Friday, May 11, 2012

New York: The Morgan Library

 NewYork City - love it, never have enough time to do everything on my list. I did get to the Morgan Libary this trip, and what a treat. Pierpont Morgan, financier, assembled his world class collection of books, bindings, medieval manuscripts, literary and historical manuscripts, plus drawings and prints in the 1890s.
 Today the library and museum, brownstone and new modern airy spaces, welcome the visitor into another world teeming with a vast rich history.
 Here is one view of the East Room, filled with rare books.
 Another view of the East Room. Note the stained glass windows, the vaulted decorated ceiling, wood carvings, and ancient tapestries.
Here's a postcard illustration, courtesy of the Morgan collection - A.A.Milne's Winnie the Pooh and his Ten Honey Pots by artist Ernest Howard Shepard. So many gems to unearth in The Morgan Library. It's heavenly.


  1. Wonderful post, I loved New York City though we was only there for a day, would love to return for a more in depth visit.


  2. all it takes is time and money. There's so much to see and do in NY. I'll be posting more on shows - love Broadway. Hope you can come back someday and enjoy the Big Apple

  3. Good gracious, that East Room is fabulous! I've only been to NY a couple of times, but it seems like there's never enough time to really explore the city. I've never even gotten to the Statue of Liberty or go to a Broadway show.

  4. What an amazing place. I'd love to go there one day.