Monday, May 2, 2011
I walk in New York. As my last few trips have been short, I like to pack light. Workout shoes are bulky and enormous space-eaters and I hate to be stuck in a hotel gym when I'm only in the city for 48 hours.
So I walk. A lot. That way, I get my exercise and see the city. Win/win. The second day of my last trip I walked from the Standard to the Cooper-Hewitt (with stops in between.)
I just google mapped it and it's 4.6 miles. A little trafficy. A lot touristy (I am one) and a complete delight. Also, I love big, stone lions (and small stone lions, but, for me, when it comes to stone lions, bigger is better) so passing the front of the Metropolitan Museum on foot makes for a good day.
Heading back, I hopped on the subway at 57th Street; there's no reason to walk through Midtown twice in one day. That brings the total to 6.6 miles. More than I would have walked at home.
And in 6.6 miles I saw mid-century New York, rural Pennsylvania, Ted Muehling, Central Park, Frank Lloyd Wright, a fortune in jewels and had lunch with a Russian-born fabric designer. A very good day.
The images, above are of the Sonia Delaunay exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt via their website. Delaunay was a painter and clothing and fabric designer. This exhibit was one of my favorites. You can access the site here and read Courtney Barnes's excellent coverage - anything I would do would be redundant - on Style Court here. The catalogue is chocked full of inspiring images and absolutely worth the $35.