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[Northeastern US][D2] Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The main building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) is located on one side of Central Park. The ancient Egypt collections in the museum are the most impressive part to me. Thousands years ago, Egyptians made all these colorful carved stones, potteries, hemp fabrics, jades, etc. They are absolutely fascinating and not a bit worse than those that were made in ancient China.

Fork artist in front of the Met
Fork artist in front of the Met. Everything is made of forks.
I'm mostly interested in the Möbius strip.

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0343.JPG

The Met
The Met

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0350.JPG

↓↓Ancient Egypt collections↓↓

Hemp fabrics thousands of years ago
Hemp fabrics thousands of years ago

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0359.JPG

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0362.JPG

Nice cups
Nice cups. I don't understand the characters written on them.

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0369.JPG

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http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0380.JPG

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0384.JPG

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http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0389.JPG

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0392.JPG

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Beautiful coffins
Beautiful coffins

Egyptian sanctuary
Egyptian sanctuary. I wonder how they move it to the US.

↑↑Ancient Egypt collections↑↑

↓↓Ancient China collections↓↓

Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Classical Gardens of Suzhou

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0407.JPG

↓↓Sancai from the Tang Dynasty↓↓

Sancai from the Tang Dynasty

Sancai from the Tang Dynasty

↑↑Sancai from the Tang Dynasty↑↑

Chess from the Han Dynasty
Chess from the Han Dynasty. I have no idea how to play.

mural
mural

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0417.JPG

Door gods
Door gods

http://www.wensh.net/up/2/photo2008/081225~090101/IMG_0422.JPG

↑↑Ancient China collections↑↑

Leaving the Met, we went to LaGuardia airport to attend a 6-day tour. We lived in a hotel in New Jersey. At that time, the oil price was very low. Gasoline was sold at $1.35/gal there, even cheaper than water. New Jersey is a small state without big cities, but with a high population of 8 million. The reason is that New York City is on its north side and Philadelphia on its south. People like to work in these two big cities and live in New Jersey.

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Last edited by Wen at 2009-04-19 14:57:47

Posted at 2009-04-19 14:55:42
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