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Manhattan Church of the Nazarene

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  • Day1

    A Very Long December 16th 2018

    December 16, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

    We departed Sydney at 9:15am 16th Dec 2018, arrived in Tokyo after a 10.75 hour flight at 5pm 16th Dec 2018. After a 12.75 hour flight to NYC, we arrived at 6:10pm 16th Dec 2018. We were nearly tricked into paying $137+tax+tolls+tip with a dodgy driver pretending to be a taxi/unmarked Uber. Happy to say we escaped and paid a real taxi $75 inclusive to get to our hotel safely. We ate dinner at the restaurant in our hotel and turned in for the night.Read more

  • Day72

    24h New York City

    May 11 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Der Weg nach New York City wird einem als Autofahrer mächtig unangenehm gemacht (knappe 30 $ Maut fielen schon auf dem Highway dorthin an). Am frühen Abend erreichten wir unser Airbnb in Jersey City. Die Unterkunft war sauber und ruhig, allerdings auch mit zwei weiteren Gruppen geteilt (zum Glück war die Wohnung nicht voll belegt und es gab drei Badezimmer). Einziges Manko: Parken war in dieser Nachbarschaft nicht möglich (—> günstigstes Parkhaus 30 $ für zwei Tage, plus zwei Uber-Fahrten um es ohne Auto zu erreichen).

    Da wir noch erstaunlich fit waren, brachen wir in der Dämmerung noch nach Manhattan auf. Auf der Jersey Seite konnten wir (dank illegalem Parken vor einem Hotel) einen atemberaubenden Blick auf die Skyline werfen. Danach fuhren wir durch den Holland Tunnel (15 $) in die Innenstadt. Wir wollten aus Spaß bis zum Times Square fahren. Kein Wunder, dass man in NYC eher auf öffentliche Verkehrsmittel zurückgreift! Sobald eine Ampel auf Grün springt wird provisorisch gehupt, aus 3 Spuren werden mindestens 5 kreiert, Spurwechsel scheint man aus Spaß zu machen und was sind bitte Tempolimits? Dazu kommt, dass Fußgänger sich nicht an ihre Ampeln halten. Wir haben es aber überlebt und erstaunlicherweise einen Parkplatz in einer Seitenstraße des Time Square gefunden (der mit seinen 4,5 $ die Stunde super billig war). Dass tiefste Dunkelheit herrschte, konnte man hier nicht mehr erkennen. Die gestochen scharfen, riesigen Bildschirme machten die Straßen taghell. Die Menschen tummelten sich, stinkende Hotdog-Buden, dreiste Straßenkünstler und andere komische Gestalten dachten auch nicht an Feierabend. Selbst Bauarbeiter nutzten die Nacht, was wir später am von ihnen zugeparkten Auto bemerkten.

    Unsere erste Nacht war abrupt zu Ende. Als unsere chinesischen Mitbewohner ihr glutamatreiches Frühstück in der Pfanne hatten, ließ der Feueralarm uns senkrecht im Bett sitzen. Immerhin hatten wir so mehr vom Tag. Diesmal ließen wir uns per Uber in die City bringen (30 $ hin, erschreckende 45 $ zurück). Wir hatten uns ein Big Bus Deluxe Paket gebucht, was sich mehr als gelohnt hat! Der kühle Morgen entwickelte sich zu einem T-Shirt-tauglichen Traumtag. Auf dem Doppeldeckerdach mit hervorragendem Live-Kommentar lag uns die Stadt zu Füßen (das ist natürlich gelogen, denn die enormen Hochhäuser bescherten uns trotzdem noch Nackenschmerzen vom Hochgucken). Die Architektur der Kolosse begeisterte sogar uns Laien! Ob Waffelstruktur, schlecht gestapelter Jenga-Turm oder frostiger Eisberglook, die Hochhäuser waren unglaublich abwechslungsreich. Zu unserem Paket gehörte auch eine Schiffs-Rundfahrt. Vom Boot aus hatten wir den besten Blick auf Lady Liberty und konnten, anders als die Touristen auf der Insel, nicht nur ihre Nasenlöcher fotografieren.

    Die grüne Lunge der Großstadt, Central Park, empfand keiner von uns als erholsam. Einige Straßen führen durch den Park, es ist voll und laut. Immerhin waren hier gute Musiker und Tänzer. Am witzigsten war die Central Park Dance Skaters Association. Auf einer abgesperrten Fläche legte ein DJ auf und es wurde auf Rollschuhen oder Inline-Skates getanzt.

    Nach Anbruch der Dunkelheit lösten wir unseren Big Bus Coupon fürs Empire State Building ein. Mit dem Aufzug ging es ohrenknackend auf Etage 80 und zu Fuß die letzten 6 Etagen zur Aussichtsplattform. Trotz Nieselregen war die Sicht super und wir genossen über eine Stunde den Rundumblick auf eine unglaubliche Stadt, die niemals schläft.

    Die Aufnahmen aus diesem Footprint stammen übrigens von Markus. Sind sie nicht toll?
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  • Day9

    Times-Square.

    September 4, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Abends noch um einiges voller als am Tag. Also ich habe bis heute wirklich noch nie auf einer Straße Schlange gestanden um auf einen öffentlichen Platz zu kommen.

