Published: November 24th 2007August 22nd 2007
Loved New York, even though the weather was rotten. Manhattan with its awesome art deco skyscrapers is out of this world. We only had 3 days in New York, arriving at JFK airport on the 18th August, we hopped on one of those classic yellow cabs to our hotel (Deauville), which was small, quaint and reasonably priced.
Things we did in 3 days: Visited the UN building and took a guided tour round it; shopped in Macy's (the world's largest store) but didn't buy anything (I love doing that!); went inside the Chrsyler building (beautiful art deco building) and the Empire State Building; watched a street procession celebrating the Independence of India; I (Gerry) bought a new camera which is fantastic and cheap; took the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (which used to be the place where all immigrants were processed); walked across the Brooklyn Bridge (which I, Gerry, have always wanted to see, as one of my favourite pieces of art is the montage of Brooklyn Bridge by David Hockney); had a truly rotten Indian meal; and we walked and walked all over Manhattan.
On the 21st August we took a cab out to
the airport where we hired a car and set off for New Haven and Boston.
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