Saturday, June 1, 2013

New York - New York!

The 911 Memorials were very moving. The one at Battery Park was particularly moving. Two stainless steel walls formed a long open hallway. As you walk through you view the names of those who died that day. As you walk further you see the new Freedom Tower lined up at the end across the water. 

I liked the arc of light and the orb...sunlight effect or something more?

The 911 site was quite large and the two footprints of the building were recreated as fountain walls flowing down to a large dark square in the bottom. 400 trees have been planted. The fountains drown out the sound of the city. Sobering to see all the names on the walls...including the people on the planes and the 400 first responders that lost their lives.

New York is such a big City it seems to be constantly under construction.

We also toured Saint Patricks...beautiful...and under construction for renovations!

Another favorite area was Little Italy.  Really seemed like we were in Italy. Great Italian food, shops, and  lovely people. 

Next Empire State Building

An awesome trip. Yes I want to go back on my own. Thinking I would like to go and pick a small area to stay in and just concentrate on seeing everything in that small bite of New York. Liked the look of the W for a place to stay and a great location. I would take the train up. I loved the train station. 

We'll be back... 

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