We are slowly nearing the end of one absolutely A.MAZING day in New York City. Today we are heading to Wall Street and the World Trade Center Memorial Site. Enjoy site seeing with me and feel free to share any thoughts or interesting tidbits if you have any to add. It's always fun to hear from you. Here we go!
Cool! I'm not much of a Hummer fan but I've never been in a limousine before. I'd like to experience that sometime.
Previously I showed you this ship against the backdrop of the New York skyscrapers. This time it is me standing next to it in the harbor, looking up.
The Yankees store - a little piece of heaven for every enthusiastic and devoted Yankees baseball supporter, I'm sure. The famous New York Yankees weren't always called that. From 1903 to 1913 they were known as the Highlanders. Somehow that just doesn't sound that good to me. The New York Press coined them the Yankees (or 'Yanks') as early as 1904 because it fit better in newspaper headlines and in 1913 it became official.
Two love birds out to an early dinner. "What kind of seafood are you in the mood for, love? We have a pasta, some lobster and something else..."
Pasta it is then. Something obviously went wrong if he's eating alone tonight... Who knows, maybe she went to the ladies to powder her nose ;)
It doesn't look very eventful from the outside but on the inside the world economy is affected by what goes on in this building from Monday to Friday. This is where Wall Street is said to 'open' and 'close' on week days.
The famous Trinity Church built in 1846. If I consider when this building was constructed I am totally amazed at the details of every inch of it. Truly remarkable!
One of the Trinity statues: Isn't that A.MAZING for 1846 craftsmanship?!
The original city map called the Castello Plan from 1660, showing the wall on the right side. (Source: Wikipedia)
|Just in case you were wondering where we are... ;)|
|Just to make double sure... ha-ha|
|A building speaks a thousand words :)|
40 Wall Street, built in under two years, completed in 1930. For a short 11 months it was the tallest building in the world - then the Chrysler building, then the Empire State Building. Gosh! What a race?! (This is the top part of the building that did not fit into my photograph. Don't you just love the Internet.. ;)
|The Dow Jones Building|
This is the famous stock market bull. I was highly disappointed by it being so crowded (I mean crowded!) All the time I had to take the picture was the few seconds it took to drive by... :( As we were approaching you could barely see the head. In the end I took a picture of the part of him that was most visible. With the tail up like that I'm not sure if that lady should be standing anywhere near the back... Then again, does this bull poop anything that remotely qualify as currency or commodities? In that case I'd have to say, "scoot over, honey!"
The Smithsonian Institute - Most of their 19 museums, a zoo and 9 research facilities are located in Washington DC and are owned and funded by the US Government, licencing activities, printing of two magazines and retail operations. The Institute has 136 million pieces in its collections - the world's largest museum complex!
This is one of the new buildings - I think it is known as Victory Tower. It will consist of 105 floors, whereas the previous towers were 110 floors each. If I remember correctly, the progress is at around 73 floors thus far. Here are some images for the World Trade Center the way many remember it, and future images of how others will come to know it.
|Construction is also under way for a second building in the design.|