Central Park and a fine day

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May 1st 2014
Published: June 11th 2017
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The rain stopped today and it has fined up to be a beautiful day. We set off this morning to take the subway to Grand Central station. It was crowded as usual but then I think it is always crowded. We got off at grand central and made our way up to the top and into the main hall. it is quite spectacular and very ornate, although not as huge as it looks in the movies. There is a fresh food market there and a dining hall where we had a delicious red velvet cheesecake.
The main hall leads off to several different subway stations that go in all directions and also to trains that I presume venture to further parts of New York.
We took a few photos then carried on down 5th avenue to look at the Rockefeller centre and St Patricks cathedral. St Patricks is undergoing a vast renovation and cleaning of alll the marble columns but it is still a beautiful building and has many colourful stained glass windows and marble statues.
The shopping on 5th ave as you can imagine is all designer shops and all very expensive. We stopped for a look in Tiffanys and ogled the exquisite yellow diamonds. Ross wouldn't buy me one though.
After making our way down the avenue we stopped at a food cart at the entrance to Central park and had a hotdog for lunch. We think the hotdog vendor was also charging Tiffanys prices!
There were lots of people enjoying the fine weather and strolling through the park. All of the underpasses had buskers showcasing their talents. One group of soul singers accompanied by violin and guitar were particularly good and their music sounded beautiful in the undercroft where they were singing.
There were lots of little birds and squirrels flitting about and all the flowering trees were in bloom.
The horse and carriage people were doing a roaring trade, although the poor horses looked rather bored.
The park is really beautiful and must be a wonderful haven for all the residents of these apartments and there were several nannies with their obnoxious rich little charges out getting some fresh air.
We walked almost the length of the park finishing at the Jackie Onasiss reservoir.

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