Monday’s Grateful List 

Today I am grateful for a fantastic day. 

We started at breakfast at a place called Maison Kayser. It is a French chain but we had  a very nutritious breakfast that was was served quickly and efficiently. I was also impressed they served a delicious Chai Latte made on proper Chai Tea. 

After breakfast we ventured down to Chelsea and walked the High Line. This is a 2.33km long New York park on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad. The view of The Hudson is wonderful, the architecture and art work along the route is very interesting and the green space contrasted to the surrounding construction is a great use of previously unuseable space. 

Once we finished walking the High Line we were cold and a little bit wet. We found the Chelsea markets and warmed up with a delicious coffee from Ninth Street Expresso. I am so glad that we have found great coffee places in New York this visit. I had read that the Australian Coffee culture was finally reaching New York – I must agree.


I am grateful we then snuck in a few hours of shopping. The shops we visited were down on the edge of the Meat Packing district and Chelsea. They were beautiful and unusual fashion shops. Shops I am happy to look in and admire. 

We ventured back to the Chelsea Markets to  Giovanni Rana Pastificio and Cucina for lunch. We had a wonderful meal of traditional pasta. This stoked us up and we had enough energy to visit the Whitney Museum in the afternoon. Wow – what an amazing museum. The top two floors were incredible. 

The museum includes many portraits. I loved the following information which explains the theme of these portraits:

My two favourite pieces of art were a wax figurine : 

With the following explaination:

And a series of photolithography on pine poles:

With the following explaination:

I love that art has the ability to challenge my existing thinking and I know the experiences that we are offering our children also encourage them to look more critically at their own world. 

I am grateful that I finished the day by getting my last assignment mark back and I got a distinction! 

Today was just a great day.

Until next time

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2 Responses to Monday’s Grateful List 

  1. Sarah says:

    Insightful artists’ statements and viewer comments Jenny. Interesting to consider Trump’s election success as a protest by the people.

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