Solace found~ (part one)

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.

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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.

MUSIC VIDEO  ♥ Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian (LIVE-1986) Pittsburgh, PA

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:

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Summer : bronze Aristide Maillol 1911

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.

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Moving onward she entered the photography exhibition (click on the title to see more):

Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs

Untitled  Artist: Piotr Uklański (Polish, born Warsaw 1968) Date: 2010

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Artist: Piotr Uklański (Polish, born Warsaw 1968)
Date: 2010

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.

12 Comments on “Solace found~ (part one)”

  1. Pelelotus says:

    What a lovely day you had. Museums can be soothing (assuming that there are no big,heaving crowds) x

    • dievca says:

      I was there early — it makes a huge difference. I missed some exhibits I wanted to see, but I just couldn’t be bothered when the tour groups took over…

  2. esther says:

    i love the Met, and wish i was still the city girl. glad you found peace ❤

    • dievca says:

      Hop on a train and come and visit. I would recommend the Met in the Winter — less people, unless there is an exhibit you want to see.

  3. Ah the Met! That reminds me I have so much more to post about NYC… We are very late starters but this museum is so huge, I didn’t really mind the crowds. I can imagine how it feels to get some breathing space early in the morning though xxx

    • dievca says:

      When you are here in the City — it’s easier to see pieces and take you time. M goes quite frequently (he enjoys the collections of paintings). I usually go to find peace or see an exhibition. A friend is a curator.

  4. zaychishka says:

    How lucky you are to have a little bit of Egypt so close to home. I’m glad you made the most of your day despite not having it play out as originally intended. I am liking the see through top, those are so fun to pair with a sexy pencil skirt 🙂

  5. Heartafire says:

    Lovely post…fabulous!


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