Lacking time to go up town and also 23 June was very hot and we were feeling tired so just had walk into Lower Manhattan on our last day.
City Hall-unfortunately post 9/11 access and therefore viewing is restricted.
Grey Squirrel in City Hall park. Unfortunately like many New York parks it is used by vagrants making you feel uncomfortable about staying around too long.
Can’t remember the exact site just like this picture.
African Burial Grounds-Wanted to visit this site but was too tired to map read and just stumbled across it. In the early days of the city, African people, both slaves and free, had to be buried outside the city walls. With the expansion of the city the burials were disturbed and the remains were re-interred along with a memorial.
The above are symbols on the memorial which had meaning to the various tribal groups shipped from Africa to America as slaves.
A floral tribute on one of the re-burial mounds. Had my last American Robin in flight here. To me the bird of New York.
New York Supreme Court-My last photo in New York.
Tried to visit the large Buddhist temple on our way back to our hotel but weren’t made welcome.
Never thought I’d visit this great city and when I did make plans to go it was to accompany a relative and I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy it. However although I’m not a city person I had a great time. If I did it again I’d make more time and plan what I’d want see in the the museums and galleries. Also I try to do some more serious birding in Central Park and spend a full day at Jamaica Bay Refuge.
Bird list for the trip
Great White Egret
American Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
American Black Skimmer