NYC Day 6: Empire State and the Met

Monday was a sunny, but very cold day.  We ate breakfast at a brunch place in Brooklyn, with various types of waffles.

Knickerbocker ave!
Knickerbocker ave!
Waffles, chicken
Waffles, chicken
Street art
Street art
Street art owl
Street art owl

We went to the Empire state building for a look, clear and could see for miles.  We did the audio tour, which was cool, made the visit a bit more informative.  It was one of the nicer days of our visit, which was a nice change to have climbing a tall building to lookout in decent weather, rather than clouds and rain.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Downtown Manhattan
Downtown Manhattan
It's so hard, finding other tourists who can take good photos :<
It’s so hard, finding other tourists who can take good photos :<
Streets
Streets
Central Park in the distance
Central Park in the distance
There was a pigeon, enjoying the view
There was a pigeon, enjoying the view

We then made our way to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the afternoon.  We only had a few hours, and barely got around any of it.  That is the one place I wish I had more time at, it was very interesting.  We checked out the greek statues and art, the American wing, and some of the weapons wing, where they had full suits of armour, including horse armour.

 

Subway signs
Subway signs
We decided to wait for the next train, this one seemed quite full.
We decided to wait for the next train, this one seemed quite full.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Too big to fit in one photo
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Too big to fit in one photo
Nice jugs
Nice jugs
Armour
Armour
Rawr
Rawr
Ancient kitty!
Ancient kitty!
Almost got in trouble, the guard thought I was leaning on the 2300+ year old sarcophogus.  I wasn't. Sarcophagus of Wennefer
Almost got in trouble, the guard thought I was leaning on the 2300+ year old sarcophogus. I wasn’t.
Sarcophagus of Wennefer
They erected a temple in the museum! The Temple of Dendur, 15BC
They erected a temple in the museum!
The Temple of Dendur, 15BC
Very old selfies
Very old selfies
Armour
Armour

A last walk through Central Park, then for dinner we went to Chelsea Market again.  I found a vegan sushi place, where they had the most delishuz sushi… though I’m not sure if you can call it sushi when it has no seaweed or fish.  It was very tasty, nonetheless.  I also had tiny doughnuts again, with crazy flavoured sugar.   I had cardamon, and apple flavoured sugars.

Sqirrul
Sqirrul
Soundshell in Central Park, with a few patches of snow
Soundshell in Central Park, with a few patches of snow
Main walkway
Main walkway
Very old oak trees
Very old oak trees
Some guy in frilly trousers
Some guy in frilly trousers
food stalls
food stalls
Amazing vegan sushi
Amazing vegan sushi

Our final stop was the Empire State Building again, this time in the dark.  I definitely recommed it for anyone who goes to NYC, the view is amazing, with lights everywhere.  Everywhere.  All the buildings look so cool, and you can see the glow of Times Square.  The crazy thing was we could see a line of lights in the distance, over the lower tip of Manhattan.  It was a line of planes, we could see 7 of them, all in a row fading into the distance, and all, I assume, headed for JFK.  The line kept moving, but was always there, a constant incoming of planes that were landing.  This was about 9pm at night, and we must have seen at least 10 planes go past (it could have been more, I wasn’t counting).  It was a bit ridiculous, just the sheer amount of planes that were landing.

Macy's and the Empire State Building
Macy’s and the Empire State Building
Flower display in Macy's
Flower display in Macy’s
Lights
Lights
Downtown Manhattan
Downtown Manhattan
Si many planes
So many planes
Looking east
Looking east
That massive glow is Times Square
That massive glow is Times Square

There was a helicopter flying all around our hostel for ages.  Maybe they were looking for someone.  I couldn’t face packing, so we had all decided to go to bed, when we found out my brothers finacee has given birth to a cute tiny little baby (not actually tiny), so that was pretty exciting 🙂

 

Inside the foyer Empire State Building
Inside the foyer
Empire State Building
Downtown Manhattan
Downtown Manhattan

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Rockefeller Building
Rockefeller Building
Looking towards Brooklyn
Looking towards Brooklyn
The Met
The Met
Cowhead jug
Cowhead jug
super old, 600bc
super old, 600bc
Ornate
Ornate

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A pouring dog
A pouring dog
Mounted knights
Mounted knights

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