Dia:Beacon Trip

Chloe, Lindsay, and I lugged a few bags through the chaos of Grand Central Station and took a train up to Beacon, New York. It was so nice to get away from the rush and noise of the city for a few days. We joked that I was taking a vacation from my vacation! Isn’t that the life?! My favorite place in Beacon was the Dia:Beacon Museum. The natural lighting and clean white walls showcase the art beautifully. It is home to many unique pieces that might not be easily displayed or accepted in traditional museums.

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Finding beauty in the broken.

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To the naked eye, these lights are entirely white. But when you take a picture, the rings change into a green and yellow hue.
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Leading nowhere.
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This was definitely the most terrifying place in a museum I’ve ever been! This spot was underground, supported by dozens of concrete pillars, and lit entirely by green LED lights. It could be a prime horror movie filming location.
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The natural light that seeped through the glass windows up above was more my cup of tea.

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XOXO Lily

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Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket

 

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My Saturday started off with a morning yoga session at Jaya Yoga in Brooklyn. Unfortunately for my weak arms, Downward Dog seemed to be a favorite of the instructor. Later that day, I took a train to the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket and browsed the fresh produce and fruit stalls. Then Chloe and I went to the American Ballet Theater’s closing night production of Swan Lake. I have always had a dream to see Maria Kochetkova dance in person, and that night I finally got to see her dance!

First Day In New York City

My sister Chloe and I took an uber into Manhattan and jumped out at the Flower District. The air smelled so fresh and clean with the scent of roses all along the street.

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The sidewalk of the Flower District was lined with different types of greenery and all of the flowers and bouquets were inside the shops.

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The old railroad that the Highline sits on was converted to a beautiful walkway for both tourists and locals and opened in 2009. I love it because the streets below are buzzing with people and construction, but once you go up the steps, you can slow down and enjoy the shade of the trees.

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Outside of the New York City Public Library.

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These were my three favorite pieces at the Whitney Museum. In the picture above, the photographer, Richard Avedon, portrayed contrasting themes through the model’s sleek Dior gown and the tough hide of the elephants.

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I managed to find an empty lawn chair (the parks are packed with people during the summer) in Bryant Park and munched on a pistachio eclair while listening to Edith Piaf playing over a loud speaker. It all felt very French!

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Later that night, we took the Subway to Prospect Park, dragging a mini cooler behind us and listened to a concert. Regardless of walking roughly twelve miles total that day, I doubt if I will be able to walk off all of the necessary sweets I’m going to consume over the next month!