NEW YORK CITY turned out to be just what I expected and nothing like what I'd expected, all at the same time. It was fascinating, rich, quirky, and fun.
I want to go back as soon as I can.
New York City has a unique vibe. It feels large and small, simple and complex, old and new. Somehow these strange contrasts work together perfectly.
My wife and I enjoyed four fantastic days in the city. We walked to restaurants, rode subway lines, busses, boats and cabs. We ate delicious food and spent time with dear friends. By the end, we were physically worn out but our spirits were alive and happy. It was an awesome trip.
Here's a selection of photos I shot to tell the story in images:
Wednesday, September 17th
NYC Subway map. Very useful!
View from our hotel on 43rd Street and 2nd Avenue.
Pad Thai & Pad See Euw, Talent Thai Kitchen, 34th Street & 3rd Avenue.
Talent Thai Kitchen Food Sketchnote
Chrysler Building view from our hotel door at dusk.
Chrysler Building view from our hotel door at night.
Thursday, September 18th
Woke up in the City that Never Sleeps.
Brooklyn Bridge B&W
Brooklyn in the distance.
Proof shot! I was on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Julianna's Pizza. Fabulous!
Julianna's Pizza Sketchnote.
Friday, September 19th
Scones and coffee at Le Pain Quotidien on 3rd Avenue.
Street market on 43rd Street & 3rd Avenue.
Grand Central Station windows.
Grand Central Station main hall.
Saturday, September 20th
Crosstown bus stop on East 42nd Street.
Our Circle Tour of Manhattan happened on this ferry.
Statue of Liberty.
Under the Brooklyn Bridge.
UN Building. Our hotel was right behind it.
Exquisite design details like this one for Borough Hall in Brooklyn, are everywhere in the subways.
Brooklyn Crab, Red Hook.
Upper Deck at Brooklyn Crab, Red Hook.
Robin Williams sticker in Red Hook.
Lady Liberty from Red Hook.
Freedom Tower at dusk.
9/11 Memorial, South Tower location.
Too many names on that monument. Such a tragedy.
Freedom Tower at night.
Grand Central and The Chrysler Building.
End of the line!
Thank you, New York City!