    Morgen starten wir mit einer Bootsfahrt zur Statue of Liberty. Aber es stehen auch noch andere Sehenswürdigkeiten auf dem Plan. Dazu morgen entweder zwischendurch oder abends mehr.Read more

  • Day18

    East Coast to West Coast

    December 1, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 4 °C

    Today is a travel day, and although we gain 3 hours as we head west, most of our day will be checking in and out of hotels, driving to and from airports, and some waiting around! We will do some flying too - about 6.5 hours all up. We got to the airport with plenty of time, as it takes soooo long to get through some of the security checks.

    Once in San Francisco, after checking into our hotel, we just walked up to "House of Nanking" for dinner - same good food with the same brash service. Both Angus and Ian enjoyed dinner. We then did a little walk around the area and back to the hotel.

    It was as we were getting ready for bed that I realised that I had left my Kindle on the plane - not happy Jan 😩. I have lodged a report with Virgin America, and now I wait to see if I can get it back - if not, I will have to do a claim through insurance when we get back. I was so cross with myself last night, but now I have just let it go and hope I get it back.
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  • Day16

    Waitress

    November 29, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    I went to see "Waitress" last night on my own. I was so disappointed when "Groundhog Day" was a no go I consoled myself by going online and securing a seat to "Waitress". The boys were happy to sit this one out!

    It was a fabulous show, with great music and performances. I had a great seat in the Orchestra (3rd row, centre), and I sat next to a lovely young man from Aberdeen - Stewart McLeod - who is a singer, and was in NY to sing at a launch party for the whiskey company he works for. He also works at the convention centre as a sound engineer, and recently worked with l’il mix.

    Anyway, back to the show. The cast included Jason Mraz (who was wonderful), Betsy Wolfe as Jenna (who was phenomenal), and a wonderful supporting cast including John Callum, who I recognised from Northern Exposure where he played Hollingsworth Vincoeur, Eric Anderson, who also looked familiar - he has been in The Good Wife, Law & Order, Alias to name a few. Fabulous show - definitely worth seeing.
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  • Day12

    Brooklyn Heights Photos

    November 25, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We really enjoyed this part of Brooklyn. We met some friendly locals over lunch who recommended a Pizza and Calzone Restaurant in Cobble Hill, which one of them had been going to since she was a kid. We will try to get there during the week. They also recommended an Italian place on 46th street, which is only a couple of blocks from our apartment. I haven’t put captions on these photos as they were all taken in Brooklyn Heights.Read more

  • Day14

    A Day at the Museum(s)

    November 27, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    Today we are again very fortunate to have good weather, so headed off about 9.30, up Central Park West past the famous Dakota Building - where John Lennon lived until his death (he was killed outside the building) - to our first stop, the American Museum of Natural History. Here we spent a couple of hours going through many of the exhibits, including the African mammals, Asian mammals, Dinosaurs, the Primate display, Birds of New York, Wildlife of NewYork, Pacific Island exhibition and American Indian Exhibit.

    We then headed across Central Park to the East Side. In the Park we passed the Delacorte Theatre (where Shakespeare in the Park is performed), Turtle Pond, the Great Lawn, a statue of Hamilton, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. With all the beautiful autumn leaves, the Park is just spectacular at the moment.

    Once across the Park, we then headed to the Guggenheim Museum where we saw an exhibit on "Art and China after 1989: Theatre of the World". It was a collection of paintings, experimental film and video, installation and performance art - not really my thing, but we gave it a go. We were also fortunate to see the Thannhauser Collection, which included paintings by Cezanne, Picasso, Kandinsky, Monet and more. We also saw the Brancusi collection of sculpture.

    After the Guggenheim we headed to the MET, located close by, and on the way saw some dog walkers that were walking between 8 and 10 dogs. We also met a local lady who was walking her 7 month old French Bulldog called Marlowe, who was very friendly but overwhelmed by the large groups of dogs being walked en masse.

    At the MET we saw the Michelangelo and David Hockney exhibits, as well as the 19th century painters such as Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Manet, Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne, Gaugin, Matisse and others. It is amazing to see so many wonderful paintings under one roof. We also saw a number of Rodin’s sculptures.

    After that we were a bit over museums and so we started the long walk (36 blocks) back to our apartment, via the Magnolia Bakery, for a well earned cup of tea!

    Tonight we had dinner with the Greens at Cafe Balthazar in SOHO. We had a lovely evening and, after a delicious dinner, we headed off to the Empire State Building to view the city at night. The city lights are great but it was extremely cold out on the observation deck on the 86th level. We said our good-byes to the Greens - who are leaving NY on Wednesday - but we will meet up with them again in San Francisco next Monday.

    We then walked the 10 blocks home past the Lord & Taylor Christmas Windows. We also recorded the highest step count of the holiday (so far) of 28,104steps, which equates to over 20 kilometres - no wonder we are all knackered.
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  • Day15

    Photos from Museum of Natural History

    November 28, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    So many exhibits to see - we only covered about a third of them! The taxidermy was of an amazingly high standard. Much of the work was done, or overseen, by Carl Akeley. Frank Chapman, a director of the museum, sent teams of taxidermists and artists into the natural habitat to ensure the dioramas were a true reflection and in my opinion this has been achieved.Read more

  • Day15

    The MET

    November 28, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We spent the afternoon at the MET - we saw the Michelangelo and David Hockney exhibits and then just hung out amongst the impressionists. I never tire of looking at a Degas, Van Gogh or Renoir. I have included my favourite paintings in this post.

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