We took the Pioneer Woman's advice and went to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck to see the city. I think it was a great idea, because that way you get to see the Empire State Building and get good pictures of it. I had so much fun in this city, and can see why so many people cram themselves together to live there. I loved this view of Central Park. It is quite impressive that with how expensive the real estate is here, that they have managed to maintain this green space.
Here we are on Top. My strategy for getting other people to take pictures of us: find someone who has just as expensive a camera as you do and ask them. We saw so many people with Nikon straps, so I gravitated toward those people. I figure they would have an idea about how to use the camera, and we got some great pics that way. My thoughts were that if they had an expensive camera, they would be less likely to steal mine. I wasn't really worried in touristy places, but when were a little more off the beaten track, it made me feel better.
Ten points to anyone who can explain to me what this shirt means:
Times Square was fun. We saw the Naked Cowboy guy...who I'd never seen before, but he's some buff guy who plays his guitar while wearing cowboy boots and a tighty whitey. There were some older women taking photos of him, so he stopped playing, posed and said, "take your time, ladies." Oh my. I did not take pictures of him.
I will say the streets are cheerful, with all the yellow taxis. It just brightens everything up, and I never really thought about it before. Normal roads look so boring now, with all our navy blue, black, gray, and burgundy cars. So depressing. I loved the yellow taxis. And they all looked so new, and we even saw SUV taxis, van taxis, and the elegant black town cars that drive the more important people.
I still have more to say about NYC, but can you stand more?