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5 December 2011

A day in the life of a New Yorker

This day for me was 19th November 2011, my 40th Birthday, spent with Mags experiencing what all New Yorker's have right on their doorstep.
With an early start to beat the queues, we arrived at the Rockefeller Centre at 8.30am to buy a double trip up the elevator to the the 69th floor.

It was a beautiful day and a great way to see New York with the Empire State on one side and Central Park on the other.
The perfect start to build up an appetite for a New York Diner ‘monster breakfast’ which basically keeps you full all day.

To walk off our triple eggs and bacon brunch we headed for Central Park and museum mile.
After escaping the perils of ice skating, to make the most of the unusually mild sunny weather, we hired a rowing boat at the boathouse, how romantic !

Next for me was the pinnacle of my trip and top of the list of museums and experiences I had in mind - The Guggenheim, a Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece.
We walked in the door with excited eyes only to be met with the biggest installation of Italian tat strung haphazardly from the oculus of the Guggenheim’s rotunda.

Maurizio Cattelan an Italian artist based in New York was exhibiting virtually everything the artist had produced since 1989.
He is known for his satirical sculptures, particularly La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour), depicting the Pope John Paul II struck down by a meteorite.

However the one piece that got my goat was a massive marble scoreboard of England losing every football game to a host of countries (see photos)
Well Mr Cattelan your pieces may be satirical but they hid to much of this beautiful building for my liking.

We ended our day with a sunset up the Rockefeller and a visit to the unspoilt Grand Central Terminal and drinks at the famous Oyster Bar.
Lucky for me it wasn't the 'Blue Oyster Bar'

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