Trip Start Aug 13, 2007
7Trip End Sep 02, 2007
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I gave Rose a Crystal Rose, she almost cried. Probably would have if it wasn't for the number of people around. Took a long time to take photos, sorry Rose. Rose was great.
Take note. The coffee is not very nice. They think it strange when you have to ask for a hot coffee.
We took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty, didn't realize the French built it for the Yanks.
Central Park was beautiful, really needed much more time to explore here, be warned.
It best to stay in hotels with sound proofing or many stories up, New York is so busy and goes 24 hours and the drivers are always sounding their horns as are very impatient. We had a good room and weren't disturbed, very lucky.
Bought a massive bronze Eagle and painting of an Indian women and child which had to be shipped to NZ. What a bargain. Still waiting for them to arrive.
Bought my new camera underwater housing and gear from B&H Photo and Video, they claim to be the biggest camera shop in the world. Very efficient , very Jewish, never seen so many of them before. www.bhphotovideo.com
We went to the Rockerfella Centre and went to the top floor, unfortunately started pissing down with rain, then the thunder started so we went down and found a cafe to have lunch. We decided to have lunch outside under an umbrella. Crazy but fun. Best meal we had in Manhatten. About 1 hour later, it really started hosing down so we had to retreat inside.
You can actually see the rain pissing down by the car here.
Beware fo the taxis. They are however a great way to get around. At least it takes the fuss out of finding your way around and man, are they fast and crazy. Not for the faint hearted. I loved it. Often the fare was just over $5 so we usually paid them 10. Left to right, World Trade Centre, Young boy looking down hole where fountain briefly stopped going, yes, I was waiting for that shot, last, Seafarers memorial.
Aug 20 next portion of trip.