Friday, May 29, 2009

American Wing, Engelhard Court

The American wing of the Metropolitan Museum
reopened on May 19th after 2 years of renovation,
and was last night the site of another dinner party.
From the loggia it looked like a ballet of men in black
dancing around the bronze statues...
The stone facade was originally located on Wall street
and was part of a Branch Bank of the United States (1822)

L'aile Americaine du Metropolitan Museum
a reouvert le 19 Mai , apres 2 ans de renovation
et se preparait hier soir pour un diner de Gala.
Vu de la loggia ces preparatifs ressemblaient a un ballet
d'hommes en noirs dansant autour des statues de bronze...
La façade de pierre faisait initalement partie d'une Branche
de la Banque des Etats Unis, située sur Wall street .

Enjoy a bright and sunny...(Hopefully)... Weekend.

31 comments:

PJ May 29, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

I don't know how you do it, M-N but it's surely a treat to get a peek at something like this.

Bibi May 29, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

How beautiful. I love galas in places like this; so timeless.

Babzy May 29, 2009 at 1:08 AM  

c'est magnifique !!!

Olivier May 29, 2009 at 2:03 AM  

tu as choisis un superbe angle pour ta photo, magnifique, ce ballet tout en ombre.

hpy May 29, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

C'est intéressant de voir comment à été faite l'extension du musée.
La photo du ballet ressemble à une autre photo que tu nous a déjà montrée il y a quelque temps. Le ballet des serveurs.

Nazzareno May 29, 2009 at 2:29 AM  

je pense qu'un musée soit la place juste où les hommes, plutôt que admirer les oeuvres d'art, on fassent admirer...:)

Bergson May 29, 2009 at 3:06 AM  

tiens des bourdons autour de fleurs dans le soleil couchant

The Things We Carried May 29, 2009 at 3:28 AM  

My gosh, this is a place i have dreamed of visiting all of my life! I LOVE the photos. they look like posed figures, somehow.

tapirgal May 29, 2009 at 3:55 AM  

That top photo is so striking! Especially when you view the large version.

Buenos Aires Photoblog May 29, 2009 at 4:18 AM  

Wow! What a great atrium. Seems to be the perfect place for a museum. Have a wonderful weekend.

Buenos Aires Photo

Abe Lincoln May 29, 2009 at 6:13 AM  

It must have been exciting to be there.

Delphinium May 29, 2009 at 7:27 AM  

je ne sais pas ce que fume bergson mais c'est de la bonne! J'espère que vous avez été invitée à la party? Bon WE

JM May 29, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

The photos are so perfect, it looks like you've been shooting models! Fantastic!

SD at "Addicted to The Click" May 29, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

You visit and capture the most interesting places! How cool!

Cergie May 29, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

Etre au bon endroit avant le moment M, une chance ou un exploit ? Une magnifique lumière. Plus lumineux en tout cas que les galeries de l'Evolution que tu as montrée et aussi à Paris.
Il me semble que les événements se déroulent de bonne heure (je dis cela car j'ai assisté à un mariage l'année dernière en Californie)
Sûrement un musée climatisé, non ?
A Paris, des musées louent leurs salles pour des événemnts ou des visites "privées" : le musée d'Orsay par exemple.

alice May 29, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

Waou! ça c'est un endroit pour faire une fête! Bon, visiblement, ils anticipent les débordements éventuels en plaçant des cônes autour des statues, mais je pense que ne sont invités que des personnes qui se tiennent bien... ;-))

Barb May 29, 2009 at 12:23 PM  

love the photo,I felt like I was standing there beside you....Barb

cieldequimper May 29, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

Bon, ben il va falloir que j'y retourne... bon weekend !

Clueless in Boston May 29, 2009 at 3:53 PM  

Great shots, both of them. The first is a real stunner. I like your depiction of the wait staff.

Catherine May 29, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

Un beau filet à papillon pour contenir toute cette agitation.
Quelle est belle cette verrière !
Un travail d'orfêvre !

Peter May 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM  

Really, really nice!! ... and you were there at te right moment, with the "ballet" the right light...!

Yes, we expect a nice weekend after a grey week ... and I will meet a blogger! :-)

Nice weekend to you as well!

Jacob May 29, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

Most interesting...great photos...funny, too!

Cezar and Léia May 30, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

Léia and I have been there but we didn't manage to take a picture from such a privileged angle. The museum is so huge and interesting!
Cezar

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com May 30, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

excellent captures. the first photo has such a beautiful perspective. the architecture is superb

Virginia May 31, 2009 at 3:58 AM  

M-N,
Another one of your wonderful museum shots that I love. THe light, the shadows, the "dancers" are just gorgeous. I assume the orange cones were taken away before the guests arrived?? :)
V

magiceye June 1, 2009 at 2:44 AM  

superb compositions!!

Jilly June 1, 2009 at 4:56 AM  

Two fantastic shots! And how beautifully you set the scene for us. Gorgeous.

Fernando Pagán June 1, 2009 at 3:09 PM  

Interesting shot!

Juergen Kuehn June 3, 2009 at 5:52 AM  

Spectacular play with your camera!

Chuck Pefley June 3, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

Did you get to join the party? I love all the extra human sculptures!!

namaki June 4, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

le graphisme est génial ! que vont-ils mettre dans les plats ?

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