Week three July 24, 2006Posted by Amanda in Travel Diary, Uncategorized.
New York is a great even when it is raining. Some cities are not too exciting when it is raining but NY has been fabulous anyway.
We have been all around the place with the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side (LES) one of our favourites. In fact we loved the LES altogether.
We went to the Guggenheim but to my immense disappointment, the outside was covered in scaffolding. The inside was worth it though. I loved being able to watch everyone on the other levels looking at the art.
I also went shopping (yes again). We went to Century 21 which is a department store near Wall Street. I know I have said it before but “THE SHOES!!!!!” This place had Dior, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Armani, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and soo many others for under $150US! It is enough to convert a flat shoe girl like me to stilettos. Some were just so beautiful I had to touch them!
New York is a dog city- they are everywhere. Big, small, furry and hairless- you trip over them all whereever you are. We were in Washington Square on Sunday afternoon and even more amazing than the crazy buskers was the small dog enclosure where every manner of pampered pooch was playing. There was even a dog with little shoes on! I will upload the pictures on to flickr.
The Hotel Chelsea was interesting. I think most of the people in the rooms actually live there. The lobby was filled with lots of artists and musicians sitting around. This was the hotel where Arthur C Clarke wrote ‘2001- A Space Odyssey’. It was a bit of a strange place but a good experience.
We are in London now and have slept all day. Will update later.