Friday, 11 May 2012

A Walk in the Park

The day after the Independence tour in Philly, Paul and I went into New York, all by ourselves! Train, subway and walking.
We caught the train into Manhattan and after fortifying ourselves with a coffee in a Russian coffee house, we then caught the ‘blue line’ (subway) up to 86th street and walked across Central Park, past the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Lake. Here we met a Dutch couple (who took our photo) in between their apartment hunting – at $6000 per month!
Then to the Guggenheim museum, a striking building (see below) where we saw a number of major exhibitions all with audio guided tour included in the entry fee. There were large sculptures made of car parts (odd but very good), impressionists, a photographic exhibition and a multimedia presentation about oppression particularly in Burma, Kashmir and other less fortunate parts of the world.
We walked back through Central Park, past the Great Lawn, the Belvedere Castle, the Boathouse and the huge fountain, where it started to rain. Umbrellas and coats on, we continued on to 50th street and back to the subway to meet our connecting train back to NJ (New Jersey), all in peak hour.

The Guggenheim Museum, New York
The lobby of the Guggenheim

Central Park Lake

They were everywhere!

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