Travel Tales and Pictures

Travel Stories and Photographs by John.


New York City, New York - Part II

I went to New York City on a business and my wife Catherine took vacation from her job to join me and we left on a Saturday so we could enjoy the city.

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Statue of Liberty from Battery Park at sunset

Catherine and I waited for the ferry at Ellis Island to go back to Battery Park and there was a beautiful sunset with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

Ellis Island Immigration Museum

After we left the Statue of Liberty we took a ferry to Ellis Island.

New York City skyline

On the ferry from Ellis island we had great nighttime views of the New York City skyline.

Personal memorial at World Trade Center Ground Zero

We walked from Battery Park all the way back to our hotel on 28th Street. Along the way we saw Ground Zero at the World Trade Center site.

World Trade Center Ground Zero

Firehouse Memorial across the street from the World Trade Center site

This is a 56-foot long bronze sculpture that shows firefighters battling the smoldering towers, located on the side of New York City's Engine 10 Ladder 10, directly across from Ground Zero. The memorial wall, the largest bas-relief sculpture in North America, has an inscription on its upper portion that reads, “Dedicated to those who fell and to those who carry on – May we never forget.”

A listing of active Fire Department members lost on 9-11 is displayed on the sculpture by rank (in alphabetical order) and includes each member’s company number. A timeline of major milestone events pertaining to attacks and the Department’s rescue and recovery effort is also incorporated into the base of the memorial.

Firehouse 10

Memorial inside the New York Fire Department Fire House 10 is located across the street from the World Trade Center site. They were the first to respond.

Christmas Trees

As we walked we also saw lots of Christmas lights.

A view of the hotel room at the Park South Hotel on 28th Street

While I was in New York I stayed at the Park South Hotel. For New York City it was a large room, centrally located in Manhattan, and very clean.

Catherine going to Grand Central Station from the subway system.

I told Catherine that I would take her picture and she is waving and trying to look at me, but is very distracted by the window shopping.

Catherine and I inside Grand Central Station.

One night we took the subway to Grand central Station and then walked to the Chrysler Building.

View of the the Chrysler building and lights reflected in a building next door.

Chrysler Building lobby

GE Headquarters at Rockefeller Center Plaza

We then walked up to Rockefeller Center and watched the ice skating and looked at the Christmas lights.

Ice skating at Rockefeller Center Plaza

Rockefeller Center Plaza

Bloomingdale's with snowflake lights

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