Sunday, December 18, 2011

Change of Plans

I did just paint my nails, but because my room is so disorganized that I can't find my camera, a style-related post will have to wait until another day.

In other news, I was supposed to do something the other day, but instead I got an idea in my head about doing something else, so I took myself to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the beautiful city of New York.   And boy, am I glad I did.  You see, in addition to a million other cool things that have been added and revamped since the last time I paid the Met a visit, the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia (and yes, the Met does use the Oxford comma, bitch) were finally opened in November after 8 years.

It's not like I was waiting for this moment with bated breath, but upon learning of something new and exciting to see, I took myself and my extremely poor footwear choice for the day up to the second floor, where I was greeted by objects and artworks that made me feel really positive about geometry.  If only my math teachers could have been so inspirational. 

Because this was an impromptu activity, and my room was in much the same state of cleanliness as it is right now, I didn't have my camera, but I did have my cell phone, so some quick snapshots will have to suffice.

I'll take two.

Prayer niche

This is a ceiling.  That someone made.

This rug might be literally a thousand years old (Can't say I read the placard too closely, but it was a damn fine rug.).

So if you have the opportunity, I would highly encourage you to go check out the collections.  There's so much to see, I could have stayed until closing and not gotten to everything, which is kind of part of the fun.  I find that accepting that fact helps me enjoy what I do get to see even more.  The coolest thing is that you're looking at things that someone had a relationship to hundreds of years before anyone could have guess that "#mixedgirlproblems" has a meaning.  Or that I would be blogging about prayer niches.

It's a crazy world.


Unknown said...

it looks incredible!

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Mary Lane said...

I love the intricacy of the designs... so beautiful!