La Gran Manzana

 Last week I was able to spend some time in Manhattan. I was visiting some family in Connecticut and had a couple days to tour the city as well. Here are some of my favorite shots from the week. I hadn't had the opportunity to visit the new World Trade Center Memorial. The fountain's design was so perfectly appropriate, I was moved to tears the moment I saw it. So illustrative of the deep well of grief that was felt by every American after 9/11.

Later I visited the MOMA, the MET, and the cloisters. I didn't have much time so I just hit some of my favorites in the MET (french impressionists, the teeny tiny photography exhibit, and the American art wing).

Oh. And I ate myself silly. Some of the best places were

Le Pain Quotidien


A Salt and Battery

, and 

The Bourgeois Pig

. Get the fondue at the Pig, along with the homemade ginger ale. Sooooo good.

Fifth Avenue, in front of the New York Public Library.

 Me in Times Square.

 Family at the Cloisters, posing in front of some oddly shaped carvings in a wall.