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... smaller side chapels and beautiful stained glass windows.
After all of this we were ready for a coffee so walked down 5th Avenue to find the Barnes and Noble. As we walked along we were impressed by the facades of some of the buildings that make up the Rockefeller Centre, on the other side of the road – some interesting art deco and related effects (significant characteristics in New York architecture).
... visited the observation deck at the twin towers in the World Trade Center. Today, almost nothing remains of the original World Trade Center complex. After the terrorist attacks, the footprint of the twin towers were turned into reflecting pools. I don't know what I expected to feel, but whatever I had in my head, I was surprised. Despite to enormous Sunday crowds, the entire complex made me feel calm and at peace. I was ...
... a determined hop-on-hop-off ticket seller who gave us a great deal on a two day pass and (indecision solved) offered us a free 2 hour city night tour that was leaving imminently from that very spot.
The tour through downtown and across Manhatten and Brooklyn bridges was very informative and we got a great overview of some iconic landmarks, snippets of history, politics, famous residents, a lesson on the geographic make-up of the ...
Best of all was the Biblical Garden, to the rear of the Cathedral.It was established in 1973. I loved this little garden; it was just delightful. All the plants can be found named in the Bible – tamarisk, rose, cedar of Lebanon, juniper, laurel etc. It was so pretty. A couple of jewel-coloured peacocks were wandering outside the garden, calling out 'help' every so often, in their penetrating cries. I really enjoyed visiting this ...
... restaurant for a bit of tea and cake. Disappointingly I didn't have time to find somewhere with free wifi in the city and catch up on some emails without using up my onboard, very expensive Cunard minutes.
Dorothy joined our table tonight. She is a lone American on a table full of Brits and she struggled with Bob (1)'s Glaswegian accent and Bob (2)'s broad East Anglian accent. I suspect she may have moved to a new ...