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Croton Reservoir (historical)

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  • Day17

    NYC #3 Manhattan

    October 4, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    It stormed overnight and rained during the day as is proven here in this skyscraper photo we took to start off the blog.
    We’ve been using the New York Subway to get around and despite its reputation we feel it’s safer because you avoid any heavy objects or light aircraft that may fall from the tall buildings.

    It seems New York is still very nervous about falling buildings, security is everywhere and severe. For instance getting onto the Statue of Liberty ferry you go through airport type security to get onboard. Then when you are on Liberty Island you go through the same thing again, then when you enter the statute pedestal you can’t take the bags that have already been x-rayed twice, you have to put them in a locker.

    Police are everywhere in the streets and in huge numbers.
    Other official security people are everywhere too, all heavily armed. I don’t think New Yorkers or Americans will get over the Twin Towers for a long time and it was eerie first arriving here because... anyone who saw live coverage of the planes flying into the World Trade Centre as we did will remember you could also hear he sound of the jets as it happened.
    So we were looking out over Manhattan and it seems the flight path into New York City goes right over the Hudson River. In the afternoon this causes the suns angle to casts perfect shadows of the aircraft flashing across the face of the buildings, it uncannily appears they are crashing into them, this illusion is further created by the roar of their engines overhead.

    Terrorists, Gorgo or over sized apes haven’t kept the tourists away though, the lines to some galleries have proved that. We stood in a queue that was about a quarter of a kilometre long for the Metropolitan Museum of Art only to last five minutes inside. The only art we experienced was the art of packing as many people into a building as possible. The Guinness Book of Records should have been there or maybe a talent scout for a circus auditioning people for the clown car act, where about twenty crawl out of a mini minor unfortunately our experience wasn’t that funny.

    This was all good though, we just walked around the streets and through Central Park which gives a better feel of the city. We rode the subway and met many helpful people along with lunatics, weirdos, extroverts, introverts, religious fanatics and people damning the lord everywhere.

    The architecture was good to see especially smaller stuff like the old apartment buildings with the fire escapes on the outside.
    We had fire engines and police vehicles flashing past constantly with their sirens wailing, we heard cab drivers blasting horns and hurling abuse, we avoided everything from trucks and buses to skateboarders going through red lights when we were on the crossings, we saw sad homeless people pushing shopping carts full of their rubbish past multi million dollar apartments overlooking Central Park on Fifth Avenue.

    So we got exactly what we expected of a day out in this city and it was a surprisingly good experience except for the homeless, the beggars and the people trying to eke some sort of living out of a dog eat dog city.
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  • Day4

    Zu Fuß durch Manhattan: Part 1

    May 18, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Ich bin tatsächlich von der Grand Central Station zu Fuß komplett bis nach unten zur Brooklyn Bridge gelaufen. Ich war 19 km unterwegs und da es zu schade wäre nur 6 Bilder meiner Riesentour hochzuladen, muss ich das nun in Parts machen. Also Part 1: New York Public Library & Bryant ParkRead more

  • Day305


    August 13, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Kanada haben wir nun verlassen und sind in der Stadt die niemals schläft angekommen, in New York City und direkt am Big Apple. Der Schock war eratmal die extreme Hitze. Denn bei 35 Grad im Schatten kommt man sich zwischen den Wolkenkratzern wir im Backofen vor. Aber nichts desdo trotz haben wir die Stadt zu Fuß erkundet, gibt hier ja zum Glück an fast jeder Ecke ein Trinkwasser Spender. Auf unseren Kreuzzug haben die Klassiker angesehen, wie die Brooklyn Bridge, die Freiheitsstatue, das World Trade Center Memorial und und und ... wie man auf dem Bild unten sieht haben wir auch unseren Helden aus der Kindheit getroffen ... irgendwie hatte ich mir den aber kleiner vorgestellt. Ansonsten ist Nee York, nach allem Großstädten die wir bisher gesehen nochmal was ganz anderes.Read more

  • Oct3

    New York Public Library

    October 3, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Ein wenig Kultur muss ja auch sein - genau das richtige an einem verregneten Tag. ☺️
    Die New York Public Library ist ebenfalls einen Besuch wert.
    Beeindruckende Architektur kombiniert mit einem Riesen Schatz an Wissen und Information. Ich habe kurzfristig überlegt mir einen Pass für die Bücherei zu besorgen - einfach nur, um hier mal ausführlich stöbern zu gehen. Eine Buchhandlung ist nichts dagegen 😉.Read more

  • Day142

    New York

    November 6, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Just so much too see!

  • Day5

    D5 New York - Midtown

    July 9, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    After a well needed sleep in, we had a quiet morning. Anthony did a spot of shopping while Kate caught up on her Pilates.

    The main events of today however, included a dirty phat pastrami sandwich from Katz Delicatessen, some quiet reflection time at the New York Public Library (yes, think Ghostbusters!) and a quick wander around midtown to buy a few more pairs of socks from Paragon Outdoors.

    TOP 3 Highlights of Today:
    1. The delicious fatty slow cooked charred meat on rye.
    2. Iced coffee. Yes, the American filter coffee on ice is proving to be a favourite for Kate. Especially when accompanied by a cookie that is 60% chocolate chip, 40% dough at best.
    3. Dinner with Gem and Akeem New York style, completed by a trip to a rooftop bar with panoramas of Downtown.
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  • Day7

    Bryant Park

    May 28, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Das war jedes mal wenn ich in der Gegend war mein picknick Platz. Kleiner aber schöner Park mit Sitzplätzen über den ganzen Park verteilt. Man braucht nix zu bestellen. Einfach mitgebrachte Sachen essen und chillen. ?Read more

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