Thursday, April 30, 2009

We couldn't resist this diner for dinner, with a side of fries and cherry soda...Above their front window they had a line of vintage cereal boxes, (RIP Seinfeld, which seems to be on 24/7).

New York streets, ahh, what great signage for a travel agent on the pale cream wall, and the sight of the water tanks on buildings.

Walking along Madison Ave, steam stacks were all along the street, as were the Monster trucks, below, is a shop front we lusted after, check out the size of their fabulous, arched window! 

On our trip to the ferry we found 'The Sphere' which stood in the plaza of the World Trade Centre for 3 decades. It was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as a symbol of world peace. You can see it was damaged during the events of September 11, 2002 but was kept and placed there on March 11, 2002 as a temporary memorial to all those who lost their lives. There is also an eternal flame that was ignited on September 11, 2002 in honor of those lost.
This was quite an amazing piece to see, as the World Trade Center sight is still wrapped and under construction, yet to see the size of the area and to think of what had once stood there, had collapsed around this sculpture it really stands as an icon of their hope and spirit.

Brooklyn is sweet, so long as you get off the correct subway stop....Could Brunswick have a sign like this?

Skating in Central Park, we walked around and sat by the small lake and ate bagels while watching some little remote boats sail around- so cute.
I know, I know but how could I resist this photo opportunity? Walking though Central Park too.
Looking uptown from The Empire State building, you can just make out Central Park, so many fabulous shops down there!
What an estimated $190 million could buy you, the Flatiron Building, they say we'll have to wait another 10 or so years until the Italian company that bought it earlier this year turn it into a hotel, for the lucky few hey.
And who could deny you a photo of the Chrysler Building, another great piece of architecture. The corners of the 31st floor are replicas of the 1929 Chrysler radiator cap and on the 61st floor you can see the replica eagles from their 1929 hood ornament. What a tribute. Still more to come.

Friday, April 24, 2009

**i've met someone that looks just like you**

Time to introduce one of the fabulous ladies that not only took care of Five Boroughs while the owners were lazing by the pool in Palm Springs.....but who has also created a stunning range of jewels! Made locally in Brunswick from sterling silver, some have been treated so they are black, some polished and others are soft and matt in finish. Ready for your wearing pleasure!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

so good they named in twice

New York, New York, our first stop. We navigate our way at midnight into Manhattan on the subway and find our very cosy (real estate/new york terms) hotel. Heated room and happiness for some sleep.
This is the view from one of the windows, looking down on the what we soon find out is a fabulous Japanese restaurant.
We purchased the 'city saver' booklet (great savings) and see SO much amazing art, after strolling through Central Park and giggling when we see cute! 
Make some quick present purchases.....
See some more sights, caught the ferry out, named, 'Miss New York' to the BIG lady. Looked for the image we have in our mural, looking back up Manhattan.  We went up the Empire State building, which was a great way to see the city, long lines to get through the airport security, city saver tickets paid off here again!
Such great signage, neons and diners. Pretzels and bagels on just about every corner. Horns honking all through the night, yellow cabs and dunk-able donuts YAY we went to New York!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

pennies, dimes and nickle

Well, the lack of posts are about to change as we share some super pictures from our fabulous trip to America. Right not we are waiting at LAX to fly on home. Not looking forward to the epic flight but excited for the Melbourne coffee! The bags are heavier than we left and we took loads of snaps.
From New York over to San Francisco a drive down the number 1, across to Las Vegas and into Los Angeles- all in a month. Be sure to stop by again and check out some fun pictures.