The Big Apple November 2015

Not sure where to start with this and I have so many photos to choose from but sunset from the ESB was immense!  
I have wanted to visit NYC probably for the last twenty five years or so with certain sites, shopping and just being in NYC the draw. How different it has been from what I thought – and nonetheless enjoyable!

We did Top of the Rock, ESB, SOL, visited Times Square, skirted round Central Park, reflected at the Ground Zero memorial and enjoyed good food in some of the many eateries. 

     

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   
 

What I hadn’t known about was the Raines law rooms, which was an enchanting ‘speak-easyesque’ establishment. Kevin and I enjoyed 6 cocktails and was our first outing at night. 

    
  The high line walk starting at Chelsea market, the old meat packing district was fantastic, all the more enjoyable with Dylan our guide and balmy weather!

   
   
 
I would recommend the high line walk: free unless you want a tour guide.

On Friday we also visited the intrepid air, and sea museum: I sat that out and met a lovely lady from NZ. Whilst chatting she asked had I had any misgivings visiting after the recent Paris attacks and I have to say I had had a few. 

I left certain items at home to be given to family and most nights had mini panic attacks on hearing sirens. I struggled to put these thoughts out of my mind and make the most of our visit to NYC. I’m afraid the possibility of things happening  wherever and whenever may become a part of the age we live in.  

 NYC is an assault on the senses and New Yorkers are fiercely proud of their City, a fantastic trip – very little shopping, which leaves an opportunity to return ! 

 

My favourite building the flatiron – where Cary Grant worked many moons ago! 

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