New York has been a little bit gloomy and warm these days. It's not depressing at all, but the atmosphere is surely unusual. It's been awhile since I brought my camera during short trips to museums or hang outs; it's heavy and I wanted to try to focus on the quality time as much as I can, whether with artworks or human beings. But today I wanted to see if I could capture the somberness of this city.
And so Diana and I went to the Morgan Library. It used to be the private library of a financier called Pierpont Morgan back in the 1800s, but now it's open for public as a museum. We weren't allowed to take any pictures in the special exhibition –we went to see Martin Puryear's drawings which were beige and beautiful– yet we enjoyed a lot of the illuminations and relics in the permanent exhibition. The library itself looks very regal and red. Rich people back in those days seemed to be so fond of velvet colors and dark oaks, but instead of darkening the atmosphere, there's a sense of intelligent festivities within every room.
Ok, surely I am going all-out-nerd explaining about the library. But if you ever go to NYC and wants to have a bit of a time travel, go and check out the permanent collection of this library.
Enjoy the rest of the year!