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Old June 4th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #61
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lovely update and the Millinium Tower is almost finished.
Indeed. We were there too early...
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Do you have some pics from Brooklyn?
Well, we stayed in a flat in Brooklyn twice, but I hardly have any pictures of that beautiful borough. That's a shame because Brooklyn is a great place itself. You can find some Brooklyn pictures in my previous NYC to Montreal thread..

Anyway, thank you all for the nice comments. I will continue this thread later today.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #62
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Thanks for that links Well, I do like Manhattan, Brooklyn and other boroughs of New York City but in my opinion Brooklyn is the most friendly place for pedestrians. And this great small-scale brownhouses are great! Anyway - I love this great City and can not wait for the rest of your pics.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #63
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Thank you Thomas. Next time I will do a large tour in Brooklyn! It's worth a closer exploration, I agree.









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Old June 4th, 2013, 10:14 PM   #64
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Thank you Thomas. Next time I will do a large tour in Brooklyn! It's worth a closer exploration, I agree.
I think the whole NY metro area is worth exploration. There are houndreds or thousands of places and building worth of portraying with use of photo camera Brooklyn is my favorite borough of NY - very urban and interesting but yet human friendly with really good quality architecture which isn't that high and overwhelming like Manhattan's one.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #65
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Well, I think Brooklyn is the perfect base to explore the entire city. Relaxed, relative payable, beautiful, close to JFK Airport and with easy acces to the rest of the metropolis.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 06:52 PM   #66
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I reckon that the 9/11 memorial is better in the flesh than in photo. What was the concept behind it?
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Old June 7th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #67
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Well, we found the 9/11 memorial very impressive and a fitting tribute to the victims.

This is what the site says about the memorial:

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The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker created the Memorial design selected from a global design competition that included more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.

The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history.

THE 9/11 MEMORIAL is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex, and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers. The Memorial Plaza is one of the most eco-friendly plazas ever constructed. More than 400 trees are planned for the plaza, surrounding the Memorial's two massive reflecting pools. Its design conveys a spirit of hope and renewal, and creates a contemplative space separate from the usual sights and sounds of a bustling metropolis.

Swamp white oak trees create a rustling canopy of leaves over the plaza. This grove of trees bring green rebirth in the spring, provide cooling shade in the summer and show seasonal color in fall. A small clearing in the grove, known as the Memorial Glade, designates a space for gatherings and special ceremonies.
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Old June 8th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #68
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Old June 9th, 2013, 12:54 AM   #69
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From that angle, the 9/11 memorial is absolutely monumental; awesome; profound.
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lovely shots...I've seen a thousand photos of NYC but I never get tired of seeing more.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 01:02 PM   #71
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Thank you Jane and Marlon!
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Old June 9th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #72
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Lovely pictures of NYC Benonie. It's great to see the memorial site it totally finished. For some reason I haven't been following updates anymore of the memorial site. That highline is also some nice extra. I love how it has always been there, and plants where growing on them but nobody really payed attention for it in all those years.

I like the brickwork and stone buildings more than the glassy ones to be honest.

I so nice you can do all these trips and see all these places. I'm especially looking forward to the pictures of the towns in between NYC and Richmond
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Did I saw everything what you've got from NY?
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Old June 10th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #74
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No, not yet. we had an extensive walk through upper Manhattan and Harlem.
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I so nice you can do all these trips and see all these places. I'm especially looking forward to the pictures of the towns in between NYC and Richmond
I'm afraid I have to dissapoint you a bit. Because of lack of time we skipped Philadelphia (or kept it for a later trip), we planned Baltimore but for some reasons never reached it. So it will be Washinghton, Alexandria and Richmond. Which were great places to visit!
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Old June 13th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #75
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Old June 13th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #76
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Is that building in teh background in picture 3 of your last post been on fire somehow?
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Incredible thread and a very interesting route you have taken.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 08:08 PM   #78
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Is that building in teh background in picture 3 of your last post been on fire somehow?
I don't know, looks like it. Maybe some damage from the 9/11 attacks? WTC-site is just next to it.
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Old June 15th, 2013, 01:01 AM   #79
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Day two, we take the C-train to Upper Manhattan:







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