Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Postcard from New York

My favourite flowers ... tulips at Boscobel House, Hudson Valley 

Last week we went to New York - first to visit friends in the Hudson Valley (beautiful place - hard to believe how close it is to the city) and then on to the Big Apple itself.  The weather wasn't always kind, but we had a great time.

So, here are some snaps from our trip:

We walked a lot this trip - this guy was keeping guard on top of a wall in Central Park!

We saw lots of carriages ... loads of tourists seem to be willing to pay a small fortune to see the park this way.

Looking south from Central Park

This poor little guy wasn't quite expecting a photo shoot ... shortly afterwards he disappeared back into the undergrowth!

And another unsuspecting model!!

Love the building (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) but the Guggenheim was by far the worst of the galleries we went to - really not worth the entrance fee.  The Kandinsky collection wasn't on display which was a disappointment and the only display on Frank Lloyd Wright's work was in a corridor in the basement.

The Empire State Building ... we didn't go up!

Another iconic building on a very grey day: the Flat Iron building

Times Square

And again!

That's probably enough photos for one post!  We also visited The Metropolitan Museum, MOMA, Grand Central Station and B&H (my favourite camera store anywhere in the world!).

One of the best things about the trip was the food ... lots of great gluten-free meals ranging from pizza to Chinese to a fantastic Brazilian steakhouse (I'm seriously considering petitioning Fogo de Chão to open a branch in St. Louis!).


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. That flat iron building is amazing, I have never heard of it before so thanks for sharing your photo. Shame about the Guggenheim exhibitions, sounds like they need to up their game.

  2. You go girl! You are braver than I am. I have never been to New York. It looks like you had a good time. The tulips are beautiful. I hope you are enjoying your time here in the United States a bit more.

    Cindy Bee