Sunday, September 30, 2012

New York Series: The World Trade Center Memorial Tower

 The memorial tower is almost complete!


 What a contrast between old and new buildings.

 From this vantage point the tower blends in perfectly with the buildings.

Friday, September 28, 2012

New York Series: From the Hudson River

 It must be very expensive to live along here, but the view would be amazing!

 Here is the marker to show where the Holland Tunnel is (It's an under water tunnel!)..

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New York Series: Views of the City from the Water

 I love watching sailboats. I feel so calm and relaxed, of course the key word here is "watching" not "sailing".

 Is it just me or do the windows seem like they are broken because not all of the shades are down?

 Can't get enough of the Empire State Building.

The modern way to ride off into the sunset....on a speedboat.

Monday, September 24, 2012

New York Series: Central Park

Sheeps Meadow at 10 am.

Poets Lane.

I love the rental mini sailboats on Conservatory Pond.

Ducks in a pond.

(Bring Your Own Boat)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New York Series: A Tour Through Central Park

Beautiful architecture can be seen from The Lake in Central park. This area is often used in movies.

These were taken during our stops on our Bike and Roll Tour. For more information please see the previous post.

This is the first time I have seen this bridge in person and yet I recognize it. In how many movies does this bridge show up in?

A great place to have a picnic or just spend some quality time with a significant other or good friend.

I love this tree on the right. Just the way it hangs over the water and the wonder this location is used in a lot of romantic scenes for movies. Or does this setting seem romantic because I see it so much in romantic scenes?

This leads to Poets Lane and you can walk over the top, but if you walk under here you can see some great details. Although, there are a lot of people walking by or in my case, a photo shoot is in progress so people are standing around and watching.

Bethesda Fountain.

I really liked this fountain. Not because it is the only statue in the park made by a woman (that's part of it) but because of its size and the multiple Lotus plants growing in the fountain.

It's no wonder why so many New Yorkers love Central Park.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New York Series: From the Pier to Central Park

Many people were interested in touring this ship. There were tour buses constantly dropping people off here. One reason why I didn't go in was the sheer length of the line. 

This was enough for me.

From the pier you can look back on the city or...

look out over the water. It was another great place to pass the time in Manhattan.

We went on a bicycle tour with "Bike and Roll". You could go with a group or rent bikes and go explore on your own. We went on a group tour to hear about New York City and learn about what we were looking at.

I would definitely take this tour again! The guide was friendly, patient and informative. He didn't make you feel bad if you needed to go a little slower than the rest of the group on the hills. We were given many opportunities to get off our bikes and take photos in the best places!

A stop by Strawberry Field and a look at Yoko Ono's home! (The building on the right the top floors).

For those of you interested in the Bike and Roll tour go here. Tony was our guide on this day and he was an awesome guide!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New York Series: 5th Avenue

 What a great way to advertise that there is a bicycle shop here.