Monday, December 30, 2013

Taking a big bite out of The Apple

Carl and I spent the week after Thanksgiving in New York City. Our daughter, Jessica, moved to Astoria, Queens in June and that was enough excuse to revisit NYC. We spent two nights with her family, then five nights at The Essex House in Central Park South.

We were there many years ago when I showed my card line at the National Stationery Show but we didn't really have time to do a lot. This trip would be different! We planned to be tourists. It was the perfect time of year to be there. We were blessed with perfect weather...cold but clear and sunny. The store windows were decorated for the holidays,  the streets were filled with happy people.

One of my favorite things about traveling is taking photographs. So here's my New York City! And, by the way, all the photos were taken with my iPhone. :)

The Trinity Root Memorial Sculpture

Mosaic in one of the many subway stations

Jessica and Max

Battery Park Station

Lady Liberty- up close and personal

Beautiful city view aboard Miss New York

Our view of Manhattan on the boat ride back

Ethan knew about these boards in Battery Park that make sounds when you jump on them

Carl and I with Max, 3 and Ethan, 13

Where we stayed for five nights

One of the many fabulous Bergdorf Goodman windows

My favorite Bergdorf window

This was the 3rd Le Colonial restaurant where we've had dinner- love the food

Grand Central Terminal

Art Nouveau detail from the Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building reflection

Inside Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal (exterior)

New York Pubic Library

Ice skaters at Bryant Park

Memories of Project Runway

We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge
View of Dumbo from the bridge

Carl, the engineer, was fascinated by the structure

My favorite photo of the bridge
A friendly woman asked us if we'd like our picture taken together- Central Park

I always try to find some great graffiti to stand in front of

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