So my 4th day in NYC was going to be one of walking I decided. I love walking and I think that's one of the best ways to see a place. So I donned the comfy shoes and decided to walk to Central Park. I thought I would walk along Fifth Ave, just because it was Fifth Ave. First stop was the New York Public Library. Such a grand building complete with lions guarding the entrance.
It was amazing inside and out...
|L-R: Looking down the hall towards the Map Room, the Map Room,|
The 4th floor, The 4th floor ceiling, the Reading Room,
Just inside the main entrance on the ground floor.
And then it was back to Fifth Ave...
|Looking towards Central Park|
I just took my time and wandered down here, looking at all the big name shops like Gucci, Prada, Saks, Van Cleef etc.
And then I was at Central Park. It was way bigger than what I had expected, spanning from 59th Street to 110th Street. Luckily I had downloaded the Central Park app before I had left the hotel, but even then, it was still easy to lose your bearings in the park. I just walked and walked and took in the sights
|One of the many food carts on the street and in the Park|
|There's even a zoo in the park|
|One of the many arches|
|Entertainers throughout the park|
|John Lennon's memorial at Strawberry Fields|
|Looking back towards Downtown from The Lake|
|The Oak Bridge|
|Loads of these little cuties in the park|
|Looking towards Fifth Ave by Conservatory Water|
|The Great Lawn|
|Horse and carriages for hire|
|Some of the 22 arches in the park|
It was getting dark by now and I had walked for about 8 hours so decided to head home via Broadway.
|Looking down Broadway towards Times Square|
I was feeling a bit peckish so headed to The Halal Guys for tea on 53rd Street. I had seen them on Friday night and the queue was seriously long so I thought it must be good food! They have a street cart that starts up around 7pm until the wee hours of the morning and serve chicken, gyros or felafels on rice with this divine mayonnaise and hot sauce. So I grabbed a meal for $6 and joined all the others perched on various seats around the cart.
|I could only eat about half of this, but soooo yummy.|
It was about 8.30pm by now so I headed back to the hotel and crashed out until the next day. Part 3 tomorrow....