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Friday, February 6, 2009

A Day in the City

Yesterday I had plans to meet four of my friends (three work in the city and the other was commuting like me) in the city for dinner. Plans had been made weeks in advance. Because I enjoy walking around the city, I left early and took my camera.

Evidently the three workers thought that I would not be coming in since it was very cold yesterday. They discussed plans via e-mail and somehow they decided not to show up. My other friend and I were the only ones who went to the restaurant where we had a great dinner. If we had only know the others were not coming, we would have uptown and had a discounted meal. Twice a year, for a week, major restaurants in the city get together and offer a special meal at a much lower price than their usual fare.

One thing confuses me. It seems that they expected to hear from me again that I was going. I explained that I would have definitely called if I were not going. Oh well, at least I got a few pictures of the changing neighborhood of downtown Manhattan.

Here are a couple.
The building with the American Flag is the New York Stock Exchange. You can see how crowded this area is. The streets are very narrow.
This is a shot of Trinity Church at the head of Wall Street. This church is one of the oldest in the city and even has a gravesite dedicated to Americans who died in the American Revolution.


Another view of Trinity Church, this time on Broadway.

This is just an old building. I love the decorations on the facade. I wanted to get some of these pictures before these old buildings are demolished for residences or more modern office buildings.

Hope you enjoyed these pictures.

1 comment:

HMK said...

Too bad for the mix up.
NYC is not exactly around the corner!

You have a good attitude to make the best of it. Next time all should use the phone to confirm.

I'll have to find out more about those discounted dinners!

I really liked the pix..had worked downtown the summer after HS filing all day at American Express Co. and during my first 2 or 3 summers in college for telephone company as a PBX switchboard operator..

I used to eat my brown bag lunch on the small grassy area of Trinity churchyard. Lots of people watching!