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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

I ❤ NEW YORK CITY - 2

Big cities usually have big churches and NYC is no different except in the age of the church.


St Patrick's is  really beautiful and pristine inside.


Big buildings is what NYC is all about.


Impressive buildings like this weird one called The Oculus. 
It is built as part of the 9/11 Memorial complex and is actually a Transport Hub 
- a modern day Central Station - 
with a complex of subway lines below and a huge open hall lined with shops above.



And this one with its viewing platform ( unfortunately not open yet ) on the 100th floor


Here's a weird looking building for you.
 It is a staircase to nowhere built purely as a tourist attraction from what I can see.


Of course no visit to NYC would be complete without a pilgrimage to the 9/11 Memorial.

Two giant holes in the ground where the buildings used to be, constructed as a huge water feature.


All around the edge inscribed in the steel surrounds are the names of all those who were killed on that awful day.... 


 And on their birthday a white rose is placed there .



The opportunity to see wonderful artwork from two of my favourite artists was very special.

Monet

and Van Gogh
How wonderful to get this close !

We walked over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge

Then spent some time exploring DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights.





before walking the length of the Brooklyn Promenade with its fantastic views back to Manhattan's Financial District.



Speaking of promenades of course we walked the Highline.

In all its Autumn glory. 

So much to see and do....

But we gave it a pretty good try !

What a wonderful city.
We ❤️  NYC

Cheers.

4 comments:

  1. We love NYC too.It is a number of years since we visited (and we stayed at the Wellington) but it is still one of our favourite holidays.Enjoy.

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    1. What a coincidence Barbara ! We loved The wellington and its position suited us perfectly. I would go back to NYC tomorrow if given the opportunity ( and some cash to spend !!)

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