Treasure in Manhattan – Morgan Library & Museum

 

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Located on Madison Ave at E. 36th street,  The Morgan Museum and Research Library containing the private holdings of financier J.P Morgan and other benefactors,  is an incomparable collection of original manuscripts, books, paintings, sculptures, cylinder seals and other fine works of literary and imaginary art, accessible to the public in its grandiose historic setting. 

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From the Rotunda, one enters the three-story Morgan Library, as also seen above.

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dsc_0143Thousands of books in pristine condition, date back centuries. One section contains tens of massive bibles, including the Gutenberg. 

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Apparently no expense was spared, as attested in the detail of the ceiling and skylight of this 1906 Manhattan treasure chest.

Below: A large collection of “Cylindrical Seals” are on display, dating back thousands of years. The cylinder, meticulously engraved, would render a relief image when impressed in a soft medium.

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We enjoyed visiting this museum while in “The City”  last week.

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

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Christmas: Just Around the Corner and Thru the Door

 

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Of late, things just don’t seem to have been as …nice as they may have been around this otherwise beautiful planet.  But despite the real, or perceived onslaught of often sobering news, we hope for some positive reflection and prospects for all humans of good will, – and yeah, similarly inclined dogs and cats and others, as well… especially during this and all traditional, thankful holiday seasons. 

M (and JHSTDKSJLA and SP 🙂  – our family)

Featured image credited to Disney World Gingerbread House, Grand Floridian Hotel

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A Gleam in the Children’s Eyes – Mickey’s Magic Kingdom

As it was two years earlier with our daughter’s family, we once again had the opportunity to experience Florida’s Disneyworld through the eyes of our grand kids – this time with our son’s family.

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…Happy Holidays!

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

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Another Amazing Week…Disneyworld, Florida

Always changing, always magical – not to mention the seriously joyful impression on young grandchildren. Walt’s World is truly awesome. 

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As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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After Dark

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A chilly but ever so peaceful evening sail on Barnegat Bay in November

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

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That Supermoon

A few hours ago along the Jersey Shore. It sure was a bright night out there! 

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As usual, comments are always welcome. Thanks for viewing. M 🙂

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15 MPH

 

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11/3/16

Site of a local pheasant hatchery for early to mid twentieth century hunters is where we occasionally walk Sandy Paws, our now 13 year old Shih-tzu. She has never exceeded the speed limit.

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

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