The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Frick Museum, MMoA, "Catch Me If You Can", and where we stayed...

The Frick Museum is an art museum housed in a mansion built by Henry Frick. He built his mansion with the ultimate goal of turning it into a museum one day, so the rooms, furnishings, decorations and art all go together beautifully. His criteria for selecting art was whether or not it made him happy - which means that not only does the collection have art from masters, but also some lesser-known artists, and all the pieces are beautiful. It was worth going just to see the beautiful house, not to mention the wonderful art. There was a Rembrandt exhibit there that I loved. We also went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. What an amazing building! We saw lots of awesome paintings there - some Degas, Seurat, Van Gogh, and many others. It's fun to go to a big huge art museum like this, because you see works that are frequently covered in basic art or humanities classes. It was fun to see the originals of paintings that I have studied many times before.

The Frick House. It takes up a whole city block!

Metropolitan Museum of Art. There were a whole bunch of secret service guys standing around (like, 40 or so). Apparently, Joe Biden and his wife were in the building at the same time as us.

A beautiful Van Gogh. This is one of Karen's favorite paintings, so we took a picture.

A display of armor in the MMoA.

Ringo Starr's snare drum! I took this picture for my mom. :)

We saw "Catch Me If You Can" at the Neil Simon theater. I didn't know much about the show, but we ended up loving it! It was very well done.

The view out the window of the apartment on the Upper West Side where we stayed for the first few days. Look at those cool rooftop gardens!

These people built that house on top of the building. Doesn't it look like a cool place to live??

The kitchen in the apartment. Functional, but I'm glad I don't have to cook in there!

The cute studio apartment. The kitchen is off to the right as you enter, before you get to this room. The bathroom is at the end of the room to the left. Small, but cozy.

This picture is for Owen - this fire station was right next to our apartment building.

Karen's house in Pennsylvania. We stayed here for about a day and a half, after our trip to Morristown, New Jersey. I loved her house! It made me anxious to look into getting our own apartment.

The kitchen.

The front view of the house.

This is what we drove through on our way back into the city - the second week I was there was pretty much rainy the whole time.

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