The Trip: Pics

June 7, 2014

Well, I guess I’ve got a bit more to share from THE TRIP! I realized after my last post that I failed to include photos. Yes, I shared food pics, but we—Cate and I—did take other pictures. Before I share my pics, here is a link to Cate Rubin Art at Fine Art America. Photos 42-50 on page 2 are from our trip, all of the photos are for sale (in many formats/sizes), and she’s got lots more talent than I’ll ever have.

Now, I have many pictures, but in going through them I note the fact that many are familiar sites, and my takes are not especially … well, not especially special. So, while we saw and photographed many of the usual suspects in both cities, I’m only sharing the few that are not totally ordinary:

Arrival

Arrival

Now, as many people know, the official name for this airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Thus, this reminder that the airport had a different name for all of its earlier life.

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art really is a special place. The building is grand, but for such a stately and large place, it’s amazingly comfortable and manageable. Really, a “must stop and see” on any DC trip. And, new if you haven’t been to DC for 20+ years is the NGA’s Sculpture Garden. Here are a few shots. (Special recognition for any readers who can identify all of the sculptors.)

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In NYC I’m starting with Eataly, only because it was across the street from our hotel. It was our first stop after checking in. It’s certainly an impressive feat, but Cate was a “walkaway” after comparing the price for a Panini at Eataly with her cheese man’s price in Sicily.

Eataly

Eataly

The Lower Manhattan series begins with the Statute of Liberty and Ellis Island, first sites for my peeps! The Freedom Tower has been topped off, but it does not dominate the skyline like its predecessors. As previously noted, we did not cross the Brooklyn Bridge, but I found it, from the street at least, a dominating structure.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

Freedom Tower

Freedom Tower

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Las Maison du Chocolat is a beautiful—and absurdly pricey—shop. I share it and Starbucks as reminders that New York City is a commercial center. (Actually, I shared the Starbucks photo because the number sequence made no sense to me. Cate told me it was art, as if that explained everything!)

La Maison du Chocolat

La Maison du Chocolat

Starbucks

Starbucks

George Washington was sworn in for his first term at Federal Hall. Very awesome to be in such a place!

Federal Hall

Federal Hall

Finally from lower Manhattan are two photos of the United States Custom House, repurposed as a museum and as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. In this building lots of debt vanished!

United States Customs House

United States Custom House

Sharing!

Next? Random shots from Little Italy and Chinatown, and a couple of iconic stops:

Little ItalyChinatownDSCN0847Win Sea Food MarketThe Bitter End Yonah Schimmel (or is that Shimmel?)

The Flatiron Building is really very beautiful.

Flatiron Building

Cruising north, we’re now in Midtown:

Empire State Building, all dressed up for Memorial Day

Empire State Building, all dressed up for Memorial Day

Macy's at Herald Square

Macy’s at Herald Square

 

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

 

Atlas at Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center New York Public Library St. Patrick's Cathredal

Fifth Avenue, looking south, on Memorial Day afternoon

Fifth Avenue, looking south, on Memorial Day afternoon

The penultimate pics are from Conservatory Water at Central Park, the model boat lake.

Conservatory Water in Central Park Toy Boat

And, finally, the last trip picture.

Bye bye!

Bye bye!

One Response to The Trip: Pics

  • Some great pictures, Mark. The one of the Chrysler Building is breathtaking. And there’s nothing like the Brooklyn Bridge. Gene and I honeymooned in New York in 2001. The River Cafe is one of our favorite places, tucked under the Bridge, looking over at Manhattan.

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