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Tram and Roosevelt Island

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It may not sound as exciting as Manhattan, however do take half a day or even a whole day, take the tram across the river and stroll around the Roosevelt Island in good tempo. It is a nice way to see something different, if you are not going too far away from Manhattan while there.

There may not be much to see, however Roosevelt Island does have an interesting history, it has changed over the years to be a place to live at, as it is a quiet Island and yet close to Manhattan. I took the tram twice and was suprised by how smooth it felt (ok it was not windy, so that could be the reason) and how fast it still went to get to the Island. Once there I strolled first to the north side as I had seen there was an light house. Sadly when I was there, it was sealed off due to hurricane Sandy and work was still in progress to make it safely to walk around the light house. If it is open, do yourself a favor, pack a picnic, go there and see it from a different view..... As I had walked on the oppos…

New York Library and Bryant Park

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I was impressed and surprised to see where New York Library was, compared to the city itself. It is located on 5th ave and defiantly a visit worth, specially on a sunny morning as it opens and if you are patience, you go up to the first floor and look over the main hall and wait for the sun to hit the street and windows outside.... makes a good lightning for a photo....

Also, if you are there early, you sjould go behind the library, where you will find Bryant Park, take a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a peace of moment before the library opens.... I did a few times....














I didn't get to take that many photo of Bryant Park, but here a few from there....





This last photo is taken with my Samusung Galaxy 4

World Trade Memorial, New York - 2013

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When I first went to the World Trade Memorial site (I went there twice) I was humbled by the site and have not taken so many photos, as I felt it was a place where you should remember and celebrate life....
















You can see more here: 911memorial

Sct Patrick Church, New York.....

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When I first saw this church, I didn't know much about it, however I ended up coming back 3 times, lit a candle and who knows if my prayers were heard....

From outside it didn't look as much as it is being rebuild/cleaned/renewed and such, however don't be scared of that (they are working on it, till around year 2016 from what I heard from one of the security men in there), it is still a beautiful place to go in and look around inside. And I am sure there are many other churches worth a visit....

Sct. Patrick Church can be found on 5th Avenue not far from both the Grand Central station, New York Library and Central Park.









Softball in Central Park.....

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As I went up to Central Park on a Saturday morning, I found this corner where a lot of teams were playing softball (similar to baseball for those who don't know about this game....). I watched some practice their ballswing and such. I realized soon enough they were actually warming up to play against each other on their first game against each other and I asked if it was ok to take photos of them. (if any of you know them or you see these photos and don't want them up here, let me know and I will remove them....)

I can highly recommend go there doing the weekends in the morning around 9amish I believe, as there seems to buzzing with games. I came in from 5th avenue corner and walked to the left side of the park.... you can't miss it...  and for me it was a great experience to see.... the term "fierce" about a game made good sense that day.....  :-)  

Oh by the way... before you want to try feel a bat.... asks first... they are mighty costy... the ones I saw here …