I didn’t give a last update of my recent NYC trip. I went because my friend Fr. Murray was receiving an award. Of course I had to get some of the things I can’t get in Madison.
Like decent pastrami. I’ll just lead with that.
It seems as if everywhere I went during the trip there were chess boards of some kind.
Here is an amazing set from the “Making Marvels” exhibit at the Met. Indian, late 16th c. Inside is a backgammon board. Ivory, ebony and gold wire.
The Christmas tree at the Met was a disappointment, but at least the pig is still crossing the bridge.
There is a fascinating exhibit at the Met about the comparative worth of objects. This German chalice from 1608 had the equivalent value at the time of about 255 cows.
Yes, holy cow is in order.
One of my cop friends has a good challenge coin collection going. This one is great.
At the Met, again, there is a scale model of the ancient Temple of Solomon. Very cool.
Photo of the inside.
I’d like to do shots with the little figures having dialogues.
Another chess board, on the exterior wall of a building. Not all there. Just an object, I wonder?
The event I came for.
The library of the University Club. Looks like the Borgia apartments in the Apostolic Palace.
Another chess board.
On the way to the airport it was necessary to stop in Queens for Chinese.
Scallion pancake wrap.
I have ever had.
Dan dan noodles.
Eggplant and beans. Was that good.
Shredded potatoes and hot peppers.
Crispy beef. Paired intentionally with the potatoes.
The tree in DTW. I liked the juxtaposition with the cone.
The first batch of CHRISTMAS CARDS when I got home!
You folks are great. When I get back from my funeral trip, more about that.