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 .
and Van Gogh
How wonderful to get this close !
We walked over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge
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