We went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Neapolitan Christmas Tree.
Then saw the Roentgens exbibit called Extravagant Inventions (photos not allowed!) A wonderful show, I only wish my father could have seen it, since he made quite a bit of beautiful furniture when I was growing up. He would have loved all the intricate hidden compartments. Not to be missed.
The Victorian staircase by the Gift Shop, which I think is quite beautiful. I really like the colors and parcel gilt used to restore it.
The flowers in the lobby, which are wonderfully grand in their huge vases, the Winter berries lending a festive air.
Perseus holding Medusa's head: one of my favorite statues by Canova. It's fun to stand and watch everyone gawk and take pictures at this ten-foot wonder with divine proportions. Ever heard of the term Aesthetic Arrest? He's got it.
The Greek and Roman Gallery. I've said it before, but I can't get enough of this part of the museum. And the funny thing is: I was standing in the gallery, taking a picture, and heard a man say as he passed by: "I have to get out of here! All this classicism is giving me a headache!" To each his own.
Mr. Husband and I then went out into the snow, jumped into a cab, and wound our way across Central Park, passing by the Natural History Museum with its huge dinosaur topiaries twinkling with lights, making tea when we got home. The Italian Chocolate-Almond Torte from Christmas dinner was still yummy after having been wrapped tight overnight. A perfect gift on a Winter's day.