One last day of indulging in travel pics, and with any luck, I'll have original thoughts in me next week.
Darren flew out to New York to join me last Thursday. We had drinks and a great dinner out on the upper terrace of a place called Bourbon Street, on 46t St, just a few blocks away from the cacophony of Times Square. Etouffee with cheese grits, mmmm.
On Saturday we walked out butts off, trekking uptown from our hotel at 50th and Lexington.
The first few blocks up Lexington we walked through a lively street market. Here's Darren doing a bit of shopping for glass baubles.
The next stop was at the Apple mothership on 5th Avenue. Quite a place...
The store itself is underground.
Next we wended or way up through Central Park, stopping at various scenic resting spots along the way.
Strawberry Fields (for two minutes, not forever)
The quaint bridge that appears in nearly any romance/romantic comedy set in New York.
We finally stopped for a well deserved lunch at a nice place on Columbus Ave in the upper 70's. Great friends of mine used to live in this neighborhood, and it was nice to be back, even if they weren't there to greet me this time.
Since our flight home on Sunday wasn't until late afternoon, we had time to do a bit more exploring before we headed to the airport. I had never seen the United Nations, and since it was just a flew blocks from our hotel, we wandered over there after breakfast.
There were no tours on Sunday, but we could go inside and take a look. It's run down--hey maybe the USA should pay its member dues?
A portrait gallery of past Secretaries General included everyone's favorite Nazi, Kurt Waldheim (whom I once passed on the street in Vienna back in 1988). What a cheeky rascal he was! The artist really captured the boyish gleam in Kurt's eye, didn't he?
We finished our stay in NYC with coffee in a nice outdoor cafe across the street from the UN.
One last shot, a nice glimpse of the of Chrysler Building as we headed back to the hotel.
And so we close our little travelogue...
A pleasant weekend to you!