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Today we had a walking tour booked with Inside Out tours called Highlights of Midtown Architecture. We met outside the UN Building at 11am and the tour was three hours long.
It was a great tour actually - we saw parts of the city we would have otherwise overlooked, and went into a few buildings that we would not have known we could go in. Of course, the UN Building is off limits, but we walked up thru a part of the area called Tudor ...
... and having a good time. It was full of all sorts of people, mostly families, and there's a brilliant atmosphere – especially at the 7th inning when they play 'Take Me Out To The Ball Game' and everyone sings and dances along with it, or of course when they hit a home run! The Mets even won which we're told is extremely unusual!
We took a subway all the way back into the city and found on arrival that the good ...
... OK onwards - Yankee Stadium. Biggish, bright clean and up on the 4th level right at the top where we were, just a wee bit windy! Only Willem had previously been to a US baseball game so this was a new one for most of us. It seems that baseball in New York's number one sport despite the NHL and 2 NBA teams. The stadium was awash with blue interspersed only with the odd orange for the Baltimore Orioles fans. Strangely (in my mind at least) they play ...
... there and it was most embarrassing. We continued walking up to Central Park. It was absolutely beautiful - just like the parks in Chicago - with snow covered grasslands, trees and iced-over ponds. Very, very pretty. The park is so large though, so we didn't get around much of it before heading to a Broadway show at 3:00 pm, which was a last minute decision. Ryan and I separated so that I could go and buy the tickets in time, and he was going to meet me at the theater via the hotel ...
... in and had burgers. Yum.
After lunch, we walked around the store for a while before making our way to the Bronx and the Botanic Gardens for a tour of miniature NYC made from organic materials. The train trip was long, you don't realise how big the five boroughs of NYC are until you get off Manhattan. It took around 40 minutes on the train and then a 15 minute walk in pouring rain. Then when we got to the garden we had another ten minute walk to get ...
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