"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Monday, July 26, 2010

More Manhattan

Riding the sub way was a new experience for us, it can be a bit confusing, but once you get the schedule straight it is a great way to get around.  The sub way station was very hot, no air movement, I was relieved to find the sub way cars were air conditioned.  We visited Times Square, the United Nations, and Central Park where we took a carriage ride.
In Times Square it seems every building has a video screen on it.  The following is a description according to Wikipedia. Times Square is a major commercial intersection in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. The extended Times Square area, also called the Theatre District, consists of the blocks between Sixth and Eighth Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from south to north, making up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan.

These pictures were from the outside of the United Nations building

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Begun in 1867 and ultimately completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is now the city's best-known symbol of the age of growth that seized the city during the late 19th century.

Here are some shots of Liberty Landing Marina that we stayed at. I have done laundry in a lot of different kind of buildings, some even on the outside in Florida, but this was a first. The red ship is where the laundry facilities were for this Marina. They are in the process of completing the building you see in the background, and that is where the laundry will be moved to.

I have taken so many pictures of this fascinating city, I can't possibly post even a 1/4 of them.  The architecture is unbelievable.  I have tried to label each picture, so if you double click on the picture it will enlarge and you will see a description.

Central Park pictures, and the carriage with "Joey" the horse that took us through Central Park.

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