New York: 4th July weekend

On 4th July we travelled by train from Boston to Penn Station, NYC, for a four day weekend. We stayed at the Sofitel (my review here) near 5th Av and W 44th St which was the perfect mid-town base from which to explore the city. New York actually felt strangely empty compared to last time I was there (er, 1997) but I guess that was due to the holiday weekend.

We did the Empire State Building (at dusk – only waited an hour to go up), Central Park (so hot!), the Museum of Modern Art (‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh – epic), Wall Street and the High Line.  We also checked out a bunch of landmarks within the few blocks of the hotel including: The Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, 5th Avenue, UN Building, Bryant Park and Times Square.  And of course, on the evening of the 4th we went to the river to see the fireworks – we didn’t have a great view but we saw enough to get the idea.

I bought a shiny new happy-snap camera for the trip – a Nikon Coolpix S3500 – and I was extremely impressed with the image quality it produced.  Below are 10 of my favorite pictures from the trip.

We enjoyed it so much we’ll definitely be going back. And I can now cross two things off my 2013 resolutions list. Yay!

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