New York Day 7, September 2013

Koen and Christina in front of the best Vietnamese sandwich restaurant in Chinatown!

Koen and Christina in front of the best Vietnamese sandwich restaurant in Chinatown!

On Saturday, we planned our day around visiting the Guggenheim Museum. Because we were trying to save money, we visited the MOMA on Friday, because entrance is free between 4 – 8PM and the Guggenheim on Saturday between 5:45 – 7:45PM, because you are able to pay what you wish. Christina was also off from work, so she took us to her favorite Banh Mi restaurant for lunch, then to a Nike exhibit she worked on in the Meatpacking District, followed by a tour of the Chelsea Market, and then to a Belgian restaurant for biertjes and frietjes.

 

Components of a Banh Mi sandwich

Components of a Banh Mi sandwich

 

Mmmm...so good Koen and I came back another day for lunch!

Mmmm…so good Koen and I came back another day for lunch!

 

Chinatown

Chinatown

 

Chinatown

Chinatown

 

Special Nike Exhibit for NY Fashion Week - debuting Nike's new running shoe

Special Nike Exhibit for NY Fashion Week – debuting Nike’s new running shoe

 

The Nike exhibit - we walked barefoot on different surface while our brainwaves were being read to see how we responded to touching grass, rocks, etc!

The Nike exhibit – we walked barefoot on different surface while our brainwaves were being read to see how we responded to touching grass, rocks, etc!

 

History of Nike's running shoes

History of Nike’s running shoes

 

History of the Nike's running shoes

History of the Nike’s running shoes

 

Meatpacking District

Meatpacking District

 

Meatpacking District

Meatpacking District

 

Google office in NYC!

Google office in NYC!

 

Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market

 

Inside the Chelsea Market

Inside the Chelsea Market

 

Walking through Chelsea

Walking through Chelsea

 

Inside Markt, the Belgian restaurant in Chelsea

Inside Markt, the Belgian restaurant in Chelsea

 

So many Belgian beers, home away from home!

So many Belgian beers, home away from home!

 

Enjoying the company, sun, beer, and fries!

Enjoying the company, sun, beer, and fries!

 

Koen took Hennepin, the only beer he didn't recognize on the menu - and it turned out to be an American beer that is made in the Belgian style

Koen took Hennepin, the only beer he didn’t recognize on the menu – and it turned out to be an American beer that is made in the Belgian style

 

Waiting in line at the Guggenheim

Waiting in line at the Guggenheim

 

One more photo of the building - so beautiful!

One more photo of the building – so beautiful!

 

You aren't supposed to take photos inside, but I was able to take one quickly of the James Turrell exhibit - so mesmerizing the way the colors kept changing. I could've laid down and watched it for hours. If you're interested you should google "James Turrell Guggenheim" for more photos!

You aren’t supposed to take photos inside, but I was able to take one quickly of the James Turrell exhibit – it was mesmerizing the way the colors kept changing. I could’ve laid down and watched it for hours. If you’re interested you should google “James Turrell Guggenheim” for more photos!

 

For dinner Christina made us sukiyaki, a Japanese soup dish!

For dinner Christina made us sukiyaki, a Japanese soup dish! And I accidentally bought Chinese beer to drink with dinner, haha.

 

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