Central Park Pond – New York City

Central Park Pond - New York City

My last day in New York so I wanted the make sure it was the best. Did a little shopping and then dragged Mike back up to Central Park to find the pond I had seen some great pictures taken from. We were both very thankful that we made the effort as the area of the park we found was stunning (as the picture below shows). To the right of this picture was a small bridge over the pond and an ice rink.

5th Ave Skyscrappers New York

5th Ave Skyscrappers New York

Walked down to the east side to visit the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) but got there a little early so walked across the 5th Ave and visited the National Basket Ball (NBA) store and also went into the Disney store. MOMA was really great and there was a lot of extremely interesting and inspirational art and design pieces. I then took the subway downtown to see ground zone and take a few photos. I spent the rest of the day shopping around Macys, the Empire State Building and 5th Ave. The photo below was taken from outside the New York Central Library. That evening I walked back to Time Square for even more shopping.

Statue of Liberty – New York

Statue of Liberty - New York

Got up early and walked down to Time Square after breakfast. Took a few photos of Time Square in the day time and then jumped on a coach for a movie tour of New York City. Never realised just how many films are shot in and around New York. The tour ended about lunch time so I got the subway downtown to the Ferry. The group got the last ferry out to Liberty Island and I took a few photographs of the Statue of Liberty and views towards New York City from the island. We took got the ferry back to Manhattan and then subway back to the west side YMCA. That evening we all went to a Broadway Musical called Avenue Q which was basically an adult version of the Muppets and was extremely funny.

View from the Top of the Rockafeller Centre New York

View from the Top of the Rockafeller Centre New York

After the trip up the Empire State Building I did a little shopping around Macy’s and Dr. Jay’s. I then took the subway back to the YMCA. That evening a few of us walked back to 5th ave to the Rockafeller Centre. This recently opened (October 2005) a viewing platform at the top of the building which is open till 11pm at night so gives great views from the 70th floor. As you can see in the photo I took below.