The Big Apple – Part 2 ~ My husband’s Gap Year at 60!

Our five days in New York felt more like two weeks in the nicest possible way. Each day we must have walked several miles and visited numerous sights. The best thing we did was to buy a three day New York Pass and the second was hubby’s careful planning of our action packed trip. Here is just a taste of day 2:

We danced in the snow in Central Park (acca Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers)  and got well and truly lost ~ we were told the park was designed that

Central Park New York

Central Park New York

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We visited The Metropole and when our feet were too tired to stroll through another gallery we had a coffee and I irreverently The Two Dianas!posed beside a sculpture of my name sake ‘Diana’ the huntress.

Managing to traverse safely back over the park to the subway with the help of directions from a helpful New Yorker (we found the people we more than willing to help out when we didn’t understand the subway system for example) we visited the Cathedral of St John the Divine, the largest in the world. Our detour was certainly rewarded.  This multi-faith place of worship had a lovely atmosphere, its imposing columns towering above us as we sat and contemplated for a while – a moment of calm in a manic city! Here’s a photo of the sculpture of a Phoenix hanging above the nave!DSCN1656

Choosing New York’s most famous icon to complete our day we waited until the sun was setting whilst on the top of The Empire State Building, watching the city come to life and light – magical!

View from The Empire State BuildingA quick supper and then crashed into bed – the end of day 2 🙂


About Diana Jackson

Author of 'The Healing Paths of Fife', Historical Romantic fiction ~ The Riduna Series set in 19th and early 20th Century a murder mystery ~ 'Murder, Now and Then' and two memoir. What links my books ~ history! Riduna on Twitter and on Facebook too!
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3 Responses to The Big Apple – Part 2 ~ My husband’s Gap Year at 60!

  1. Ellen Hawley says:

    I’m a native New Yorker, now living in Cornwall. Thanks for the quick trip home.

  2. Pingback: My husband’s Gap Year at 60 ~ An Eventful Trip to Arras | A Selection of Recollections

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