Archive for May 24, 2010

Day 12 (Sunday 23 May) New York

Well another day of walking – I think my knees are feeling it most! We started out at around 10:00am and arrived back at our Hotel at 9:00pm. We walked to the Financial District which is Downtown – saw all of the sights including the Flatiron Building, City Hall, Ground Zero, Trinity Church (where we heard a local youth choir sing some lovely songs) and Wall Street; we walked through Soho and Greenwich Village and visited Bloomingdale. We also walked the Brooklyn Bridge. We had dinner at a lovely little French restaurant in Soho on our way back to the Hotel. 

Norm has obviously picked up all of the local habits of walking against the lights (something I must say that I am struggling with!) but he persists and I follow – as he keeps telling me if we waited at all of the lights it would add an extra hour to our walk if we were to cover the same distance! Norm also wants me to put up more photos and video!!!!! – as I have explained to him it actually takes a bit of time to out put this together so you are only getting a smattering of what we are collecting. Hopefully it gives you a bit of an idea of what we are up to. That’s enough for today.

One last thing – I wasn’t overly descriptive yesterday about what we saw – we did see Grand Central Stationand Norm wanted me to put up a piece of video he took while we were there. I don’t think it is going to win any prize for best amateur video etc but to humour him I am putting up this clip from yesterday.  Signing off now. N&W.

Some of the sights from today's adventure

Day 11 – Update

I thought I should provide an update on Saturday. The Broadway show was fantastic – A Little Night Music starred Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury – it really was great (we were 9 rows from the front of this lovely theatre (very intimate).

Off to do new things today – will report back later. N&W

Some snaps of New York