A Walk In The Park, and much more
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Woke with surprising ease and not feeling to shabby. Didn't have any great particular plan for the day, but decided to walk up the way from the hotel, and blow the rest of the cobwebs out my head ;). It had been snowing during the night and there was a covering on the ground, and it was a lovely fresh morning when the snow started to fall again.
Back past the Dakota building and up the road on Central Park West . Some other nice buildings and went past the New York Historical Society and up to the Natural History Museum. Decided to head into Central Park and have a walk about there. Headed down to The Lake in tookin the view of the skyscrapers overshadowing the park.
Headed in right across the park, coming across a few statues and then came across a large truck and a big camper van. As I approached the police turned up and were speaking to the truck driver to find out what he was doing there. Turns out the guys in the camper van were TV or film production and the driver's truck was full of artificial snow that they were going to use for a scence in the park . How ironic for today :D
Headed towards the bandstand and came to the Bethseda Fountain.
Came out of the park here and went up and took a few snaps of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, before heading back into the park and up to Cleopatra's Needle and onto the Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle.
Headed down 5th Avenue and all the famous shops, and popped in to see the bits of Trump Tower here that the public can access.
Went down to the visitors centre and paid the $16 to do the tour. I found it really interesting, and the Chinese girl that took us round was very informative. Got to sit in at the back of the UN General Assembly Building for a bit as well, and she asked us each to describe something in the hall and she then went on to give explanations and history.
It was now near 4pm and I decided to go to 2nd Avenue walk the 14 blocks up to East 60th Street. When I had gone to The Blue Room the day before I clocked theat the Rossevelt Island Tramway was diagonally across the road from it. It's $2-25, same as all bus and subway single trips, each way, but again metro cards are valid for it. Some great views as you go across on it, alongside the Queensboro Bridge, but don't be expecting anything once you get onto the island.
Walked back through the city to get to Times Square lit up in all it's electrifying splendour. walked around it for a bit and then as it was cold decided to go into the Hard Rock there for a bit of warmth and a few more beers before heading back up to the hotel. Decided this time to get the subway on line 2 as it's an express and mine was only one stop on this line. This would now be my main route for getting to and from the hotel.