New York City, USA. October-November 2017 (10 photos)
The final destination of my month long trip was New York City, a favourite place and destination for many. After leaving Toronto and flying into LaGuardia, then spending an hour stuck in NYC traffic, I arrived at my hotel on E 54th St just in time for the cheese and wine reception. Then I headed out for my first meal (dinner) at one of those NYC institutions, a food cart, the Halal Guys Food Cart to be precise.
So let’s get into a New York state of mind…
I walked from E 54th St, down 5th Avenue, across the Manhattan Bridge and into Brooklyn to get the photo above. Plenty of stops along the way and a Luke’s lobster roll for lunch, but I knew I wanted this photo from this location which I’d seen online. Using google maps I knew where this was before I arrived.
I missed catching the Staten Island ferry on my previous visit to NYC. Not this time. It’s free and you get great harbour views.
The Chrysler building towering over Grand Central Station.
Welcome to NYC.
On Halloween, after walking the High Line, I spent most of the day and night in SoHo and Greenwich Village. They have a famous Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village. Before the parade began, I was perplexed why there should be so very many police in the area. It wasn’t until the next day that I learnt that there had been a terrorist attack on the West Side near the Parade Route only a few hours before the parade was due to commence. Eight people were killed in that attack. They’d considered cancelling the parade apparently, but instead let it proceed with increased security.
I caught a ferry out to New Jersey just to get a photo of the skyline view of NYC from another angle.
I like playing around with angles.
Speaking of angles, it pays to go up high in NYC, and I don’t just mean the rooftop bars. 🙂
On the rooftop open air platform at the top of the Rockefeller Centre, I watched the sun set on the city that never sleeps.
This is part 1 of my New York City 2017 photo series.
This is Part 4 of my North America 2017 photo series.