Friday, December 9, 2011

New York, New York: Day 2 Bus Tour

Day 2 of our New York City adventure included a double decker bus tour of the city.  It was a wonderful way to see the sights of the city as well as get a good bit of history we would not have from simply walking around. 

Tyler and Daddy on top of the bus.

The Fashion District with the iconic needle threading the button.

Madison Square Garden, the world's most famous arena, and our awesome tour guide, Jose.
We returned to MSG later in the trip for the Mizzou game.

Empire State Building from a distance.

Empire State Building up close.
The observatory is on the 86th floor but the building goes to the 102nd floor.   Only 1,860 steps to the top if you don't want to take the elevator. 

The Flatiron Building - a skyscraper when built in 1902.

9/11 tiles memorial in the West Village

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, ceramic studios around the world joined together to offer a creative outlet to the people of our nation.

Thousands of tiles, reflecting patriotism, heroes, courage, unity, poetry, and other positive themes arrived in NYC, and more continue to arrive. The “artists” are represented worldwide and have been families, children, schools, churches, scouts, and senior groups. Each tile reflects the artists’ thoughts of sadness and hope in theface of this American tragedy and once again, shows that the American people will pull together in times of national disaster.

Tyler and Grandpa enjoying the bus tour.

One World Trade Center rebuilding.

Famous intersection of Wall St. and Broadway.  We visited Wall Street on our last day in the city (not many pictures to show as it was raining and didn't want to break out the camera). 

Tyler decided to take a nap on the tour.

The Staten Island Ferry. 
We revisited this an planned on taking the ferry across but the fog the following day deterred us from the trip.

The underneath view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Jeff took this photo...thought the sign was funny and laughed about it for several blocks.

The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.  We came back to Rockefeller later in the trip too. 

We got off the bus tour at Central Park and made the second half of the day more geared toward Tyler.  I will save those pics for another post.  Can you tell we had a great trip?

1 comment:

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