|This afternoon in New York we walked across Central Park to the |
Neue Galerie, a small and elegant museum dedicated to the arts of Vienna in
the early 20th century. The Shiele exhibit was utterly fascinating.
|Klimt's portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is the most important work in the|
collection. Recently regained by the Bloch-Bauer family after a long struggle,
the painting was purchased by Ronald Lauder for the Neue Galerie.
|The museum cafe specializes in Viennese treats, with whipped cream of course.|
The Klimttorte (lower right) is decorated with gold.
The Sachertorte (upper right) is traditional.
|At the cafe. Unfortunately there is no photography in the splendid rooms of|
the museum, which is in a 5th avenue mansion.