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Statue of Limitations

By Bob on November 25, 2013 2:22 AM

When Charlotte and are in New York visitng our son Cole, we usually allow one day to visit some of our favorite Big Apple sites.

We've done all of the hardcore touristy stuff - Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park...we've even been to a taping of Letterman, seen the set of Saturday Night Live...the usual stuff.

The art deco edifice at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, just screams: I'm gold. I'm naked. Deal with it.

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These days in addition to Broadway, restaurants and shopping we walk - everywhere (we are getting better at the NY subway system, but that's a whole 'nother post). 

Walking is a great way to see the city. Really, it's the only way to take in that NY vibe that scares so many people. It's amazing what you can see when you're not on your knees praying in the back of taxi. 

While Charlotte's window-shopping on 5th Ave., I'm looking up and down and around. It's more than, "Lookit all them tall buildings!" for me. When you scrape off the first layer of grime this city is stunningly beautiful.

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A guy's got to have some vices.

Charlotte and I also loooove NY museums - the Met, MOMA, Guggenheim...seen 'em all. Love 'em all.

Of course, just because we appreciate fine art doesn't stop me from making fun of some of the more pompous pieces (a guy's got to have some vices).

I've been known to make up my own captions for artwork that just screams for an explanation...

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And there's this... 

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