"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston
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.