Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 85 August 6

By Al

Sally had bought discount tickets to see the Terra Cotta Warriors at the Discovery Center at Times Square.  We decided this would be a good day to do that.  Monday before noon seemed to be a good day, because there were not a lot of people there.  The exhibit was better than I had expected.  They had several warriors, but also had other artifacts from the tomb.  They also had good displays showing the timeline of ancient China.  They explained the different kingdoms and periods that led up to the Emperor Zin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China.  The Terra Cotta army was part of his tomb.

It was a very enjoyable presentation.  They will be at the Minneapolis Institute of Art from October 27, 2012 to January 20, 2013.  We recommend it to our friends in Minnesota.  Here are some pictures without comment.

After the display we got a Groupon now for Angus' Cafe Bistro.  The food was acceptable.  The service was really slow.  There was only one other table with diners in the place, so I don't know what the wait staff was up too.  Anyway, it was okay with the Groupon discount, but we would not recommend it at full price.

On the way home, our bus stop was by the 200 West 57th St.  The Gothic-style Landmark building also known as the Rodin Studios after iconic sculptor August Rodin, was designed by architect Cass Gilbert, who also designed the Minnesota State Capital building. It opened in 1917.  I took some pictures and the guard invited me in to take more pictures, but our bus was coming and I had to go.  Perhaps some day I will go back for more pictures.

The ceiling in the entrance.


By Sally

I have little to add to Al's comments.  I inserted the picture of the horse's tail because I liked the effort the sculptor made to make the tail realistic. 

The exhibit appeared to be set up to assure that we would take nice pictures. 

I agree with Al's restaurant review.


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