It took six hours to get our crate back. Frankly, we were thrilled that our crate came back to the booth in one piece. We saw a couple of crates that belonged to other companies (that were the same style), and they were smashed up pretty badly. I don’t recommend our crate, and we would NOT use the same one again.*
*Side note: Does anyone know where to get a sturdy crate? You know, one that made from actual pieces of wood (not balsa)? I want a good one, and I want to paint it pink. One company had their crates painted pale blue, and I thought that was pretty smart – so easy to spot.
I was amazed at the amount of trash strewn about. There must be an enormous amount of waste from a trade show.
We could have gone back home the next day, but it was our anniversary so we planned to stay in New York for it. We walked to ABC Carpet and Home (where I bought our pink zigzag Madeline Weinrib rug).
On the way we saw the Flatiron building. It was beautiful!
We have a lot of Beaux-Arts buildings here in Chicago, and of course we have a lot of work by Burnham, but I’ve always wanted to see the Flatiron. I wanted to see the Chrysler building too, but that will have to wait for another trip.
We went to Rockefeller Center and ate lunch in the café area down by the fountain.
Brandon and I made sure to visit the Museum of Modern Art, and I’m so glad we did. Along with architecture, I studied art history in school. So yeah… I LOVED it. I had seen some of the paintings before, and I’ve seen other works by most of the artists, but it was still wonderful. I especially loved the colored light room that was part of Olafur Eliasson’s Take Your Time.
It was so beautiful – photos don’t do it justice. I felt like crying, I was so moved.
We did a lot more walking, eventually exhausting ourselves.
Later in the hotel, it being our last night in New York, we took a couple of pictures of ourselves together in the bathroom mirror. They’re the only photos we have from the whole trip with both of us in them…