Thursday, July 1, 2010

Scenes From New York City

Hi everyone--I made it back after an 8 hour drive today, and all I know,  is that I need some R & R after this vacation!  I am tired!  We packed in  a lot in  just 3 days.  So  we were here about 6 years ago, so we tried to go to places that we hadn't been to yet.  And one of the places was the Statue of Liberty, because it was closed last time due to 9/11.  It was still very hot when we went, so the boat ride over felt good, and we were able to get great shots of the New York skyline--

This is my son, Nick, the New Yorker--he's doing so well and is so happy.  He LOVES New York and  we had such a good time.
 
There's nothing like being up close and personal with Lady Liberty, and did you know that they had to replace the torch?  (I'm not exactly sure when), basically because it was falling apart.  They have the original inside the pedestal building  that she stands on.

 We weren't able to go to the top (6 month wait list), but we went up to  the top of pedestal building that she's standing  on, and got a great shot of her--

And you can't go to New York without experiencing Times Square--

or Central Park


Or Grand Central Station



And a ride on the subway--





And of course, the Late Show with David Letterman!

This was a Very, Very fun experience--we LOVED it!!

And it's nice when your son is friends with the head pastry chef  at  a restaurant  in  New York  (who, BTW had appeared on the Today show and the Food Network), and let us sample some of his speciality desserts along with the ones we chose--

I have no way of explaining how delicious all of these desserts were!

And you never know who you'll see in New York!
His hair was in his face--I had to brush it out of the way--you don't want to cover up that beautiful face!

And of course I had to go to the MoMA--I'll show you pics of that in my next post--Wonderful art experience!!

32 comments:

Diane Costanza Studio said...

You took some great photos. You really did see so much in such a short time. Glad you enjoyed it so much...I'm jealous about the desserts, LOL!

Diane

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wonderful photos! That dessert looks marvelous - looks like you both had a most fabulous time! Theresa

Rina said...

LOve all the pictures...never been there...maybe one day!

Janet Ghio said...

Looks like you had a great time. Love your photos--especially "Johnny" and those pastries--I'm hungry!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So many memories of New York. Looks like you hit all the highlights. I never did the Letterman show, not even sure he was on TV when I was in NYC, but I sure loved the pictures of the Statue of Liberty.

In the early 1980s, I contributed each year to the restoration of the statue, and went to see it in 1986 when it reopened July 4 weekend. It was during that same restoration that the lamp was replaced with the new one. It was not unusual to see the statue encased in scaffolding in the early to mid 80s, since it was quite a long term project. At the time of the opening, there was a four day wait to get to the statue by ferry. If you owned your own boat, you could go whenever you wanted to. The day I went, it took over four hours to reach the top, then it was a very quick view from the crown and back down we went. It was like herding cattle and to say I was disappointed was a huge understatement. However, now I look on the experience and rejoice that I was actually able to get to the crown. Thanks for letting me babble about this really special post and memory from NYC.

Gloria said...

Wow, what a fun experience. Great photos. This was an exciting post, I very much enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. Those desserts look yummo! Take care, have a great Fourth.

Kellie Marian Hill said...

wow, that looks so exciting- I especially love the shot of you with 'Johnny Depp'- you are wonderful with communicating with that camera, too!

Heather said...

what a fun (and yummy!) trip! so glad you got to meet johnny ;) love all the pics. New York is an amazing place! I was there in 2000....wow, 10 years ago! time flies...

Tammy said...

How fun! I love New York, too! So much to see and do. You went to some of my favorite places, minus the subway, of course. I had never seen the torch up close like that. How amazing! How large was it? Those desserts look very decadent. Yum!

NatashaMay said...

Great photos! I can tell you had fun. Love Johnny! :)

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos ! I so want to visit New York someday ... Looks like you had a great, and delicious, time ;-)

WrightStuff said...

Wow - looks like you had a fabaroonie time Diane! And meeting Johnny too - though he looks a little waxy around the face to me!!! Was he sickening for something?!!!

Buffy said...

Sounds like you had a great time. And now you need another vacation from that vacation. Just relaxing! And those desserts look soooo YUMMY! Great pictures,thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Anthony said...

I loved that your trip was so great. As usual you have a knack for capturing your experience through the lens of your camera. Oh and Johnny......what a bonus!!

Jeanne Nelson said...

Wow, great pics, and what a fun trip! My mouth is watering for those desserts, and what a great time of year to see Lady Liberty! Thanks for sharing these great pics with us. Happy 4th!

Kelly Berkey said...

The desserts looked amazing...and oh what a lucky girl to touch Johnny's hair!!

Hugs,
Kelly

Ophelia said...

Thanks for sharing your fun getaway! Great pics!

sharon said...

You made the most of your time Diane! Great photos!! I'm happy you had a great time!

Gaby Bee said...

Great shots! Looks like you both had a wonderful time!
I LOVE New York! I wish I could be there!
Gaby xo

JBeaudetStudios said...

Wow! It sounds like you had the perfect New York experience! That is everything and more that I would want to do if I ever get the chance to go there. Thanks so much for sharing this! Have a great weekend! Jennifer:)

Emelie said...

Welcome home Diane, thought about you frequently.

Your a great photographer, and Johnny, what a sweet photo, such a memory.

I hope your resting and getting ready for what you have planned for the up coming days.

Saschi said...

diane!
jeez! man! wow!

great photos! cute son!
uh........diane.......is that last picture a dreamy blow up doll?.....

Marilyn Rock said...

Thanks for sharing so much with us here. Your son is quite handsome! So much that NYC offers! xxoo

claire barone art said...

I AM SOOO GOING TO NEW YORK ONE DAY! THE PHOTOS ARE GREAT WELL FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO LIVES SO FAR AWAY IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE THAT ALL LOOKS SO COOL XX

Martha Lever said...

What great photos!!! I know you all have a wonderful time. And YUM YUM to the desserts... and to Johnny too!

wanda miller said...

oh how fun and to share some with your son...your shots rock and so do YOU!!! xo

Biljana said...

I love New York.I been there before 2 Jahrs.Thanks for wonderful photos:)))

Terri Kahrs said...

Welcome home, Diane!!! So happy to see that your son is lovin' NYC! Great pics - you hit all of the highlights, including Letterman, and the delicious and ever entertaining Johnny Depp! Fabulous!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jeanne Nelson said...

Thanks for the comment, Diane. You asked about tips for using Glimmer Mist. The best tip I can give you is to spray it over a finished piece, because once you add any type of medium over it, you will loose the beautiful shimmer effect it gives. I absolutely love GM, and use it on almost everything ~~ canvas, wood, journal pages, you name it. However, it doesn't work well on cards, as it curls the cardstock somewhat. Break it out, try it and let me know what you think. Wishing you a Happy 4th, Diane!

Bev said...

those are great photos...what fun! NYC is on my bucket list for sure...so nice you were able to visit with your son...and i hope you told johnny to keep his hair out of his face!!
xo

jonny said...

Hi Diane, Your trip looked like a lot of fun I have never imagined how big the statue of liberty was until you showed the picture of the torch that is huge!.great photos, Enjoy your weekend!!! Sincerely,Jonny

Deb said...

Hi! Loved your NYC pictures! I was in NYC at the same time, but due to poor planning, and car trouble I didn't get to do nearly as much as I'd wanted. My drive was 2x yours, as I drove from Jacksonville, FL to NYC and back....can't wait to go back! Next time you go, check out The Ink Pad in NYC. Its an awesome little store

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