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Woof, this week flew by! Now I finally have a minute to inflict pictures from my NYC trip on you! Yay!

Wow, LiveJournal's new image function is terrible. I just had to drastically resize every single one of these. Thank goodness they still look okay.

Chipper the chinchilla! [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket's new roommate! He's a sweetie. And his fur is soft, like a cloud.

bride of frankenstein
We spent some time at the Museum of the Moving Image and saw some very cool stuff, such as the wig from Bride of Frankenstein. You wouldn't have pegged her as an auburn, would you? I didn't.

blade runner
A model from Bade Runner. It was pretty huge, I'd say at least five feet tall and probably that wide.

THE wandering gnome from Amelie! [livejournal.com profile] zombres, I can feel your jealousy from here. It's nice. X)

tauntaun teapot
They had a section that was all merchandise from various properties. Lots of Star Wars stuff, such as this super classy teapot. Also...

Uh, this. ... *snickers*

Also, we saw some real art at the Met! This was cool for me because I recently finished reading Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore, which takes place in 1890's Paris and is about the color blue in the form of a living muse. It's weird. Anyway, this piece caught my eye- shamefully I didn't make a note of who made it or what it's called, but the writing under that blue splotch says something like "This is the color of my dreams." Considering what goes on in the book, that's kind of an ominous message.

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This is by Pisarro, who, because of Sacre Bleu, I have a deep fondness for. I was more or less running around the Impressionists' section having a fit of feels, it was very dignified.

high line
The Empire State Building, as seen from the Manhattan High Line, which is an above-ground park built along a disused rail line. If you look very closely, you can also see the Chrysler Building- the other pointy one to the left of Empire State. I'm glad I caught this picture in a rare moment when hordes of people weren't walking in either direction.

We also went to the New York Botanical Gardens to check out their exhibit that recreates the gardens of Monet at Giverny (not as many feels here, but some). This is one section of it. My fingers are getting tired, so you'll get a couple more.

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This is one water lily (and bonus dragonfly!) out of the probably hundred or so that you can see in these two big rectangular ponds. They were gorgeous, all kinds of colors, and there were these huge lotus blossoms you could practically wear as a hat! Also...

Fish! They cruised around the edges of the ponds- I had a better picture, but I like how there's a weird me-reflection in this one.

And finally, on the way home, the weather finally broke and there was some rain, which also gave us a really decent rainbow! You can see a hint of a double to the right I think, magical.

I picked up a cool mug with the NYC skyline on it from the Met's vast gift shop, and from the Strand I got Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant book. One word: Kierkegaard.

So, that was last weekend. This weekend is hopefully a special viewing of Serenity down in Virginia, followed by friends of friends' BBQ party! Also, Netflix had better come through and get me Coriolanus like they said they would today. I'm especially excited to check it out because, well, in a word: nemesis.

Date: 2012-07-21 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadeintodawn.livejournal.com
Hahaha, I bought Hark, a Vagrant at the Strand last winter during a post field trip wandering.

Glad you had a good trip! It looks like lots of fun - and neat that you saw so much of nature in NYC.

Date: 2012-07-21 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lotus0kid.livejournal.com
LOL, great minds. Seriously thought, Kierkegaard.

Well, we didn't get to Central Park at all, but the High Line and Botanical Gardens were pretty nature-full.

Date: 2012-07-21 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadeintodawn.livejournal.com
It's an awesome book!

That's okay, Central Park isn't going anywhere. The High Line is a cool idea. I've never been to the Botanical Gardens! I like the fact that they have exhibits like a museum, with the Monet stuff.

Date: 2012-07-21 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lotus0kid.livejournal.com
"Though," that is. Anyway, yes.

The Botanical Gardens are cool, though a bit of a haul since it's all the way up in the Bronx.

Date: 2012-07-21 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadeintodawn.livejournal.com
Ah, okay. That explains why I've never been! I think I've spent time in every borough except the Bronx, haha.

Date: 2012-07-21 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] visiblemarket.livejournal.com
Aww, Chipper. Man, I still haven't even gotten around to downloading my pictures to my computer. I think I have one of you at the Botanical Gardens...

Date: 2012-07-21 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lotus0kid.livejournal.com
Such a cute lil fluff ball. Heh, I'd been putting off getting the pictures out of my phone for ages.

Date: 2012-07-21 01:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] c-quinn.livejournal.com
It looks like you had a great time. :) Awesome pics--especially love the chinchilla. Adorable!

Date: 2012-07-22 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lotus0kid.livejournal.com
Thanks! Yeah, he was super cute the way he'd lean into your fingers if you scratched behind his ears or under his chin. I'd say if the opportunity arises to own a chinchilla, go ahead.

Date: 2012-07-21 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellensparkleyes.livejournal.com
awww! Chipper looks like my chinchilla, Timber, used to. Christopher Moore is a really entertaining writer~~it's cool that you connected his latest with your trip :~) i'd love to see that garden!

looks like you had an awesome time!

Date: 2012-07-22 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lotus0kid.livejournal.com
Christopher Moore is amazing. Total loony, in the best way. The way his characters talk to each other is perfectly hilarious. The Monet garden was really cool, especially the lily and lotus ponds.


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