Monday, September 10, 2012

Weekend explorations: Looking up at the Met


Ceiling, wood, Spain, 16th century, in Moorish-influenced Mudéjar style
Skyward glimpses of the newly-renovated American Wing and Islamic Art galleries, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. You could spend days here and still not see everything.

13 comments:

Adele said...

Oh, but wouldn't I love to give it a try!

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

Thats they joy of a good museum or art gallery they should not be meant to fit in on any one morning or day.

Randy said...

The ceiling is spectacular.

Tanya said...

holy moly, look at that ceiling!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a fantastic ceiling!

LOLfromPasa said...

Spectacular!! These are going in my Top 10 of your daily postings. Really, really beautiful....!

Mo said...

Pretty lampshade

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure does pay to look up, doesn't it?

LONDONLULU said...

Adele - I always wondered what it would be like to spend days at a place like the Met museum - so many worlds to discover! :)

Paul - so very true, part of the joy is the return journey, knowing there is more to see and learn!

Randy, Tanya, John - I loved that ceiling too - and yet noticed no one else was looking up!

LOLfromPasa - aw, thanks so much! More my luck to have been near these treasures - hard to take a bad pic of them! :)

Mo - thank you!

EG - it sure does! Everyone else was concentrating on the walls, but sometimes there's beauty above. :)

a.s.m. said...

Esta muy bien la trasicion de luz entre interior y exterior consiguiendo que todo este bien iluminado.

Un saludo: Angel Sánchez

Catherine Goron said...

What beautiful architecture and colors! Love all that intricate detail. Thank you for sharing... and by the way, how lucky you are to be able to visit the Met whenever your heart desires ;)

LONDONLULU said...

a.s.m. - thank you! I was attracted to the light in this museum :)

Catherine - thanks! I was lucky to see this, though you have the amazing Smithsonian complex not too far away! :)

Gunn said...

wow!!