Saturday, May 19, 2007

New York goodness

We arrived Saturday night at 9:30 (over an hour and a half late), took the subway to our hotel and checked in. Then we headed out to Farmboyz place. I did not bring my camera, but you can see a group shot over here. The New York boys whisked us off to the Eagle, where we saw some of the local customs. I wish we'd been able to see more of these guys but with 11 family members in town, it just wasn't going to happen.

I don't have any pictures of the second day as my camera broke. Well it was broken until I decided to give it a big whack that evening (I figured what the hell, I'm going to have to buy a new one anyway) and it magically started working again. Here we are on the third day, taking the Staten Island Ferry across New York harbor.

I took 120 photos. I'd say 90 of them are of buildings and architecture. I could have walked around gawking for weeks.

I don't know about you, but it seemed like God got into this picture. It's Trinity Church, just near ground zero.

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge on foot, you get some awesome Manhattan views.

This again, from the ferry ride.

At night, we dined and went to the theatre. We saw both Wicked and Mamma Mia. Wicked was a stunningly beautiful show. I would see it again. The folks treated us to an unbelievable gastronomic experience at Nobu 57. It's hard to describe, so let's just say it's Disneyland for Foodies. A cool grand for dinner for 4.

Other high points: picnicking in Central Park, touring CBS studios (mom's got a friend who works there), discovering Century 21 (a discount department store), happening into a comedy show one night, and loads of alcohol induced fun.

Luckily, the theft occurred on our last day there, so that was the only "bad" day. Here, I put together a little collage for the trip. Tomorrow, I'll give you a video tour of our hotel room.


17 comments:

CoffeeDog said...

You picked perfect music to go along with your NYC video! BTW that train ride sounds horrid....however Mrs Coffeedog and I are thinking about taking the train to New Orleans, so I hope we don't run into the same scenario.

Ed said...

The pictures look great. Enjoyed the music. Is that your sister? She looks just like you, Torn. I have never been to NYC. Did I read it cost a thousand dollars for four people to eat? No wonder you ended up at McDonalds. LOL. Anyway I'm glad your back home safe and Oh Brother Torn, there's no place like home.

Lewis said...

Very cool. I find myself with tons of pics of buildings, nature, skys, trees, flowers......and all of that. Good thing the camera has a "delete" function. Still feel terrible about that little McDonald's issue.

Rebekah said...

I'm still trying to pick up my jaw from the floor.


$1000 for dinner?!

I need smelling salts.

Kevin said...

First, I want to thank you for a "tourist" perspective of NYC. I have lived in the NYC area all my life and have been there hundreds of times and it's great to see it through another's eyes in a fresh light.

As with most people we tend to take for granted the beauty in our own back yard.

Chunks said...

With all the hulabaloo, I forgot you'd be back! I'm glad you had a good trip, in spite of the thieving bastard who stole your bag. I'm with Rebekah, a cool grand for dinner?! What'd you eat, a golden egg?! :)

GayProf said...

I like God's special guest appearance.

Sorry to hear about the robbery -- I am glad that you had a good time overall.

briteyellowgun said...

You have made me miss New York once again. I'll get back one of these days I suppose. It looks like you had a great trip!

abnitude said...

great pics set to music. glad that there were so many good memories. it looks like there were lots of smiles too!!!!

Devo said...

Loved your vid and the music, it was such a lovely vignette!! Hope I used that word correctly, haha. New York looks very lovely, I need to go there sometime. Wow, that must have been one hell of a ride in food Disneyland, what did you eat?? Decadent delights all the way no doubt.

Snooze said...

Looks like it was an amazing trip. a 13 hour train ride isn't that bad given the pay off!

Polt said...

Whacking the camera had me laughing. $1000 dinner had me in shock! And I can't wait for the video from the hotel room...although I doubt it's gonna be as x-rated as i might hope it'd be. :)

HUGS...

Signalite said...

Very cool trip. Although you could just go to Japan for the price of dinner it seems.

dawn said...

Uh, is there anyway you could've gotten the cash instead of the expensive meal? Would have been tacky to ask?

Sounds like you got to see all the sights and check everything off the New York list. Thank god your camera came back to life, that would have been tragic to not have photos for us.

Steven said...

Great pictures and music. When it comes to taking photographs, it's nice to see that I'm not the only one whose collection may be predominantly architecture.

David said...

So glad you enjoyed Wicked. Nobu is pretty amazing. I was there only once, but that was enough.

madamerouge said...

you were right about the shot of Trinity church

gorgeous