Trip to New York with Walkthearts & icscis

March 8
At 6:50 a.m. we met at the Pinecrest Shopping Centre in Ottawa and soon we were on the road.

Our first stop... stretching, walking around, feeling the excitement.

Then, the movie, and then a brief lesson in Art History and finally...
in the afternoon, we could finally see Manhattan:

We got a little bit of uncertainty at the tunnel but everything went well when an additional lane opened.

On our way to the hotel, we had a reassuring glimpse at a familiar institution.

We also experienced the business of the city.

For the next 3 nights, we got a room with a view... well, a different view.

And by 4 p.m., we were out walking the High Line

and in Chelsea.

March 9
First, at the Battery Park

then bull...

and then the future Freedom Towers.

By 10:50, we were at the MOMA.

We love Cindy Sherman but we were truly touched by Sanja Ivekovic work on Sweet violence

We had a lovely lunch served by the friendly staff at the MOMA coffee shop

At 3 p.m. we arrived at the Armory Show...

The welcoming piece: this dog is not a dog but a sculpture of a dog.

A busy programme... a ton of excellent art to see

Sitting down to rest a few minutes...

At the end of the day, we took a yellow cab back to the hotel.

March 10
Our first stop today was at the Starbuck Coffee shop 
near the International Center of Photography where we saw a great show reviewing Weegee's work from the 1930's.

Then, we subwayed to the New Museum... we saw another great show called “The Ungovernables,” the second triennial exhibition of the museum.

before heading to the Whitney Museum, we had lunch at the Bowery Diner next to the Museum. Very friendly staff and good food.

We taxied to the Whitney Museum
where the art outside the museum was more real that the one inside...

after the Whitney, we called it a day and went back to the hotel where we finally made it to the 14 th floor to check the view.

March 11
Last day, last museum...
the Guggenheim

then on our way back home, we trusted Mario...

and this is why...

Thanks Yves, Monica, Mario and all the nice people on this trip who made it a great experience!