In March I had the honor to be invited to an event in Boston. One of the publishers we work with had a conference for all their employees worldwide and I was one of the speakers. I didn’t have much time to wander around, but I did manage to shoot a few pictures from downtown Boston. On my way back home, I stopped in New York City for a full day meeting with another publisher and to spend about a day and a half on my own in the Big Apple.
One of the first scenes to catch my eye in the Boston Commons Park was a local Taiji Master and his student practicing.
One of my favorite pictures from this trip to Boston was this little guy playing around our table when we stopped for coffee by the harbor.
When I came to New York the weather was excellent, but the morning of my day off turned out to be quite gray and cold. I decided to take a walk around Ground Zero, Battery Park and to take the Staten Island Ferry. The last time I was at GZ was 4th of July 2001 and the Twin Towers were still there … This time there was at least two hours of waiting in line to get in and see the site, and I decided not to do that. I’ve included a shot of the Manhattan Skyline seen from the ferry as we’re getting back from Staten Island.
Later that day I met my nephew Knut who’s attending college in Tarrytown, New York. We had a nice dinner and went to see “The Book of Mormon” on Broadway. It’s another brilliant creation from Matt Stone and Trey Parker – the guys behind South Park.
The last morning in Manhattan was beautiful and I went to see The High Line. My friend Terry showed pictures and wrote about it in his blog about a year and a half ago, and I had to see this for myself.
The park is built on a 2,33 km section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad. It’s an amazing peace of work and as you can see from the pictures, well used by both locals and tourists.
They’ve let some of the old tracks visible to remind us what this used to be. I recommend a visit if you find yourself in Manhattan and with time to spare.
That’s it for now. Next post will be from Glasgow, Scotland.