We flew here from Dublin when the trip ended. What can I say about New Yahk that hasn’t been said? It’s a collage, magnified a thousand times over. There are the street gospel singers of Queens, the traffic jam of tourists with selfie sticks crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, the gargantuan skyscrapers that give you vertigo without even trying, the quiet walk along the Hudson from lower Manhattan to Christopher Street, the bagel sculptures – symbol of the City, the memorials to the Stonewall Uprising, the village, and Washington Square Park with its jazz bands/keyboardists/relaxing New Yorkers/performance artists among the trees and fountains, Times Square with its giant neon Batman signs and naked women painted red, white, and blue insisting that men be photographed with them (for money of course), and of course – Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,which I describe in the first blog entry. We sure wouldn’t want to live there, but we do plan to return!
The first shot shows the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan. The second is Washington Square Park, and the third is Times Square.