New York City Photo Tour Sunday May 20th, 2012

May 21, 2012

New York City Photo Tour - Sunday May 20th, 2012

What a better way to start our last morning in New York than a Sunday morning stroll in the park.  Central Park that is ...   

Our first photo shoot this morning was a walk through Central Park.  We started at the 57th street entrance and explored and photographed our way thru to 72nd Street.  We took some time and visited Strawberry Fields, which is the memorial gardens to John Lennon.  We exited the park at the Dakota, this famous housing complex was made famous when John Lennon was killed outside it’s front door.

We then took the subway downtown to visit the SOHO district, and China town.  We made a one hour detour and paid a visit to B&H Photo.  What trip to New York City would be complete without a visit to B&H. It was great fun ... $$$.   You name it B&H Photo has it, just to experience the store is amazing.

We spent some time in China Town.  As you will see once again with tonights photographs, every few miles as you travel across the city, it offer up many different photo opportunities.

This evening we toured NYC on a private tour on a double decker bus.  The second floor was open and perfect for photography.  We visited a few highlight areas of the city, then visited the Skyline Park, which is a series of parklands, ponds and gardens that have been made from the old railway lines in the Meat Packing district.  We then boarded a boat and sailed out to the Statue of Liberty for some sunset photography, followed by dinner in Little Italy.

We were supposed to finish the evening with a visit to the top of the Rock, this is the new observation tower at the Rockefeller centre.  Sad to report, it was a busy day and they sold out at 9:30 p.m. this evening.  Not all is lost as we will visit the Rockefeller centre tomorrow morning before leaving the city to return home.


Group shot of the New York City Photo Trekkers in Central Park


A view looking back towards 57th Street in Central Park


Central Park Reflections ...


Pathways and bridges in Central Park


Central Park walk for AIDS today, they expected close to 40,000 walkers to turn out.


An interesting bridge in the park.


Dogs, dogs, and more dogs in the park today, then came along a pet goat.


Playmate Tunnel


As we were setting up for the group shot, the couple we asked to press the shutter, dogs decided to join us.


Strawberry Fields, a memorial to John Lennon.  Thanks for bringing the glasses Gail.


Gail in Strawberry Fields


Dakota House, John Lennon’s home.  He got shot just outside the main door.


A New York coffee break ...


B&H Photo waiting for a sales rep.


After you place your order and pay for it, you then come to the claims area to pick up your product just prior to exiting the building.  Brian and Paula are in this photo.


Boarding the subway in SOHO district.


With every picture there is a story ..


Today was Bill Coombes birthday so we took him to lunch in China Town.  It seems there were too many candles.


This was a fire that broke out in China Town.


The faces in the crowd are always interesting.


Watching ...


More watching


Onboard our open air double decker bus touring New York City this evening.


Evening rush hour as we headed into Times Square.


M&M Chocolate sign Wars with Hershey’s ...


The flat iron building with Freedom Town in the background.


Cooling your feet in High Line Park


Sunset over the city as we sailed out to the Statue of Liberty.


Buildings reflecting the sunlight.


NYC backdrop


Lady Liberty at sunset.


Interesting clouds in the sky this evening.


Images of the NYC bridges as we sail under them.


Manhattan Bridge.

That’s it for this evening from NYC, tomorrow morning is a travel day as we depart for home. We will be visiting the top of the Rockefeller Centre in the morning before we leave town.  Good Night form Dave James and the trekkers. 

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Posted by Abby on
Wow, great photos and looks like a great trip
Posted by Ryan Cowie on
I enjoyed the pictures alot. Seems like you had a great trip and I'll see you tonight.
Posted by Doreen on
The sunset pictures are awesome and every picture does tell a story. Looks like you guys had a great experience. Safe trip home.
Posted by Betty Ann Kerrigan on
Yet another great trip that I watched from home ;-( Throughly enjoyed all the pictures and so glad you had exceptional weather. Like to know if anyone left B&H without a purchase! Betty Ann
Posted by Patti on
Just lovely. Thanks for these.
Posted by Gail Nichol on
I wanted to say it was a great trip and I had a fantastic time. Thank you to my fellow Trekkers for making this a memorable trip and a huge big thank you to our hosts James and Dave as always it was great travelling with you and the jokes, well what can I say, they have improved !!!!! Looking forward to the next trip.
Posted by James on
Gail it was a pleasure to have you join us. Dave and I enjoyed the trip too, I agree what a memorable way to see the Big Apple.

We'll keep working on the jokes.

Posted by David on
Hi Gail and all the Trekkers, it truly was a blast. Thanks for letting me a part of it all! We packed a lot into a few days!!

I have been helping James with his jokes. ha, ha!!!!