A Visit to the Met


In between stops at the World Trade Center site and my favorite Greek restaurant (Symposium, on 113th Street -- absolutely scrumptious baklava!), Elisa and I enjoyed a quick visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art last Saturday. The two memorials by sculptor D.C. French in the American Wing -- the Melvin Memorial and Milmore Memorial -- held special meaning for me this time, although I've always found them quite moving. Other works I especially enjoyed were a Chinese scroll painting of fishes (playfully rendered and full of life) and a powerful statue of Bodhisattva Maitreya ("the Buddha of the Future") from 2nd or 3rd century Pakistan.

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