Monday, January 4, 2010

O Christmas Tree at the Met

Up Close with a Marble Sarcophagus

Our first holiday season in New York, we saw the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Pretty, but crowded.

Our second year we took in the light show at Grand Central. Not that impressive.

This year our destination was the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Christmas tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche.

Sounds fancy, and it was. The 20-foot blue spruce was decorated with angels and cherubs in the branches, and a nativity scene with dozens of attendants surrounding the base. Unfortunately photos were prohibited, and the pictures on the Met's website doesn't do it justice.

We spent only about 90 minutes in the museum when we visited in mid-December, but that was enough time to make a quick run through our favorite section: Greek and Roman Art. I feel like I'm in a garden each time we're there.

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