Friday, May 17, 2013

Divide and Conquer


We slept in just a wee bit!  And then...   shopping!

An American Girl store.  LOL    I need to bring my grand daughters.  Only I would would buy souvenirs for my dolls first.  lol

The buildings are so interesting and inside there is lots to see.  Not quite so much to buy. ;^)

I wanted to go back the the library!  My friend wanted to buy clothes so we agreed to meet back at the hotel.

The architecture was awesome and there a display of prints that showed the artist's process very well.

Then I was hungry and I can always find the book stores.  In this case a Barnes and Noble.  :)

St Patrick's Cathedral was nearby and had been recommended as a 'must see'.

I haven't been in a lot of cathedral's and this is pretty impressive.  The outside is shrouded as the restoring continues.  I'm not sure what to think of camera's clicking at the same time as people are trying to pray.  :0

I knew there were a couple of museums close but I saw and recognized this name right close to St. Patrick's.

So I had to go in.  I made a friend and added some new things to my cosmetic bag.  Every time I apply blush  over my soon to be wrinkle free face I shall now think of NYC!  lol

Way too many books and bottles.  Would I like a ride back the hotel???   SURE!

My new friend had recommended the view from the Mandarin Hotel which is on the opposite end of Central Park.  My old friends were game and we had just the loveliest time.  A lovely memory to finish off our time.

                                              Very classy, but then it was our very last night!  

Again, blurry.  But can you see the faeries!  

That is moss with glass flowers.

The view really was amazing.  I wish I'd had more time for the park.  My bicycle driver had offered his services for our last morning but it wasn't to be.  :(

We had a relaxing walk back and again enjoyed the magic that seems to permeate New Your City.


Mary Ann Tate said...

Too bad you didn't get to take the ride through the time:)

Createology said...

What a glorious trip you have had to NYC. You really got to see a lot in a short amount of time. You look radiant my dear. I like your choices of how you spent your last day. Architecture is always my favorite! Magical Memories...

Margaret said...

More memories rise up in me from your post! When I was a nanny that summer of '69 in White Plains, all of 16, I met another at the park with the children. She lived in the Bronx, when not boarding with her employers. We arranged a joint day off together and spent it in Manhatten. We bought toys for our wee charges at F.A.O. Schwartz, and...tried on fur coats in Saks! In July! At 16! I've never forgotten it, and your post brought it to the forefront of my memory again. Thank you! :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Glad you got to see St. Patrick's Cathedral. It truly IS a must see.

Of course, I also see you were bitten by the Starbucks bug (grin).

That view overlooking the park is awesome. It's amazing what fond memories you stirred up for me from your visit to NYC.

Margaret Applin said...

Wow it looks like you had a fantastic time!! You saw and did quite a lot!!!

Leanne said...

I have been so enjoying seeing your photos and reading about your trip. I can't wait until you go again and have more to share.