New York Trip (May 29-31, 2014) – Trip #1
A little late… but finally got time to get these pictures up. Can’t wait to go back!
Apparently the Empire State Building is the tallest building again in NY after the collapse of the Twin Towers….(The Freedom Tower looked massively tall too which you’ll see)
The entrance to the Empire State Building
On our way up…
I was glad to be on the same building as King Kong.
I saw the Statue of Liberty.
Bryant Park. Initially I asked myself after seeing all these people (Don’t they have work?) And then I was like, what about me? And then I remembered that we’re tourists here and most likely most people here are tourists, but also that they might be on their lunch break or work from home (like me) and then I got annoyed at such pointless and fleeting thoughts.
If you’re not watching a show, I feel like there wasn’t much to do, but we’re newbies. What do we know?
They took our camera insisting that they take this photo…and demanded money after. -_- #touristnewbies
Definitely going back to watch a show.
I wanted to see where the old TRL was…..even saw Nick Lachey hosting with some other girl for VH1.
Amazing museum (The Metropolitan)
In the 3 hours there, we stumbled upon a Bible tour and I was just so amazed at the knowledge of this tour guide. I was blown away with many of the facts of surrounding religions of Israel at that time and their influence in the Bible. Why didn’t I learn these things in seminary? For example: I knew that the Assyrians were bad enough for Jonah to not want to go into that city to call them to repent, but just got even more details by learning about a lot of Assyrian artifacts the tour guide was showing us and it was so awesome!
Definitely going back just for the tours.
Can’t begin to tell you the pain my feet were in…..
On top of the Met roof/cafe. Great views.
Took the metro under the bridge, under water to Queens, NY (which is actually a burrough and not a city) to our hotel where we stayed at our first night.
2nd Day – Went to Central Park. This place is freaking gargantuan.
Jackie Kennedy Lake in Central Park? I forget what it’s called. 5 mile circle, I believe.
Lots of turtles in a smaller lake in Central Park.
The smaller lake…
Swinging in Central Park
Not joking….top 3 pizzas I had. It was just a regular pizza store, nothing fancy.
Met up with my cousin and her roommate Sarita who live in Brooklyn (again, not a city, but a burrough! Had no idea)
Don’t know why I couldn’t take any clear shots…
My cousin, Kathy has been a teacher at charter schools around NY and Boston for 7-8 years. She’s so intelligent and has such a good heart. Beautiful inside and outside. Sarita is an awesome woman too. We all ate at an Indian/fusion restaurant. It was okay, but the company was better. We spent the night at her place.
First “void” of two that we visited. Every single name that died is inscribed on the memorial. I kept picturing myself in that situation running or even in the building, and was just overwhelmed with emotion. So tragic.
3rd day – Freedom Tower. If you look at it straight from below, it looks like a very tall pyramid….(for you conspiracy theorists, **cough** me, this was very interesting ….
The 2nd “void” of the old building.
The…..”something” river with the Brooklyn Bridge.
I’m tired of writing captions. We also ran into Bryan Kim and had lunch with James An at Katz Deli with the best pastrami in the world (and I hate pastrami).
See you soon, NY!
Lady M Cafe… It wasn’t that good… -_-
Trinity Church/Wall St
Infront of Trump Tower.