Looking across to the Havemeyer Galleries at the Met. Photo: Michele.
Arriving at the Met right when it opens has its perks. One of which is you can have whole galleries to yourself (save for the guards who are around but not necessarily in the same room as you). This morning I got to hang out undisturbed with Degas' dancers. For a few moments, I sat on one of the puffy benches (don't know what to call them) and just enjoyed the silence. It was wonderful. So the next time you're going to the Met, I recommend being an early bird. You won't regret it.
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