Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New York New York!!

I think you can never get enough of New York city.  Everywhere you turn there is something new to see and do.  And we had gorgeous weather to boot!  Here are a few pics that pleased me. 

We took the Acela Amtrak train from Boston and arrived at Penn station.  Tickets were bought at the John St half price ticket booth for War Horse and Godspell.  The former was fabulous - the puppeteers made you forget that these were not real horses.

We ate well - at the Atlantic Grill near the Lincoln centre, the Aqua Grill in Soho, and Pastis for Sunday brunch in the meatpacking district. 

 A walk in Central Park waiting for the Guggenheim to open.  There was an exhibit of work by John Chamberlain who made very large and very small pieces from used auto parts and other scrap metal.  We also saw the Tannhauser gallery of impressionist art - a very nice collection.
 The ferry to Staten Island is free so we went for a round trip and I had my first sight of the statue of liberty.   And the magnificent view of Manhattan below.

 I liked the juxtaposition of the old building with the array of newer ones

 The picture above and the 2 below are of the High Line park which was opened a few years ago.  It was formerly a commercial rail track and actually went through the buildings.  It has been lovingly landscaped with mostly native plants with nice pathways, places to sit and lots of views of the city.  It's about 1 1/2 miles long and much of the original track has been left.  Brilliant idea.  Now if we could only do it to some of the elevated highways around here!

More old and new.  This was taken on a walking tour by the company Free tours by foot.  It's an online sign up and you tip the guide at the end as you wish.  Ours was very informative and took us through Soho, China town and Nolita.  

Stay tuned for the Washington portion of the trip!  Let me know what you like to do in NYC.


Heather said...

You and Pam have both inspired me to take a trip to NYC in the next few weeks. I have taken note of some of your favourite places. And I am enjoying your architectural photos very much. Do you see yourself using them in your work? I see potential there!

Dianne Robinson said...

I'd love to use them, but don't want to copy yours. I'll have to come up with my own style. I have lots more to play with!