Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An unforgettable day trip

As promised, I'm posting my trip earlier this spring. This is a great day trip if you live in New York. It's called the Storm King Art Center. The first time I was there it was the autumn of 2007. This time it was Spring 2011. Both seasons are great for hiking and taking pictures on this 500 acres of landscaped lawns, fields and woodlands featuring postwar sculptures by internationally renowned artists. It is breathtakingly beautiful and entertaining to spend a day at. Take a look at a few pictures I took 3 years apart (on my dummy digital cameras)....

This is the famous Storm King stone wall. If you take the trolley tour, you will hear that there were once cows grazing at Storm King. But this is not ordinary farmland stone wall. It is part of the permanent exhibition there.

Autumn or spring, the landscape is equally amazing.

Ok, this is my product shot of my all-time-fav Cath Kidston tote. Isn't it great that the autumn leaves are so red it looks like strawberries on the bag?

Now 3 years later, the bag is still my trusty picnic bag. Here at Storm King again. 

These two shots are taken of the same installation on the ground. There are about 6 heads as a set. In the fall the leaves were like veil over a dying man. But in the spring, it looks like he is about to wake up anytime!

Another shot I took of the same spot...The eyes were part of the 2007 exhibition, now removed. Instead, a new collection called 5+5: New Perspectives is on. 

Storm King Art Center has been included in the latest TimeOutNewYork magazine as one of the day trip destinations. Check out how to get there easily by bus at Port Authority here.

If you are visiting New York and want to do shopping as well as a day trip like this one, consider taking the bus to Storm King and stop by Woodbury Outlet on your way out. It closes at 9pm so you can grab a few hours of shopping and have dinner there before heading back out to Manhattan. Check with Port Authority to see how the tickets can be arranged ;)

Next blog will be my report on Niagara Falls!

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