Hello from New york city City, our personal experience with this great city. Exactly what a mafull day we had the other day. Is there a better way to start your day with a delightful breakfast in our bed and breakfast at about 7:30 am and shared some nice discussions with a young couple from Norway and an older couple from Holland, the person hosting was getting involved. This is among my preferred features of bed and breakfasts, usually, they use actually tasty filling meals and an excellent discussion to opt for it.
We started at around noon and hopped off the subway right before the Brooklyn Bridge and ended up checking out the historic Brooklyn Heights area a bit, a place with numerous well-preserved brownstones and pricey apartment with a perfect view of downtown Manhattan. Our tour went further with our walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and started to soak in the vistas of the popular skyscrapers.
The Manhattan Bridge is within walking distance of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building shows up on the horizon. Tons of cyclists and walkers were making the journey across the bridge, and the weather condition was quite good, warm with about 16 degrees Celsius.
NYC City Hall
After the bridge, we reached NYC City Hall which was obstructed off to pedestrian traffic and there was a big parish of media people on the front steps. Lots of individuals were relaxing the stunning water fountain just outside of city hall and with the blue sky, the blooming trees and the surrounding architectural arrangements this was just the best place to snap away with the camera. My highlight of the day was the elaborate spires of the Woolworth Building.
We headed even more west, checked out the yard of St. Paul’s Cathedral which is best throughout from the World Trade Center place. As the first place of refuge after the tragedy, the churchyard has lots of plaques honoring the events of 911 and it took more than 2 years to clear all the debris from the lawn that had dropped with the collapse of the structures.
We then proceeded to Ground Zero. The location is partitioned with different posters revealing the history of the structures, the events of 911, and the names of the more than 2700 victims. The disaster of 911 is very difficult to understand and when you are right there where it happened, you remember all the horrible photos and the much more horrible occasions of that fateful day, now more than 31/2 years back.
It is so hard to imagine these 2 huge buildings collapsing, surrounded on all sides by other high rise towers, and what it needs to have resembled that day, with people going through the streets, debris drizzling down, rescue workers risking their lives to assist the victims. The police presence, by the method, was very strong and we weren’t sure if there was a unique factor for that or if that held true every day.
After reflecting for a while and soaking up the incomprehensible nature of that catastrophe we walked south on Liberty Street into Battery Park. Great deals of African entrepreneurs were around with suitcases and bags loaded with product and it appears they were really mindful not to be seen by the police. We had a gorgeous view throughout the bay to the statue of liberty and continued to our next destination – the Staten Island Ferry terminal, where our next adventure started …
After the bridge, we got here at NYC City Hall which was blocked off to pedestrian traffic and there was a huge parish of media people on the front steps. Tons of individuals were sitting around the lovely fountain just outside of city hall and with the blue sky, the flowering trees and the surrounding architectural plans this was simply the perfect location to snap away with the cam. The area is fenced off with numerous posters revealing the history of the buildings, the occasions of 911, and the names of the more than 2700 victims. Every time it makes me emotional if you think about these 2 massive buildings collapsing, surrounded on all sides by other high rise towers, and what it needs to have been like that day, with people running through the streets, debris raining down, rescue workers risking their lives to assist the victims.