Tuesday, 5 August 2014

New York

At the end of May I went to New York for the first time in about 6 years.  It was with some trepidation I went  - I have been on my own before but it was such a long time since I had been it felt quite scary!  However once I got there I need not have worried.  The worst bit was no escalators/lifts in the subway making  it hard to carry my bag up/down stairs.
The main reasons to go?  To see the Charles James Beyond Fashion exhibition at The Met and to see American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet.  I had a great time....so lets have a look at some photos:-
Up above the clouds on the way to The Big Apple!

New York City from the roof top of the Met Museum.

Another vista from the roof garden.


It was "Fleet Week" when I arrived - the 
sailors were dressed just like Frank Sinatra
and Gene Kelly in "On The Town"!!!

Times Square looms up!

Bright lights even in the day time.


A mini version of the Statue of Liberty
 - much easier to see than taking a 
boat ride!

 
More Fleet Week sailors - in the 
wet streets.

A typical New York steam vent!

A lovely fountain on 5th or 6th.

An unusual sculpture in a window - I rather 
liked this winged angel.

The Metropolitan Museum - I went 3 
times...more of that later!


Memorial Day weekend flags adorned the 
Rockefeller Centre.

The Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre.

Pretty hydrangeas at the RC.

Dusk starts to fall on NYC and the 
Empire State Building is lit for the 
Memorial Day weekend in the national 
colours.

The beautiful Chrysler Building - this 
has to be one of my most favourite 
buildings on the planet!

Stunningly beautiful.

Some crazy vintage cars were parked up 
at Bryant Park

Note the number plate - LUNATIC3!  The cars 
were polished to within an inch of their lives
 both outside and under the bonnet (hood).

The ESB looked fabulous at night!

The real ESB on the left, a reflection on 
buildings on the right.

NYPD Mounted Division takes a morning 
stroll "right down the middle" of 5th!

A daytime ESB seen from Union Square.

As you know I adore outdoor markets and 
Union Square obliged albeit on a Monday 
it is smaller than the weekend market.

Lovely plants for sale at the market.

Trump tower - I would love to meet "The Donald"  one day!!

Next time we'll have a look at some of the 
things you can buy in NYC!








6 comments:

  1. New York, New York, What a Wonderful Town....
    Love it all - I could match photo for photo with you for many of those sights, and seeing them again makes me want to go back. Such an exciting city. How fantastic to see their Best Ballet!! Looking forward to more of your trip.

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    1. LOL Patricia - I bet you can! It is fun place to visit - tiring as there is so much to see and do but I can't wait to go again now!! SAx

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  2. Erm . . . It's "Rockefeller," not "Rockerfeller."

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    1. My humble apologies - corrected now! SA

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  3. Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see more...

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