Monday, 10 October 2011

A New York Day Trip: The Dia Beacon

This past weekend was my last in the city for awhile, so I decided to take full advantage of it. Luckily the weather was absolutely perfect, reaching up to the 80s, and Mary, Megan and Julia were game to take the train to Beacon, a little town on the Hudson River just over an hour North of Grand Central Station and home to a beautiful light-filled museum in an old printing factory. In all my seven years of living in New York this was my first trip to the Dia Beacon and it certainly made me question why. The space is phenomenal and perfect for photography — ironically, they don't allow photos, but I managed to sneak a few good ones in and took a bunch outside and in Beacon itself, a quintessential East Coast Americana town with churches, pottery shops, people riding Harleys and hanging flags on their front porches. After a few hours in the museum, which includes work from the 1960s on, we ended the day with Mediterranean food and white wine at a little restaurant with a darling backyard filled with flowers and other people probably escaping the city. And such a nice escape it was. Actually, it wasn't really a needing to escape New York kind of day, more so the let's take advantage of all the things New York has to offer kind...
I'm wearing: Ralph Lauren T-shirt Dress (Thrifted), Military Jacket (The Gap), Black Booties (ASOS)

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