We got going at around noon and hopped off the subway just before the Brooklyn Bridg…
Just what a full time we had yesterday. We had a wonderful breakfast in our bed and breakfast at about 8:30 am and contributed some good talks with a young couple from an older couple and Sweden from Holland, the hostess was contributing also. That is one-of my favourite reasons for bed and breakfasts, frequently they offer really tasty filling foods and a great talk to go with it. Get more on our favorite partner use with by clicking thumbnail.
We got going at around noon and jumped off the train prior to the Brooklyn Bridge and ended up exploring the old Brooklyn Heights community somewhat, a spot with many well-preserved brownstones and expensive apartment buildings with a great view of downtown Manhattan. Dig up new resources on our favorite partner URL – Click here: logo. To discover more, please consider checking out: slack ftp. Then we started our walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, and started to soak-in the vistas of the famous skyscrapers.
The Manhattan Bridge is extremely near the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building is seen coming. Plenty of walkers and bikers were making the trekk across the bridge and the weather was pretty good, sunny with about 1-6 degrees Celsius.
After the bridge we attained NYC City Hall which was blocked off to pedestrian traffic and there was a big congregation of media people on the front steps. To get alternative interpretations, consider taking a peep at: return to site. A lot of people were sitting around the beautiful fountain just beyond town hall and with the blue sky, the trees and the surrounding architectural arrangements this was just the great destination for a break away with the-camera. I particularly fell deeply in love with the elaborate spires of the Woolworth Building.
Then we headed more west, explored the garden of St. Paul’s Cathedral that will be right across from the World Trade Center location. As a first place of refuge after the disaster, the churchyard has many plaques commemorating the events of 911 and it took over 2 years to clear all the dirt from the yard that had fallen down with the failure of the houses.
We then proceeded to Ground Zero. The place is fenced off with different posters showing the history of the houses, the activities of 911, and the names of the more than 2700 subjects. The loss of 9-11 is extremely hard to grasp and when you are immediately where it happened, you remember most of the horrible images and the even more horrible events of the fateful day, now more than 31/2 years back. It is so hard to assume these 2 huge structures collapsing, surrounded o-n all sides by other highrise towers, and what it will need to have been like this time, with people running through the streets, debris raining down, relief individuals risking their lives to help the victims. The police pres-ence, incidentally, was very good and we were not sure if there was a particular reason for that or if that was the case everyday.
After reflecting for some time and absorbing the incomprehensible nature of the loss we went south on Liberty Street into Battery Park. A lot of African entrepreneurs were around with bags and bags full of merchandise and it seems they were very careful to not be viewed by the authorities. We had a lovely view across the bay towards the statue of liberty and proceeded to our next destination – the Staten Island Ferry final, where our next venture began…
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