Wednesday, March 5, 2008

more New York New York

The best dinner - Maria Pia (Italian) 319 West 51st Street
The worst meal (this is hard) - Breakfast at the NY deli across from the hotel - ordered a ham and cheese croissant - it was open faced, the size of a 10 inch plate, the cheese was coagulated, and the ham non existent. two breakfast $46.00
Most impressive - The Met - needs about 6 half days to see it all.
The most Moving - the mud men created by Cai Guo-Qiang "I want to Believe" at the Guggenheim. I was brought to tears - the faces of the Chinese revolution carved in mud - when the exhibition is over they will be broken down and re-created for the next show. A must see.
The most 'different' - the feel of the cold air blowing off the river - no matter how many layers I wore I was cold.
The streets were full of cars and buses and taxis and there was no noise, How is that possible? Rio streets 10 times as noisy maybe the noise was frozen too.

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