First of all Deb & I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to comment, it means a lot to us and reduces the homesickness.
We finally ventured out of Manhattan and crossed over to Brooklyn Heights where we strolled along the promenade which boasts terrific views of the financial district’s skyline, then had a brisk walk back across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Whilst en-route home we came across a parade of dance studios. Every conceivable style of dance was represented as a group from each school/studio paraded down 8th Street.
As well as styles there were also diverse ethnicities represented all of which were amazing….
…..except for these guys below, who were the worst Beatles tribute band EVAHHH!!
Finished off the day with a ghost tour around Greenwich Village (I ain’t afraid of no ghosts) and a lovely italian meal.
The day we went to Central Park was clear and warm and we walked the full length which is quite a feat. One of the noteworthy sights along the way was Bethesda Terrace where in the tunnels under the terrace a group of conservatory students were busking. Their beautiful voices, classical music and the beauty of the surroundings were spine tingling.
About midway through the park on the west side near the Dakota Building the council have installed a wonderful mosaic in memory of John Lennon in a part of the park he often walked with Yoko.
Later on we made our way to the Rockefeller Centre where we booked to go up to the observation deck for sunset. While we waited we had some cocktails in the magnificent plaza which during the winter they turn into an ice-skating rink.
When we arrived at “the top of the rock” the view was breathtaking. On one side uptown and Central Park and the other side downtown, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State & Chrysler buildings…..I was literally in heaven.