...at first glance it looks like a lot of splattered blood but upon closer inspection the splatters are actually intricate designs.

If you want to experience panoramic views in NYC but don't want to deal with the crowds at the Empire State Building or Top of the Rock then the roof of the Met is a great alternative.

Until Next Time

P.S. The last time Shelby and I were at the Met

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