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Brians RTW

New York, New York

sunny 28 °C

Since my last entry I have arrived in New York and what a truly exciting city it is. Just standing tin Times Square, what a huge buzzz the atmosphere,the neon lights, the noise, the people truly truly exciting.
Have also been to Central Park its amazing such a beautifulpark right in the middle of a thriving bustling city and so big, it has something for everone, playgrounds for the kids, sportsfields,lakes and plenty of areas where you can just sit down and absorb eveything.
Yesterday I did the building thing went to the top of Rockafellow Centre (the Rock) which I think is 76 floors up and the home of CBN. After that I did the Empire State Building and went to level 102, at the moment it is the tallest builiding in New York and it was a lovely clear evening, so you could see for miles and miles andmade the one and half hour wait (thats after a 40 minute lineup to get tickets) all worth it.....after all you cant come to NY and not do the Empire State building. Someone was saying today that next week(?) there will be one taller but I haven't heard that anywhere else. To top my day off I had tea at Planet Hollywood, I had forgotten the music and everyhting that you experience there, it was electric.
The thrills just keep on coming today I caught the underground down to Manhatten, walked down Wall St,saw the NY stock Exchange although wasn't allowed in, went into Tiffany's (wow the jewellery in that store not to mention the price tags) went to the Twin Towers site and they have commenced rebuilding on that site now, so I went to the remembrance site they have, it is so emotional just being there and there were quite a number wiping tears from their eyes.
from there wait for it I did the Statue of Liberty cruise and again a huge crowd 45minutes to get tickets then another 95 to actually get on the boat after an airport type security scanning. Unfortunately I couldn't do the climb as they had all been sold for today but I got to walk around it, it just seems so different actually being there, sometimes I have to pinch myself, is this a dream or what!!

Posted by Brians RTW 14:48 Archived in USA Tagged round_the_world

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