Today was spent hopping on and off a double decker bus.
We went to the Guggenheim Building which is a spiral formation inside. It looks amazing! It is used to showcase art works. I got to see a huge amount of pieces by Picasso!
We walked by Macy's shopping centre. The biggest department store in the world. They have beautiful Christmas windows set up! They also had a sale today and the crowds at the sale and looking at the windows was insane.
After dinner we caught a double decker bus (with a closed see through top - thank goodness) to see the city at night! We crossed into Brooklyn and over the Manhattan bridge and looked at the city across the East River.
Some interesting facts I learnt today:
1: there are 13,500 yellow cabs in Manhattan.
2: Manhattan is an island 13 miles long and 3.5 miles wide.
3: the French gave the Statue of Liberty to America.
4: the American Indians used to call it Ma Hat Ma (not sure of spelling) which meant rolling hills. To make the mid and up town of Manhattan and put the grid street system in, the hills were flattened. The name Manhattan has its roots in the Indian name but all rolling hills are gone.
Have a great week! See you next week! X