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Friday, July 21, 2017

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge



We took a break on a Thursday to re-cooperate and get ready for the next day because my husband made it clear that we were going to the Brooklyn Bridge and I knew it was going to be hot!!

So the next morning we got up and set out on our day. Keep in mind that we you visit New York City that you will walk everywhere and I mean everywhere! But it is a great way to get in all the sights. We walked through downtown and headed up the steps to what I feared was going to be too high for my liking but it actually turned out to be quite marvelous....




So magnificent....







It was a hot day








Building projects in the distance
The white line had a rule, bikers to the left and walkers to the right 
(depending on which way you were facing)






Walking over the cars.....







Grand view
















The Freedom Tower off in the distance.








The history of the bridge.






There were some pockets of shade on the bridge. The breeze was nice and it was
a perfect moment to see the view.







We stayed for a while and then starting walking down. 

It was a nice moment and I am glad that my husband finally got to see it.
He had been talking about it for a long time now. Another bucket list item checked off.









(photos via Mrs. Shockley)
















Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Visit to Hermes in New York





Before heading to the Freedom Tower we ended up at a indoor mall called Brookefield Place.  It had lots of luxury shops and of course Hermes. I have talked about them before, see here, and here if you missed it.

I was so enthusiastic about seeing an actual store! We don't have an Hermes back home so I knew that this would be a real treat for me.



Me outside the store







This scarf was gorgeous in person! But if you look in the back; each of the scarves in this store was sold with is own special perfume. These combination boxes were sold at this location only! 





I loved the scarf she was wearing and was very curious as to how she tied it. 








Beautifully done but she let me record her also. See my video below....








Enjoy!!!!






(photos & video via Mrs. Shockley)







Monday, July 17, 2017

A Look at Grand Central Station





Next on the list was a visit to Grand Central Station. I have seen it in a couple of movies but it was quite magnificent seeing it in person.




Walking in....















We walked down to where the food court was. 
I didn't even realize that was in there but I should have know it is a train station.















Then we finally got to the center....











Climbed up the stairs and looked up.







Just like a movie....







Of course they had an Apple store in here and many tech stations. 







But the ceilings were beautiful.







Just beautiful.....

I didn't want to take too many photos there were people everywhere. But having the opportunity to visit was enough for me. 






(photos via Mrs. Shockley)















Friday, July 14, 2017

My Stroll through Central Park






I have been wanting to walk through Central Park for sometime now. I told my husband that this year would be the year that we would take the time to go and see it.

And so we did....









It was such a nice day!!!!

















Beautiful detailing on the stairs....













People taking boat rides

















Then we went to an underpass and saw this. Wow.....














There was artwork everywhere. 






She said that it took her 6 hours to make these!







I purchased this one. 












Pretty gardens everywhere....







A few statutes....








Reminds me of Home Alone 2 Lost in New York....





After walking under the bridge, we found this neat little hut....













Pretty high up but great view.












This was a wonderful little spot. They had benches inside for you to sit an enjoy the view. 







Pretty little flowers hanging from above.







And like I said, the view was spectacular. I really hope that we can revisit Central Park.

It was quite lovely. 












(all photos via Mrs. Shockley)