Solace found~ (part one)Posted: July 7, 2015
Yesterday, you read about dievca licking her wounds — that happened a couple of weeks ago. Later that week was dievca’s last open weekday before the Summer. she has a new work schedule for the next 2.5 months – and the weekdays are filled as well as one weekend day.
So, after her upset and on her last free Friday, dievca wanted to hit experiences that gave her the feeling of open space and Joy. She was seeking Solace in the City.
Going to the Hamptons was cancelled, the weather didn’t look good enough to take the train to Brighton Beach, Master couldn’t spend the day with her, and many friends were out of town….grrrr….
Here’s what happened: 7:45 am is the opening of Century 21 (the clothing store). dievca woke up, showered, got her oatmeal/coffee and caught the E train. she wandered around the store, marvelling at the changes (her overall opinion is that it is not as fun as it used to be when it was messier…). dievca bought a Derek Lam 10 Crosby Gold Parka and MiH Jeans navy blue mesh t-shirt.
At 9:30 am, she caught the subway to the Upper East Side and got off at 86th and Lex, bought another coffee at a street vender and walked over to 5th Avenue. A few blocks down, she arrived at the Metropolitan Museum, timing her arrival for when it opened. The reason for the timing was to beat the crowds.
After a mad dash to the Egyptian Wing, dievca arrived in the Temple of Dendur Room. she sat down and absorbed the feeling of space and peace.
Meandering through the American Wing to get to the Rooftop Garden, dievca enjoyed some decorative arts and the feeling of joy.
Continuing on her way, she passed through the Medieval section and entered the European Arts Courtyard to enjoy the elegance and open intimacy.
she ran into a sculpture of “Summer” who is built like she is:
Up the elevator to the 5th floor, dievca was delighted to find an empty garden space and free seating to enjoy the sun and the view without a crowd.
Moving onward she entered the photography exhibition (click on the title to see more):
The Met was getting crowded and dievca’s sense of space was being invaded by tour groups — so, she made her way home in preparation for the 2nd half of her day of seeking Solace.
Part Two Coming Up!
Photos by dievca unless stated.