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NY-MET II (2018)

Second floor of the MET contains the following departments- 1. European paintings- 1,700 art pieces 2. Ancient Near Eastern art- 7,000 3. Asian art- 35,000 4. Islamic art- 12,000 5 Photographs- 25,000 6. Drawings and prints- 17,000 and 1.5 million 7. Musical instruments- 5,000 I spent most of my time in the paintings galleries. The …

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NY-MET I (2018)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) is one of the famous museums in the world. It is located on 1000 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, NY. It is a National Historic Landmark. Seven million people visited the museum in 2016. The floor space is 2 million sq. ft. There are 17 departments. Wikipedia gives the following list …

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AZ- Grand Canyon (2017)

Grand Canyon is the last national park we visited in this Southwest USA tour. We are now in a position to compare it with other parks. Zion National Park is for us to experience the towers of stone; Grand Teton is to appreciate the majesty of peaks; Bryan is to see the multitude of hoodoos; …

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UT- Zion National Park (2017)

Zion National Park is in southwestern Utah. It has an area of 150,000 acres (230 sq.miles). It is the fifth most visited park in the country with 4.3 million visitors in 2016. Paiute Indians occupied this area long ago and called it “Mukuntuweap” (straight canyon). Mormons settled here in mid 1800’s. The native Indian name …

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UT- Bryce Canyon (2017)

Bryce Canyon National Park is located 270 miles south of Salt Lake City. It has an area of 36,000 acres. 2.4 million people visit the park each year. Bryce is high in altitude 6000-8000 ft with an 18 mile scenic road running along the rim of Paunsaugunt plateau. Bryce is part of a landscape known …

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MT- LBH Battlefield (2017)

We had a brief stop over at the Little Bighorn Battlefield while traveling from Sheridan to Cody on our way to Yellowstone. It is only a short detour, an hour drive (70 miles north) from Sheridan. The Battlefield offers a lesson in history to those of us who missed US history in school. For this …