Tuesday, April 24, 2007

New York, New York!

Just back from my first visit to the city since the mid-1980's. I am gobsmacked at how many people can live together in such a small space in anything but total anarchy. It is astounding.

This is a view of the Chrysler building from my hotel room at dusk.

My companions and I walked mostly everywhere, but the cabs we did take gave me a bit of a study in diversity. We had two drivers who originally hailed from Haiti, one from Pakistan, one from Ireland, one from Egypt, one from Tunisia and a single born-and-bred New Yorker. Cuisine encompassed Mexican, Korean, Italian, Thai and, on our last night, a piece of original Lindy's New York style cheesecake.

A good time was had by all.



Trudy said...

Karen, you lucky girl! Another of my favourite cities...(you'd think I travel alot *ahem*)

Were you doing business, or just touring?

kc dyer said...

Hey Trudy!

It was a lightning strike visit (3 days, 4 nights) to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday. I haven't been to NY since the '80's and it was great fun to see it again. (Didn't recognize much -- so much has changed!)