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Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Bridge theme continues

Saturday morning, we got up very, very early.  As a matter of fact, this picture was taken THREE hours after we got up!  Our destination:
We always take the Staten Island Ferry, to get views of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. 


We then walked over to the 9/11 Memorial site area, but the only way to see anything is to have tickets, and there aren't any weekend tickets available in the foreseeable future.  Next stop was Brooklyn.  We had a light lunch, and then walked around Brooklyn Heights.  It's so different from Manhattan, with big houses and tree-lined streets in addition to the apartment buildings. Most of the front 'yards' have little fences and gates, and we saw some great doors!  I enjoy seeing places where the lifestyle is so different than mine.  I've always lived in relatively small towns, in single family homes or very small apartment complexes, where the typical family has two or more cars. 





The rest of the afternoon was spent walking across the Brooklyn Bridge:


We started noticing padlocks all along the bridge, on cables, and anyplace else that they could be hung.  I had never seen that before, so of course I googled to see if I could find out why they were there.  Does anyone out there know?  It seems that they are "Love Locks" on which lovers write their names, and toss the keys into the river, to lock in their love.  Apparently it is a world wide phenomenon.  How interesting.

Then dinner and a little shopping in Chinatown:



We stopped to ask a policeman for directions to China Town, and he recommended the restaurant where we ate.  Since we don't speak Chinese, we were able to get an English menu.  The walls were covered with dollar bills, mostly with things written on them.  The food was delicious, and we had a table where we could look out the front window and watch people go by.  We made a couple more quick stops, and then had to head to Macy's for our bus pick up.  It was a very long day, and we walked for what seemed like miles.  My feet hurt so bad!  I have to admit that I took a very long nap this afternoon!

In order to make this a stitchy post, I will add that I crocheted on the bus!  A day without stitching of any kind is not a good day.

counting my blessings............Sunny

14 comments:

  1. What a fabulous way to spend your day! I have never seen locks on bridges before, and we have seen a few bridges LOL, will look more carefully next time.

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  2. Sunny, how sweet of you to share the sites of your trip with us. I've never heard of this thing with the locks on the bridges before. I guess my keepers don't let me out much. LOL

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  3. You are such a lucky lady! I have always wanted to visit New York like this. Great photos of the place!

    I thought that to be very interesting about the locks and have never heard of that before. Very neat!

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful day out. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What great pictures!! Never have been to New York and I was amazed to see so many pretty trees and buildings. Husband must be feeling so much better to spend a whole day out and eating some yummy food!! Thanks for sharing your trip with us....

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  6. Thank you for taking me to New York. Love the photos of the gates and doors.
    Yes I had heard of the Lovers Locks. We had a show on tele about them

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  7. I have flown over New York City at night but have never visited and it is definitely on my bucket list of places I want to see. Loved all your interesting photos especially those doors , aren't they incredible, I love old doors. Thanks for taking me along I sure enjoyed it.

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  8. Oh fabulous trip and interesting photos and info.... thanks for sharing them ...I'm hoping I'll get there myself ONE DAY!(and so pleased you got some stitching done on the bus!)

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  9. sounds like fun. Love all the pics.

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  10. Wow! What a day. You were able to see some amazing sites (and share them with us, THANKS!) It's cool to see how others live. And those gates and fences are to die for!! Can't wait to show my hubby - the fence man. Glad you had a good time. I was just thinking about you and hoping that you were doing okay.

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  11. Now that is a lovely trip! Wonderful photos of the gates and doors.

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  12. It was great to share your day out...looked like fun!

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  13. Love all of the door pictures.. sounds like the perfect day!

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  14. Thanks you for showing us;must have been such a perfect day. Lovely pictures,Sunny,beautiful autumn:-)

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