The GEM Hotel Hudson Yards/Midtown West
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SATURDAY 6th JUNE 2015
Raining, scattered showers forecast and a max. of 24. The humidity was 95%. Down to breakfast - you have to be quick to get the things you like on the buffet ! Choices go quickly, especially the croissants, and I do love to have one after my cereal., followed by some orange spice tea.
I just noticed they have changed the paintings in the restaurant! I like the new ones better – a little after ...
... more and had
barely got from the start of one hotel to the next and I needed a drink to cope
with the mass of people on the street. As we entered the casino in the basement
of the building and looked around we realised that we couldn’t see the end of
it, the casino lights just stretched into the distance all around. Bars and
food places stood on the horizon, waitresses in little aprons brought drinks to
chain smoking gamblers sat at tables and machines, ...
... was no more than some dead empty island, turns out I was wrong and a whole lot of people call that free ferry ride away island home :) We didn't linger long and turned the next corner at the terminal boarding the return ferry minutes later... Stoked to make it to my interviews in London, departure didn't feel awfully bad. It won't be the last time I'm visiting anyway :) Stay ...
... We saw some good old impressionist paintings too - Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and more. We looked at the Asian collection, the American collection and bits of other sections. Words can't describe the volume of artefacts and the scale of the place. There was a little girl - maybe 1 or 2 - with her mum, and her face said it all!
Next up we traversed across Central Park, heading towards the Hudson for a Circle Line sightseeing cruise. Central Park is still very ...
... mobile phones throughout the entire evening texting and/ or on Facebook and the piece-de-resistance; as soon as the first song begins, the first 10 rows in the theatre stand up, meaning that everyone behind also have to stand up, otherwise they won't see a thing. This is the strangest concert environment I have ever been in! I have to say that Australians on the whole are a million times more polite and respectful.
Having ranted about all of that ...