Meeting Scott

Trip Start Aug 21, 2005
Trip End Sep 21, 2005

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Flag of United States  , New York
Thursday, September 1, 2005

Walked down first thing to the Dakota building (where John Lennon was shot) and then crossed over to Central Park to see his memorial- a mosaic saying "Imagine". Even though I hate the song "Imagine" with a passion, the mosaic was very nice. And best of all- they were selling SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS shaped ice creams nearby!!!
After walking through Central Park (yay- millions of more squirrels) and perusing the Ramble (supposed to be a beat :-/) we made our way to the art gallery where we were meeting Lawrie's good friend Scott. It was nice to be taken through an art gallery by someone who knows and appreciates art, and Scott explained styles and what-not of various artists. Very cool.
After having lunch (brightly coloured cup cakes and instant coffee) Lawrie and I continued our tour of Central Park (didn't realise how big it was) in to the evening. Decided the touristy thing of taking a horse-driven carriage through Central Park at night just wasn't for us, so after walking our feet off we caught the subway home.
There is a certain stigma about riding the New York subway that I'd always had (and apparently at one stage it would have been justified), and that is that it was very unsafe. At no time though did I feel unsafe or threatened. Being such a large city there are always people about, and the stations are quite well lit. We just ride the subway EVERYWHERE, and as long as you have the subway map on you it is very easy to navigate.
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