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I almost walked my feet off trying to find “Cleopatra’s Needle!! It was well worth it though. I will never be able to travel to Egypt & right here in NYC, the Egyptians sent this fabulous piece of history to us as a gift in...More
Heard about this Egyptian obelisk when on the bus tour but could not see it as it's behind the Met Museum when travelling along 5th Ave. Walked up through Central Park and there it was in all it's splendour....3500 years old standing erect.
We recently visited Central Park and enjoyed seeing some of the park monuments alongside spring blooms which were starting to fill the trees. This was particularly the case with Cleopatra's Needle, the 3500 year old Egyptian obelisk situated directly behind Central Park.
The obelisk itself...More
A wonderful. Historical symbol in our own Central Park. This authentic symbol of ancient Egypt is seen easily from the met museum or up claire se in b the park. Carved symbols in the object make. This a wonderful conversation item and photo op. It...More
Last week my wife and I were touring inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and came around a corner in front of a huge window and there was the full length of Cleopatra's Needle perfectly framed in the window. I had never noticed that view...More
It is easy for people to miss Cleopatra's Needle as it is in Central Park behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was brought here by the Met years ago.
This piece of history was a gift from the Egyptian government for the United States...More
An authentic Egyptian obelisk in the middle of NYC. It took 4 years to bring it from Alexandria after it was gifted to NYC more than 150 years ago. Similar gifts were also given to London and Paris and can be seen there today.
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.