Lyn and I spent a week in New York each armed with a seven-day subway ticket and a New York Pass for five attractions.
We visited the Met, the Natural History museum, the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art; sauntered through Central Park and had a picnic; hired bikes and rode over the Brooklyn Bridge and back, then rode around Battery Point and up the Hudson; photographed at Washington Square on a warm sunny Sunday; wandered through Chelsea Market and strolled along the High Line; visited the cavernous Grand Central Station and Macy’s vast emporium; gaped at the size of B&H Photo and Video; joined the mass of people at the top of the Rockefeller Centre to watch the sunset on the Empire State Building; enjoyed a fantastic concert by the Julliard School of Music at the Lincoln Centre; saw the Flat Iron Building and joined the crush of other tourists in Times Square; caught the C Train to the World Trade Centre and the 9/11 Memorial. We rode the subway everywhere from near our hotel in the Upper West Side and walked and walked around Manhattan.
We took lots of tourist cliché photos. There were things that fascinated us such as the wooden cooling tanks on the top of buildings and the steel fire escapes. American flags were displayed by people everywhere. Do they just use them as convenient decorations or are they trying to prove that they are more patriotic than the next person? I found it rather odd.
At the end of the week we caught the train to Boston from Penn Station. To be continued.
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