Posts tagged NYC
Manhattan, I adore

New York city is warmer in the summer than I would have expected.  I suppose all the romantic comedies that take place there are at christmas time, so I usually imagine it cold and snowy/rainy.  I love hot summers!

 I think I could live in NYC, it's such a colourful and multifaceted city.

I didn't take much time for blogging during our travels this summer, so I have a lot of lovely catching up to do. We're back in Germany now, back to regular life. School has started, but I still would love to share all my USA adventures with you. 

Have a lovely day!

Cheers,

anna

MoMA my love!
When planning to travel to New York city my #1 on the list was MoMA. I have been longing to see the abstract expressionists from the New York School, for years! I got to see such iconic and wonderful pieces.

 Rothko




Duchamp

I appreciate modern art immensely, these artists were challenging the very idea of what could be considered art. They challenged society to think outside of the box, and they challenged themselves to do something no other before them had ever done. 

 Franz Kline

Jackson Pollock
  And my favourite Robert Rauschenberg


This last piece by Robert Rauschenberg, called Bed, is the epitome of the modern art in The New York School.  He didn't have money for canvas and proper paints, so he used house paint, and used a quilt he didn't need anymore. The story goes that no matter how hard he tried to transform the piece into something else, unrecognisable, it continued to look like a bed. In turn, he titled it Bed, and declared it finished. Why can't a bed be considered art? 

Can you appreciate modern art?

Cheers,

anna
Central Park

Experiencing new places is like nothing else. I feel uncertain, trying to grasp where things are directionally, while enjoying the new sights and smells. One gets a heightened sensitivity to things. Buildings, plants, and people look different. The first day is usually the one where I notice all the differences to home. Our journey began in NYC which was  a great transition stop for us from our home in Europe. It was easy to get around on public transport, a big city, lots of variety in food, cultures, and activities. 

While traveling I've noticed the importance of versatile clothing. This year, I have found the most perfect, summer, travel dress. It's light weight, flowy, and chic. It can easily be dressed up or down. I could wear it to a wedding or to the park. It's wrinkly out of the suitcase but that's just the life of a low budget traveler.

The trip has been a delight so far.

To follow as we travel, in real time follow me 

@olivegreenanna on instagram

. (I only occasionally have extended periods of internet access to blog.) 

Have a great beginning to august!

Cheers

Anna

NYC: First Stop Summer Travels

Our travels in USA have been such a wonderful adventure so far! Our first stop was in New York City/Brooklyn. These spots have so much to offer! We were there for a week and we merely skimmed the surface of delights.





Some highlights of the trip were visiting the MOMA, The Met, pizza, visiting old malls/buildings, going to the Brooklyn Flea, and spending time in Central Park, of course. 

Have you ever visited The Big Apple, what were your favourite places? 

To follow as we travel, in real time follow me @olivegreenanna on instagram. (I only occasionally have extended periods of internet access to blog.) 

Cheers,

Anna
To read about my tips for saving up to travel click here.