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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens
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Above The Grand Staircase, The Great Hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the most iconic staircases in the whole city is a centerpiece of this famous New York institution. This place is filled with inspiration and art from the centuries past -- and it's the perfect place to go for new ideas and beautiful architectural features.



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Sun–Thurs: 10 am–5:30 pm; Fri-Sat: 10am–9pm


Adults $25; Seniors (65 and over); $17; Students $12; Members and Patron. Children (under 12) Free


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N40° 46' 45.0588"W73° 57' 46.0188"
I took this photo from the balcony above The Great Hall staircase at The Met. The museum is located at 5th Avenue and East 82nd streets. Once you enter the Museum, you'll have to check in to get your pass. Technically it's donation based, but I always pay because I like to support them. Once you have your pass, ask to be directed to the Grand Staircase. There will be many people standing around to help you find it. This shot was taken from the balcony above the staircase, where you get this nice symmetrical convergence. By Subway: - Closest Station: 86 Street (4, 5, or 6 Trains) - Head west on East 86th St - Turn left on 5th Ave - At East 82nd St and 5th Ave, the museum will be on your right Address: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028


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