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Dante Park

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  • Day2

    Lovely Day in New York

    May 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Up early and headed for breakfast at one of the 100s of eateries nearby. I settled for a Hungry Man Hero sandwich - and it was enormous! I did my best but couldn’t finish it.

    Walked down a few blocks to 42nd Street - what a fabulous street it is - home to the United Nations, the Art Deco Chrysler Building, the amazing New York Public Library, the Port Authority Bus Station (busiest in the world), the New Amsterdam Theatre (home of the Ziegfeld Follies), and my favourite building of all - the magnificent Grand Central Terminal. Built in 1913 in the Beaux Arts style, I hadn’t appreciated that this most gorgeous of all railway stations, Grand Central Terminal is one of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions! Pity it only now services local commuter trains, with long distance Amtrak trains now departing from the featureless Penn Station hidden under the concrete mass of Madison Square Garden.

    At the western end of 42nd Street the Circle Line departs from Pier 83. It’s amazing to think that some of the world’s greatest liners docked right here side by side within walking distance of Times Square. I took the 2.5 hour tour circumnavigating the island of Manhattan. What a lovely relaxing trip - apart from the 50-odd screaming kids on a school trip, who only showed interest in the commentary when the site of Alexander Hamilton’s fatal duel with Aaron Burr was pointed out on the New Jersey shoreline. At least musical theatre has taught them something.

    Our guide on the tour was a Donald Trump doppelgänger - complete with dodgy hairdo and exaggerated mannerisms. He was full of his own self importance and gave a running commentary for the duration of the trip, barely stopping to take breath. His catchphrase was ‘stay tooned’ whenever he told us about another forthcoming development in the city.

    A need for a bit of culture in the afternoon was satisfied with a trip to the Museum of Modern Art. It was wonderful to see such a fabulous collection of paintings by the Masters.

    Tonight my show was My Fair Lady at the beautiful Lincoln Centre. What a breathtaking production with a huge moving set gliding on and off so easily. Eat your heart out Eastwood! Terrific performance from Laura Benanti as Eliza. And so off to bed, bed I couldn’t go to bed...
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    Cath Mackenzie


    Helen Laing

    Another enjoyable day x

    Ken Christie

    Robert brilliant blog and onlyDay 2 of the Great American Railroad Journey

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  • Day4

    ... und es wurde noch heißer!

    May 2, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Wir sitzen gerade in unserem beschaulichen Bed & Breakfast in Cape Cod und lassen die Zeit in New York Revue passieren. Nachdem es am 1.Mai ja schon sehr sommerlich war, wurde das einen Tag darauf noch einmal getoppt. 31 Grad! Wir haben uns daher auch einen sehr entspannten letzten Tag in New York gemacht. Der erste Stopp war der East River State Park, ein kleiner Stadtstrand in Brooklyn mit Blick auf Manhattan. Dort gabs Christians berühmte selbst geschmierte Senf-Stullen zur Stärkung :) danach ging es direkt zur nächsten Stadt-Oase: in den Central Park. Dort saßen wir am See und haben den Ruderbooten zugesehen ... das glich einem Autoscooter nur mit Booten weil es so viele waren! Gute Unterhaltung für uns. Wir sind dann noch eine Weile von einem Schattenplatz zum nächsten und haben die super zutraulichen Eichhörnchen beobachtet bevor es noch einmal zu frisch machen in unser Apartment ging. Denn für den Abend hatten wir Tickets fürs Ballett! Schon das Theater war ein Hingucker und die Show war überragend!! Für den Heimweg, der sich anfühlte wie im Hochsommer, gab es noch ein Eis auf die Hand bevor wir sehr zufrieden und Vorfreude auf unseren Trip ans Meer ins Bett fielen.

    Hier das Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t8kb2b59rughhg3/Day_3_in_NY.mov?dl=0
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  • Day11

    Park im Schnee - im Süden

    December 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ -5 °C

    Heute gab’s 1 cm Schnee ❄️

    Ali - W.

    Nahrungskette. Der Weihnachtsmann 🎅 frisst den Hafer. Die Taube 🕊 das Pferd 🐴

    Ali - W.

    Und die Incomming Tax das Pferd mit Wagen 🧐


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