Back In That Old Backyard

I guess a museum cannot actually be a home.  People don’t live in museums, but to the extent that one can have a home, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in some strange way, has been that for me.

I’ve visited the museum more times than I have been to any other museum and still think that it is hands down, the best museum of any kind I have ever visited.  I go to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston a lot, but it does not even hold a candle to the Met.  Sorry in that way, New York has Boston beat.

The greatest thing about the Met is that despite its very elite reputation, it is actually a museum for the masses.  You can get in there for any amount of money you want.  Admission is simply a suggested contribution.  That makes it kind of egalitarian.

I spent last Sunday in what can only be described as my old backyard (and what a backyard it is).  I particularly enjoyed the Greek and Roman sculptures.  Amusing, beautiful, scary and never boring.  I mean the statues, not me:

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3 Comments on “Back In That Old Backyard

  1. Hi! this is a great work, Love the angles, takes, and colors them feel with nostalgie (im not good with english, apologize me). Specially i love one photo for an academic project, (editorial design), so i ask permission for you to take this photo for the project.

    I leave my email o i constantly look if you answe me!

    (i have a little work with this picture, if you contact me, i will send you the photo inmediatly)

    great professionally work!

    Milton, F.

    Colombia

  2. Hey Milton. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. It is fine with me if you want to use the photos in your project. Natalia

    • This aprovation is awesome! Thank you for permit me to using your work in my project.

      If you will interesting for look your work in my editorial project, i will send you the pics for the project.

      The best for you.

      Milton.

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