Back in April I visited New York to
fangirl over Chris Corner visit a new country and continent. Here is a belated blog of my adventure. Because of the number of photos I’m splitting each day into it’s own post.
Day 3: High Line, Central Park and Times Square
The day started with a bit of a novelty; the subway was working. Sort of. It turned out there were still works taking place. It was very slow progress to Manhattan.
My plan was to walk The High Line. This is an abandoned railway that has been converted into an elevated park that runs up the west side of Manhattan. Getting there proved a bit more difficult then expected as yet again the subway was playing up. Now I can see why New Yorkers rant about the MTA!
It also transpires that I’m a terrible member of the LGBT community because I managed to walk past the Stonewall Inn without realising!
The area around the park is being redeveloped at the moment, so the air was filled with the sound of construction. Along the path there is lots of public art.
The High Line leads to Hudson Yards, a large tower block complex being built over some railway yards.
I must admit the ending of the High Line was a little disappointing, I’m sure it will be really nice when the Yards are finished, but at the moment it ends in the middle of a large construction site.
I did consider trying to find the Empire State Building, but found myself being distracted by some of the more interesting buildings on the way.
Well that and Sephora… I was very restrained!
I caught the subway to Union Square, as nearby there was a Goth shop there called Gothic Renaissance. A short browse and then I treated myself to a Pizza in a nearby cafe. Rush hour was starting, so I thought it might be a good idea to walk to Central Park. I didn’t want experience the Subway at rush hour.
On the way I passed through Grand Central Terminal. The interior was beautiful but my photos didn’t come out.
I arrived at Central park just as the sun was starting to set. It was absolutely beautiful and strangely peaceful given the noisy and busy city around it.
With the sun having set, I walked the short distance to Times Square. It was the polar opposite of Central park. Crowds of tourists and huge advertising screens.
After the hubbub of Times Square, I caught the Subway back to the apartment. I had an early night because I wanted to pack for the flight home the following day. Also I was tired from all the walking I’d done.
I received some bad news as I was getting ready to leave New York. Unfortunately a family member had passed away in the night. So that meant my final morning in New York was quite subdued.
To finish with here are a couple of photos of the Apartment. I booked through Air BnB. Here’s a link if you fancy staying there.
I loved my time in New York. It is up there as one of my favourite cities. Even though it does feel like I’ve only scratched the surface. The city feels as though you could visit multiple times without going over old ground. I will go back one day to tick off a few more things (The Stonewall inn for example!). There is a rather interesting little Goth festival there too.
I hope you enjoyed this series of posts. I’m planning a trip to California in the new year. Now if only a certain band would announce some tour dates…