This is one of the tour buses that we took the next morning. You could sit on the top and get some great views and pictures of the big Apple! It was still a little rainy that morning so we sat on the bottom part. The next picture was a view from the corner where we caught the bus.
Our first stop on our tour of downtown was of course the Empire State Building. The pictures below were some of the view from the top.
The next picture is of Mom and Jane on top of the Empire State building.
Then a pic of Jane and I, on top of the world! It was so much fun and the city looked so small below us.
The next picture is of Ground Zero which I took from the top of the Empire State Building.
It looks so small from the top but it is a very big area on the ground. Next is a view of Liberty Island from atop of the building.
Its rather fuzzy as I zoomed in very far for this picture. After taking pictures we went inside and bought several souvenirs. Then it was back down to ground level and hopping on another bus. We were headed to Chinatown to spend some money. On the way we passed a fence that was close to ground Zero. The fence was covered with ceramic tiles. The tiles were made by school children from all across the country. They were sent to New York after 9-11 to show sympathy for the lives that were lost. They were amazing. This is a pic of them below.
Below are more pictures that I took of the city that day. I rode on the top of the bus in the afternoon as the rain had stop and it turned into a nice day, not too hot or humid.
Yes its a Chinese McDonalds in Chinatown. Chinatown had several streets full of little shops. The shops sold watches, jewelry , shirts, perfume, scarfs, hats, and purses. You could buy them at very cheap prices. If you asked a price you could always bicker them down more on the item.
Of course Wall Street, picture above.
A view of the harbor on the Hudson river.
The United Nations Building above. Tomorrow will be pictures of our visit to the Statue of Liberty. Hope everyone has had a nice Tuesday. Stop in tomorrow of more of my trip!