Thanks for joining us in New York!
What a city!
Despite the rain, we had a fabulous day yesterday.
Met Grace for Brunch at the Highline Ballroom
(will blog more about that later in the week. It was wonderful)
Then we walked all along the Highline,
which is a walkway - a linear park - above the city in the Hell’s Kitchen area.
Trains used to run up there and they were going to pull it down,
but friends-of saved it and turned it into a really cool place.
(will blog more about that later in the week too. Not easy from a hotel room in Manhattan!)
It’s a real arty place, some of it quite obscure.
Grace decided we should have a day of New York Photo opportunities....
Not only the postcard picture perfect ones...
or the more thoughtful, creative ones...
but also the ridiculous ones,
where we added our sixpence worth to the art.
We wheelie had a lot of fun looking for
cool photo opportunities.
I so wanted to climb up on this tyre car and hug the tree,
but they wouldn’t let me.
The NYPD that is...
Macy’s. What an Aladdin’s Cave!
The Trolls were in town!
Grace so wants this part!!!
Then we stumbled upon more art.
Beautiful, crazy sculptures all along the road,
right up to Times square.
Wurka and Hollick even got in on the act!
The Giraffe and the owl...
and then there was the Pink Camel.
I got my foot stuck and peed my pants laughing.
Blimming Brits abroad.
But oh ! How we laughed.
Politely waiting for the family to move on....
so we could climb to the top...
can you see us????
In the evening, Alicia Keys was playing live and for free in
Times Square, so we enjoyed a blast of her in the open air.
and then we hijacked an NYPD scooter for good measure.
Got a TGIF takeout, went back to the hotel
and watched the Trump-Clinton
debacle debate on Telly.
All in all a very VERY memorable day.
Just got to climb the Empire State Building
and catch the Columbus Day Parade today,
before we head back to Blighty this evening...
see you on the other side!
Love and hugs,