My recent trip to new York City included a long stop at the MET. My favorites of the exhibits we saw were Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900 & The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini. But the most amazing thing we saw were the new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran & Central Asia. When you enter you are welcomed by huge beautiful stone carvings on either side. As you wander through the galleries you are surrounded by ancient beauty. Rugs, paintings, objects, fabrics, and books are placed in environments which enhance each piece.