Exploring the city was the most exciting part of my day today. I have walked up or down 5th, 6th and 7th avenues from central park to around 32nd street. Whilst doing that I stopped off at a few really interesting places.
The first place to entice me inside was the New York National Library. It is a glorious building and only 100 years old. Whilst there, I visited a display all about Charles Dickens - what an adventurous life this author had. He loved his craft and was widely recognized for it whilst alive as he gave sort after book readings - quite often more than 2 a day.
I travelled further down 5th avenue and came upon the Empire State Building where I travelled to the 102nd floor. This floor was 2250 feet above ground level. I was very high up. There were windows to look out of the whole way around. I was a little nervous but had to get my courage up for the 86th floor visit. When I arrived down on the 86th floor I went outside - Yep! OUTSIDE where the wall stopped about my knee height or hip height and there were bars to look through. It was quite cold and I had to hang onto the bars - can you see how scare I was in the photo? The view was incredible and you can really see that New York City is build on an island. It is totally surrounded by water and hence why hurricane Sandy caused so many problems.
Once we finished gawking at this marvelous city we headed up 6th street until we came to Central park and when walking along it I saw the apple icon on the corner of 5th Ave - diagonally across from Central park. Talk about an amazing shop. The only thing on street level is the apple icon and an elevator and stairwell down to the shop. It was huge and the pictures do not do justice to the amount of people or technology in the shop. It might be Mr Papworth's idea of heaven but deffinantly not Mr Morrisseys. I thought it was really cool and felt like a kid in a lolly shop.
Then the horse and buggy beckoned as the sun was starting to go down and since a driver offered us a bargain we couldn't refuse we rode through the bottom part of Central Park. Which was amazing but I can't wait to walk through it. It is 3miles long and 1/2 a mile wide. You can see it in one of the city photos - it is the brownish looking square at the top right of one of the photos. It is fall here and most of the trees have lost their leaves.
I am off to see a live show on Broadway tonight - Mamma Mia. Which might inspire me to put Abba albums on my iPod to play in class.
Keep being great kids and I am enjoying your messages very much.