Tuesday, December 1, 2009

OH, N.Y.C., the whole world keeps coming....

Lyrics from the musical ANNIE....and so true.

In fact, the days we were there, so was the whole world! It was so crowded, the whole world HAD to be there!!

(Hey, I'm from Maine, where it's a 'traffic jam' if there are more than 3 cars at the stop light.)

Here are some images from our journey.

The view of the NYC skyline from the ferry terminal to go to Ellis Island. (Jersey side)
Blustery, raw day.

In a line boarding Miss New Jersey ferry. Notice the buildings to the left with the green roofs, one pointed and one round. The Twin Towers used to stand behind them.

Another view from the ferry terminal.

The terminal building from my seat on the ferry. It was great. I picked the seat right next to the heater. Nice.

Entrance to the Ellis Island Museum.

The immigrants traveling to the United States lugged their crap around in these types of luggage.

Next day, in the city. We started walking around at 42nd Street, wandering around aimlessly, crashing into 'stuff' as I was walking mostly looking UP.

Leaving Times Square.

After seeing Radio City Music Hall, Rockerfeller Plaza, and many store front displays, we ended up in Central Park.

Still pretty crowded for a park.

As picturesque as these things are, they have a certain aroma.

We ended up around 72nd Street and the Dakota, where John Lennon lived and died.
Yoko Ono donated a million dollars to Central Park to create a haven for John Lennon fans to wander, sit, remember and imagine.

After walking all day, we took the subway back to the bus which took us back to our car.

A lovely day was had by all.


brattcat said...

These are wonderful, Elenka, and since I was there the week before you I could experience this NYC set with all five senses. Great job of evoking the city through the eyes of an observant visitor.

Debbie said...

What a great trip and I loved seeing the photos! It was quite a trip down memory lane with lots of really interesting stuff...thanks. I had to laugh about the "Maine Traffic Jam" definition!! Great post!! Funny...how we get used to being in the state of Maine and are all comfy and cozy living here! I hate the city and will always be a country girl I think!

A New England Girl said...

Gorgeous photos. Thank you so much for sharing. :) I haven't been to the city in so long; it's nice to see it again through someone else's eyes and personal photos. I'm happy you had a good time, too!

Also, love the new header. It's so cute!

Pam said...

Figured out it was around thirty years ago when I was there. John Lennon was alive and well.Thanks for taking me back there Elenka with the photos- loved it!

Tara said...

Hey Elenka,
Can't believe you all can't have a Christmas tree in your school. WOW! Times are changing. FAST!
Thanks for the tour of NY, never been there, but I have been to Maine when I was a little girl. I am from VA and all my relatives on my dad's side are from East Coast states. I am a country girl and don't know if I could handle all that traffic.

Kathleen said...

Hi Elenka, hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I have been to NYC four times, but have never been to Ellis Island. Your photos made me want to go so bad. Great shots of Times Square too. I try to go once a year....hopefully next year! Hugs, Kathleen

Balisha said...

Thanks for bringing back some memories. Balisha

Anonymous said...

That was an interesting tour, Elenka, I have never been to New York.
Than you for your comment on my blog. Petra

Susie Q said...

My favorite place in the world to visit...loves NYC! Hope to get back next Spring....so glad yiou had such a sweet time there!!