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Just got back from New York. Too pooped to say much about it, except that I had a brilliant time, and my one regret is that despite us turning up real early as advised by the organizers, the ice on The Pond in Bryant Park just flat-out refused to stay frozen long enough for anyone to tie on their skates and be allowed out on it...but other than that -- BRILLIANT!




Frankly, our hotel (the Carter on W 43rd) was a dive, but luckily we found lots of cheap and cheerful eateries nearby to counterbalance that; e.g., there's an Indian on 46th and a Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet on 42nd that was just perfect for two hungry tourists straight off the plane. For breakfast, we kept going back to the Theater Row Diner on the corner of 8th Avenue and 42nd St...that was a real find with good, no-nonsense food, friendly staff, and a nice clean ambiance.


Allan was very much taken with Grand Central Station...and I must admit, I like it too - esp. the market part, which smells lovely


Originally, I had planned to take in a show; but my travel companion was on an even tighter budget than myself (and better than me at sticking to it, too), so...we went to one of the many comedy clubs instead. Here's Allan striking a pose while one of the less engaging comedians was on


It rained on Saturday, when I took him on a walkabout downtown. We checked out a Halloween party in the World Financial Center, and spent a little time at the quayside there.


me


cloudy, but still nice


goofing around


Hell's Kitchen Flea Market early on Sunday morning


it's a con ($19 for what is basically just a tremedous queue and then a lift ride up), but Allan, whose first visit to New York this was, insisted we go to ESB, so we did. Never again though, for me.


Late October, and I'm blinking in the sunlight in Bryant Park. No skating, let's sun ourselves instead!

And of course I wouldn't go home without a few souvenirs!


I'd 'forgotten' to bring a pair of trainers...so I had a valid excuse to buy these!



Whereas I needed no excuse to buy these, I don't think. They may look a bit tacky, but there's something about them...And I have been a very good girl, lately.

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curiouswombat
Oct. 28th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Looks good - I love the trainers.
gamiila
Oct. 28th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
They're really my best buy, I think. So comfy!
deadflowerss
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:58 am (UTC)
Great pics,looks like you had a great time!
gamiila
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
I certainly did, but then, I always do when I'm over there. My friend enjoyed himself as well, and is already planning his return for a longer period (we had just five days to try and work through his list of things to see and do, so he's got plenty left for his next visit).
herself_nyc
Oct. 29th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
Heh, those boots are great. Glad you enjoyed our city.
gamiila
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
I love New York. It's such a vibrant and welcoming place, that even if you're a perfect stranger, you never feel like an outsider.
enigmaticblues
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had such a good time! And those are some great shoes.
gamiila
Oct. 29th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
I hope to get a lot of use out of them, although now that I'm going to work for a bank, I may have to start dressing more conservatively from next week...
vegmb
Oct. 29th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
I love the picture of you in the coat and knee boots! Glad you had a good trip and are home safely.
gamiila
Oct. 29th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Although I hated having to leave, seeing how my cats behave as if they've missed me, I'm also happy to be home again.

And I quite like that picture myself!
julchek
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Great pics, G - glad to hear you had a good time! And good luck with the new position!
gamiila
Oct. 30th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jules. I stil can't quite believe that after the weekend, I'll be commuting again.
anonypooh
Oct. 31st, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
Yat NYC! that all came and went quickly before I realised(i'm very awol!)... glad to hear your pussycat has his meds now and good luck for the new job (incase I'm awol for another month lol)
gamiila
Oct. 31st, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'd noticed you weren't around as much....You alright, though, I hope?
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