A very small prologue
Now that I covered the first day of New York City and the experience of only having one camera and one lens with me on such a trip, I thought it might be a good idea to carry on with some more pictures of the following days.
You can read part I via this LINK
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Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty. What did my wife and I do? Where did we go?
Day 2 was an amazing day. My wife and I had booked a tour through Harlem, which ended at a gospel church. We attended the church service with the gospel choir singing very cheerfully. This was such an amazing experience. All these people with there so very strong believe in God. So very different to our German church services. Believe me, if this is what church ceremonies would be like in Germany, I would defiantly go there. As it is, I don’t. Sorry.
Being a respectful person, I did not take any pictures inside the church while attending the service. I was too busy celebrating and singing myself. What an experience.
Some few shots of Harlem and the oldest house of New York City
In the afternoon, we took a nice walk through the central park, which was super relaxing.
On the way to the subway, which took us back downtown again, I managed to grab these shots.
We got back to the hotel to drop off our belongings we would not need for the late afternoon and evening.
After a short break at the hotel, we headed down to Brooklyn´s most famous view. The Manhattan Bridge sight from DUMBO. I must admit that the walk across New York’s most famous bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, was not very pleasing. It was Sunday afternoon, the weather was pretty good and the mass of people crossing the bridge was immense. So many people.
We reached the view after a walk through Brooklyn’s DUMBO and still there where so many people there. Of course we were part of the crowd ourselves so not really entitled to moan. 😉
I got my shot of the view, although not a pleasing one.
We took a walk through the Brooklyn Park, took some shots and just relaxed at the waterfront.
On day 3 we got up pretty early and rushed to get the very first ferry to Liberty Island in order to get a good view of the Statue of Liberty and to have some peace and quiet at the new museum. This definitely is worth the visit as you get a good idea of how the statue had been built and you can see a full size torch as well.
Next stop Elise Island and a visit to the museum of immigration. Be sure to leave yourselves enough time for this one, as there is so much to see, read and listen.
In the afternoon, I meet up with Patrick from www.findingrange.com. We have been in contact for some time know without even meeting in person. Internet, Instagram and WhatsApp are great for this.
It was time for a New York original photo tour with him. And that is just what we did. Walking through China town, little Italy and ending up on Manhattan Bridge with New York’s Metro passing by with quite some noise. Again, well worth it though as you get an amazing view of the city.
At the end of day three, my wife and I took a rest down at the pier where the New York water taxis are.
The last shots of the day where taken at the Oculus and the 9/11 memorial.
Once again a big thank you for your time and patience with me for not being quite up to date with my blogposts. It’s a hard time trying to manage my limited time which I can spend on my personal blog. I do hope, and I am working hard to change this in order to give you, my dear readers, the content you are used to from me.