|Near the Metropolitan Museum|
It's famous for its Gustav Klimt collection, including Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, that famous woman in a shower of gold. The line outside is always long; on its once-a-month free Fridays, it goes around two city blocks. When I visited I waited about ten minutes to get in but I still think they should institute some single-rider-line-style system so people on their own don't have wait behind big groups. But that's just me.
Anyway I got the audio tour and enjoyed seeing the Klimts, other paintings and the exhibit of Russian Modernism currently on display. Actually the Russian stuff was pretty fascinating even though aesthetically I can't say that it's really my thing. Sometimes art is about the ideas and not about being pretty.
After spending enough time in the museum I took a little walk uptown to visit the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park, where I snapped some pictures and had a soft serve ice cream. Then I walked down to the Metropolitan Museum and sat outside for a few minutes people-watching and after that I was ready to head back home. I caught the bus and spent the last few minutes in the city gliding down Fifth Avenue.