Thursday, 25 October 2012

adventures of a New York wanderer | day 1

There were four other couples on the shuttle bus with Hazel, myself & Mr Grumpy (the driver), none of which were staying at the same hotel, so on the very first afternoon of our trip, we had an unexpected tour around mid-town Manhattan! We were the last ones to be dropped off at our chosen destination, the Edison Hotel on West 47th Street, which was literally just around the corner from Time Square. The hotel d├ęcor had an art deco flair to the exterior and all public areas, but a much less expressive, nay even bland scheme in the room interiors. Not to worry though. As long as there was somewhere to rest our weary heads and sooth our aching feet, we were happy.

Having dropped off our luggage, we promptly headed out to explore the local neighbourhood. In actual fact, we wandered about 12 blocks north and found ourselves at the south west corner of Central Park, at Columbus Circle (which just happens to be the only round-about in New York City!). 

It was already after 5pm and the light was beginning to fade, never-the-less we explored a fair chunk of the southern part of the park, finding the Mall …


the Bethesda Terrace (complete with silhouetted dancers!) and fountain ... 


 


 


and even managing to snap this shot of the city skyline as darkness began to fall … 


On the way back to our hotel we both had our first experience of New York’s culinary delights; hot dogs from a street vendor. The fist of many things I could tick off my “must see / do / eat” list.

1 comment:

listgirl said...

Beautiful photos Sue! Esp of the skyline at dusk. Can't wait to see what else was in your must see/do/eat list!