Getting near the end of the alphabet now, and U is for the United States of America – and here are some pictorial memories of a couple of trips to New York City; in March 2008 and July 2015. So, what do you think of, when you think of New York City? Maybe this:
A gift from the people of France back in the 1880s. It stands on Liberty Island
And thousands of people visit it every day! When we visited New York the first time, we had to attend a business meeting in the Empire States Building – that was a treat. Here’s a view of the ESB from The Top of the Rock.
The Top of the Rock is the observation platform at the top of the Rockefeller Center – and it’s a great place to start your visit of New York because the views at the top are absolutely sensational – and in one crisp moment you can take in all the city.
There’s that Lady again:
From there we decided to check out Central Park – a very desirable area of the city.
Including the skating rink
Here’s the Dakota Building – where John Lennon lived.
We also had a touristy trip around the park in a horse drawn carriage. Our driver was called John – and our horse was called Rocky.
We had a quick trip around the Museum of Modern Art, where we had some soup
And left our shopping.
We were there for a week, so we had a chance to see some different districts. Here’s Chinatown:
And Greenwich Village:
The Flat Iron Building:
And the Chrysler Building – New York must have the best known skyscrapers in the world.
We saw some shows, on both trips, which gives you a chance to see Broadway and Times Square, both by day and night
Only A Chorus Line fans will get this reference:
This was Ground Zero in 2008:
We were also there at Easter time – and they have an Easter Parade, just like in the movies. This lady was very proud of her Easter bonnet.
I really liked the mixture of old and new architecture
But new will always overwhelm old in the end!
But you best get the feel of New York on the streets – as in all cities. Fascinating sights, quirky things, and stuff you’d never see in the UK – like puppies in a pet shop window!
A must have for your accessories collection:
Plus the ubiquitous taxis:
And school buses!
Happy memories – I hope we can go back sometime soon.