La Semana Hotel
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Bright eyed (sort of) and bushy tailed, layered head to toe, coffee in hand, we were ready to hit the streets and start sight seeing. Our sights started with a stroll through Central Park. It was so beautiful. The fresh, fresh, fresh morning air, snow covered gardens, frozen lakes, tree lined lanes, squirrels darting in every ...
... down the park. It is well used by the local community. Tonight at 8 pm there are still lots of people using the park for exercise.
Managed to get a seat at breakfast - we were earlier today and maybe others slept in on Sunday? Usual offerings but it is nice to have a breakfast in the hotel and not have to go out to find something to eat.
Our plan today was to go down town from where we were staying. Packed the backpack which had dried out over night and headed ...
... of. In researching it, I realised it was way out of town, so we were going by subway.
It took ages, and the trains and stations got ever more grubby as we got to almost the end of the line.
From the station, we had to walk through the park to get to the Cloisters, from which there were great views out over the Hudson River.
The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan a Museum of Art which is devoted to the art and architecture ...
... loop of the Hop on Hop off bus. Here we saw Columbus Circle, the Lincoln Centre, the Cathedral of St John the Devine, begun in 1892 and still unfinished, Riverside Church - tallest church in the US, Grant's Tomb, the final resting place of Ulysses S Grant and his wife, Columbia University, the oldest in NY, the unusual shaped Guggenheim museum , Harlem and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
... Being very touristy for the day!
When I first woke up, I left to hotel to find a coffee. The instant feeling when walking out onto the street was wow. The streets were bustling with Taxi's everywhere and people getting ready to go to work. Coffee shops were buzzing and the weather was great - could tell straight away that we were in for a great day.
First we headed to Ground Zero. It's hard to explain the feeling - it was a very surreal experience. ...