Friday, April 23, 2010

the guggenheim

the outside, from across the street.  designed by frank lloyd wright.  

inside the center of the rotunda, looking up towards the skylight

inside the rotunda, looking across the atrium, art and museum goers on the other side.

while the art in the museum wasn't my favorite type of stuff, the guggenheim itself is easily the coolest museum i've ever been to.  when I arrived there, I watched a 27 minute film about the history of the museum and its constantly changing exhibits.  after that, I took the elevator to the top of the museum and proceeded to look at the current work on display while walking down the 7 story spiral ramp.  while the frank lloyd wright design was initially controversial, it has proven itself as a lasting icon of modern architecture.  

northern central park shots

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir, looking east from around 88th street.  

Thursday, April 22, 2010

my new friend

so, last night i saw the movie kick ass at the union square movie theatre.  on the way home, we walked back to hayden by going down university place.  as we we're walking, i was singing the wu tang clan song C.R.E.A.M., which stands for cash rules everything around me. at a certain point, we passed by this bar that had a huge black bouncer outside of it.  he overheard me singing and decided to join in.  we sang the part that goes "get the money, dolla dolla bill y'all" together.  it was really cool to have someone on the street recognize and appreciate my taste in music.  hanging out with a bouncer in new york.  nbd.