Sunday in the Park with Don

It’s still winter, as this shot just taken of our garden will attest.  But yesterday it was nice enough to walk through the park over to the Metropolitan for a look at a new exhibit.

We chose to see the photographs of Charles Marville, the photographer who “was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III.”  So says the Met.

Being somewhat simple-minded, I would have loved to compare what Marville photographed with a current-day image, but no, one was left to only admire the quality of the photography, and compare the images with those more familiar to us tourists.

Given the fact that it was Super Bowl Sunday, it was fun to see an exhibit of vintage football cards and artifacts.  That Met is really on top of what’s topical.

And then there is just the general beauty of the building itself and its special treats for the eye…

Satisfied, we walked home thr0ugh the park, having enjoyed our mid-winter break on my Sunday in the Park with Don.

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