Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Photos of an August afternoon in Manhattan

I've just returned from a visit to Newark, New Jersey and New York City  Last Friday, August 7th, my husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon in Manhattan.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous and we took a Hop on Hop off bus tour of the island.  Here are some photographs I would like to share with you of my trip to The Big Apple.

We began with lunch at Caffe Napoli in Little Italy, as you can see in the photo of me below.

Little Italy and Chinatown

Columbus Park

Statue of Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), Father of the Republic of China 

Street scenes


New York pretzels

New York pretzels are the largest pretzels I've ever seen.  They really are large, but they are too salty for my taste.  I can't eat them.

9/11 Memorial and Museum and Information & Museum Store

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul's Chapel is an Episcopal chapel located in Lower Manhattan at Broadway and Fulton St. The historic chapel was founded in 1766 and George Washington prayed there following his presidential inauguration in in 1789.  St. Paul's is situated just across the street from where the twin towers of the World Trade Centre once stood.  As a result, it played a significant role as a host to the recovery workers after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

City Hall Park and City Hall

Located in the Civic Center area of Lower Manhattan between Broadway, Park Row and Chambers Street, City Hall Park is a gem in the heart of the city.  It is a great place to relax on a bench with its beautiful fountain and flowers and art work.  

About New York City Hall (pictured below)

"The oldest City Hall in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period.  Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism."

- From the New York City government website

- Joanne

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