Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The city maintains a constant hum

View from Liberty Park

That a girl!

Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown
The subway in action.  And look at that happy fella at the end.


Chinatown

Chinatown

Grocery store in Chinatown



South Sea Port

South Sea Port

Financial District


Where we ate dinner in Little Italy

Lobby of Empire State Building

View from atop Empire State Building

Our next day in New York City included a view of the Statute of Liberty from Liberty Park, Chinatown, South Sea Port, Financial District, Little Italy and the Empire State Building. 

We were going from 8am until 10pm and it was completely worth my aching feet and ankles.

And, if you want to get a sense of the sound of NYC go back to the top of these photos and scroll through slowly.  But before you do, find three people to bang pots and pans together, run your dishwasher, turn your television up to a higher than normal volume, make sure your telephone is ringing and try to have a conversation over the noise. 

Then, and only then, will these photos really come to life.

-dana

17 comments:

Andrea R said...

I *love* New York. Isn't it amazing how even at night people are walking around like it's mid afternoon??

Sara said...

One day I want to go---- just once! Thanks for sharing and that last pic is so pretty:)

An Art Nest said...

Little Italy was my favorite place to stroll around! Thanks for the pictures!

Amy said...

I love you action subway shot! Awesome

beth said...

The "noise" at the end of your post made me laugh!!!!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Mmm dragonfruit! I haven't been back to NYC in a couple months and I'm definitely due for another weekend trip! The thing about the noise made me laugh because being a city girl, I don't 'hear' it, but my husband can't function in NYC. I can't talk to him unless I make sure I get his full attention and he's making eye contact with me lol!

Leslie said...

i love love love your description of the noise in NYC....it is so much fun there. i can not wait to get a chance to get down there again. you inspire me to explore more new places while we are there.

Kim said...

You certainly are making the most of your time! Goodness you are going to need a vacation from your vacation to get back to living in the quiet country. There is so much to see and do in NYC! How long did you wait to go up to the top of the empire state building?

Safe travels....but you must be home by now.....welcome home :0)
Happy Sewing

AnnieO said...

What an amazing day--great photos again--love the subway show :)

Thata girl!

Elissa said...

i love it! will have to check china town the next time i go....

only not for the chicken feet. ack.

alice said...

As I am viewing your amazing photos, 2 different tv's are blaring, the dishwasher is on, it's thundereing and the dog is whining in my ear. Am I close????
Looks like you guys are having a great time.
L,A-

Anonymous said...

these are awesome, looks like soooo much fun! -unkl jiff

sallgood said...

It's an amazing place, isn't it!! Our daughter and her husband are living in Manhattan while he's in grad school at Columbia and we've visited them twice- not nearly enough time to take in all of the wonderful variety of experiences NYC has to offer! (The MOMA is my favorite, but I LOVED the Red and White quilt show that was at the Armory. It was the most incredible q-show I've ever seen!)

Lara said...

Thanks for sharing your pics!!

Corinnea said...

It's overwhelming! I'd love to go and explore like you all are... I was only able to manage a drive down 5th Ave. It was from Harlem to China town, my NY overview!

Keep having fun!

heather said...

I've never been there, but your pics and the description helped me imagine it vividly!

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Dana, I love your pictures from your trip. You really have a great eye and took some awesome photos. It's hard for me to pick one because I think they are all great.
Enjoyed seeing the ones from today's post and the mother's day one too. Glad you had such great trips. I know what you mean about coming home- it's nice to go somewhere, see some things, but surely nice once you get back home.

So looking forward to meeting you at the Sewing Summit. :) What are you teaching??