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Thursday, January 21, 2010

USA trip. Day six January 1st 2010. New York City, New York

Theres lots of tributes like this in America, the have a lot more pride in their service men and women. Each of these ribbons represents someone who passed away in Iraq.

Tile tributes to victims of 9/11

This stood in the foyer of the World Trade Centre... a very emotional place

The site of WTC. Impossible to comprehend that day

The bell of hope donated from London

9/11 tributes from children

Badges from all the services that helped in the aftermath

Wall street

The Wall Street Christmas Tree

Ma at Tiffany and Co

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree

The Empire State Building, looking out from our Hotel room
Today we went on the "hop on, hop off" bus through NYC. We passed the Empire State Building, Flat Iron District, Greenwich Village (where Friends was filmed), SoHo, China Town, Little Italy, Battery Park (where the WTC sphere stands), the WTC site - which was mainly a construction site making it very hard to comprehend that day, then we went to St Pauls, a small church directly across from the site - The Church was mainly undamaged after the attack and became a place of rest and support in the days following 9/11 and now holds many tributes, it was so sad - I balled my eyes out! We then went to Wall Street, past the Waldorf Astoria hotel - where Paris Hilton grew up - and then on the The Rockefeller centre where we saw the ice skating rink and the Christmas Tree. We walked around Times Square in the evening with the idea of going to a Broadway show, but being New Years Day, the few that were showing were sold out so we walked through New York City, past the beautiful Christmas decorations on 6th Avenue and then to Bryant Park with the idea of ice skating but it was far too busy. New York City is an amazing place, it's sad that today is our last full day here!

2 comments:

  1. Love the shot of the Chrissy tree! I can imagine how overwhelming visiting the 9/11 site would be.

    PS... I'm getting more and more jealous every day!

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  2. However... Now that this trip is done and dusted. I'm a little excited! You're next one is going to be to have beers with me?

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