Friday, August 27, 2010

Dad sees Nueva York

I was able to persuade my Dad to come visit for a few days during our last couple weeks in New York. He was really interested in all the architecture, so we spent a couple days wandering around looking at cool buildings.

Dad tried falafel for the first time - I loved it, and obviously he did as well, considering it got all over his nose as he wolfed it down.

The New York Public Library Lions - unfortunately the whole facade was covered in scaffolding - my experience with famous buildings has been that they're ALWAYS covered in scaffolding.
We saw the New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, the Guggenheim, the Met, Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park, Bryant Park, Central Park, Ground Zero, Trinity Church (including the graves of Alexander Hamilton and the guy who invented the steam engine - Robert Fulton), the outside of the New York Stock Exchange, the place where George Washington was inaugurated, and the Staten Island Ferry. And that was before my siblings got here. Thanks, Dad - it was a blast running around the city with you, even if we did get stuck waiting for the A-train at 42nd street for more time than I like to think.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Yeah, I think you're right about buildings being covered. Is the library still like that? I swear it was that way when I visited a couple years ago. But maybe I'm crazy