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New York-Day 3-June 18

29 Jul


On Tuesday took the subway to Coney Island to visit Nathan’s and sample the famous frankfurters. Instead I had chips [french-fries] with a disgusting liquid “cheese”.

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The other thing Coney Island is famous for is the fun fair.

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At least I had the chance to photograph some gulls on the beach.

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Ring-billed Gull

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Laughing Gull

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American Herring Gull

Ventured onto the beach to get shots of birds on the rocks. Always feel like a voyeur going onto beaches with scantily clad women!

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Double-crested Cormorants, American Herring Gulls and Ring-billed Gull.

From Coney Island headed to Grand Central Station.

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Grand Station Station main atrium.

Next was the UN building.

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Biblical inscription opposite UN building. Great ideal but no sign yet of it being heeded.

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The UN building.

Then headed to the Empire State Building, timing our visit to coincide with sunset

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Empire State building from the “sidewalk”.

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Where’s King Kong?

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The Flat Iron building

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Macy’s

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It’s a long way down!

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Manhattan all lit up including Chrysler Building

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Sunset over Manhattan

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Finally headed to Times Square.

IMG_0305US Force recruitment in Times Square

IMG_0306 My hero Bender

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I found Times Square a bit too much. The lights are so bright! Also very busy but it had been a long day.

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New York-Day 1-16 June.

2 Jul

Flew from Manchester airport early Sunday morning arriving JFK early afternoon. Took the subway which was a fraction of the fare paid by the rest of the party by taxi. Advise: if taking a taxi from the airport get the price first. Found the ride great. Along the way started my trip list with Laughing Gull, Starling, Osprey, Mute Swan and Rock Dove.

After settling into our hotel “91 Chinatown” took a walk into ‘The Financial District”.

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Statue in Chinatown.

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Dog statue-DOGNY-tribute to search and rescue dogs used in the aftermaths of 9/11.

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First view of Empire State building.

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Tribute to 9/11 firefighters

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Firefighters “who made the supreme sacrifice on 9/11”.

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Memorial to firefighters who died on 9/11 [half the New Yorks force].

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Another memorial to 9/11 firefighters.

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National September 11 memorial pool

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The other National September 11 memorial pool.

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The Wall Street Bull

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New Yorks Stock Exchange

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George Washington                                      Confucius

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‘The canyons of Manhattan”

Managed my 1st American Robin walking back to the hotel. A US but not Life tick having seen 2 in Britain.

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The entrance to Little Italy