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Selection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Quite simply the most impressive museum I’ve ever set foot in. There’s a breathtaking array of items, many of which date back thousands of years and come from all over the world. I was struck by the beauty of the Greek and Roman collection (statues, amphorae, armour and so on), as well as the Byzantine art (particularly the chalices pictured above). If you ever do go to New York, this is a must-see destination, though make sure to set yourself at least a day to walk around it all. I can’t think of anywhere quite like it.

These are the last of my New York photos (I’m sure I’ve bored many of you already), though there are loads more on Flickr.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

6 replies on “Selection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art”

I’m not bored in the least – just planning a trip to New York! I might suffer from syndrome of Stendhal but it is a risk to take. Thanks for the photos.

Stendhal syndrome – yes, definitely in the Met! It’s just so overwhelming – so many rooms of sculpture, paintings, trinkets, cultural icons, and so on – and from seemingly all of history, too. If you do go, you could easily spend two days there (and still not see everything…).

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