August 31, 2008 GMT
28. New York - 2 and Philadelphia

Philadelphia - Birthplace of the US of A

New York, my second favourite city after San Francisco

The famous Times Square MacDonalds

This used to be the Garment district recently relocated to Shanghai

The Flat Iron building, Spiderman movie,
the most photographed building some say

The Original DKNY

The patented New York way to stop a building from falling down

China Town, largest in the USA

Chinese War Memorial

If you don't have a Waterfall, you make one (or three)

A few of these in Bombay or Bangkok would not go astray

or these

The signs don't work so they have lots of these

Block of Chocolate

The Empire State Building, built like a Brick SH
(planes have crashed into it)
and it only took 13.5 months to build in 1931

The Top half

Central Park and Uptown in the distance

Looking West - New Jersey


Queen's and Brooklyn

Central Park

Look for the backyard

Crowded at the top

Flat Iron from the Top

Statue of Liberty

Times Square through the gap

I wonder who that is?

An Architect who likes triangles

The Post Office, never closes

Grand Central Station, never closes

Big rat in front of Grand Central

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
I was told this is a "must see"

Some interesting stuff in there if you have a week or two to spare




Outside the Met

Only in NY, a Sabbath elevator that stops at every floor
so you don't have to PUSH a button, just walk on and off

I made a day trip to Philadelphia and visited the Historic District
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A reconstruction of the room where Thomas Jefferson drafted the
Declaration of Independence

Independence Hall where the states met to sign the declaration


The room where it all happened, there were only 13 states at the time
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The signed declaration, note John Hancock's signature large and prominent
in the middle at the bottom

The Liberty Bell, a Symbol

Posted by Chris Desmond at August 31, 2008 09:31 PM GMT

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