This is the first time that I can remember where snow has fallen. Except vague impressions of the brownouts/blackouts of 1989, when in snowed flurries in St. Petersburg, FL. Even though the snow didn't fall hard nor did it fall in abundance I enjoyed it immensely. We went over to near Battery Park to the American Indian museum (admission: free) and saw the exhibits there about the Horse Nations and a general showing of paraphernalia of various South, Central and North American Indian tribes. It was an interesting viewing and had some beautiful artifacts. Also enjoyed just hanging around the old Customs House but I'll see if I can go back and get pictures of the four 'Continent' statues and their racist stereotyping. Just to gape at them I suppose.
After finding out that the train we needed to get to the Cloisters is currently not running for about three to five stops we attempted to try another train, which also doesn't run uptown this weekend. Great. We ended up going to the New Amsterdam Market on Front St which has small vendors and will be open til Valentine's Day and then weekly beginning May. We tried some naturally and home brewed cream soda, some strawberry sorbet and expensive cashews. I thought it was going to be a lot bigger than the small room it was in but it has some really nice shops to meander through. Despite the delightful food we didn't buy anything big and just nibbled a bit. Actually, our cost for all of today is nine dollars. We bought week unlimited passes to the subway, bought a melon-pan from a store in the Financial District, spent five dollars at the Market and then after wasting all this time headed to midtown to check out the Guggenheim museum for two dollars admission. Saturday from 5:45 til 7:45 PM they have "pay-what-you-wish" admission price which to me meant a quarter but Tad guilted me into a dollar each. We took most of the free audio tour and saw Picassos and this and that and I cannot see the cyclist in this. Tad sees a 5 at the top from his back but I thought it was his face until he pointed out that it's a sideways five. That means too abstract for me.
Once again I've let the day slip away from me and cannot review half of what I've seen and done in the city in the last two days. I will try to write another post catching up in the morning,
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