One of the things that fascinated me about New York City this time was the great architecture throughout the city. Hubs and I did quite a bit of walking around and it was very intriguing to view the different buildings and architectural details on our walks, both during the day and in the evening. Many of the buildings in New York are designated as a New York City landmark and/or a National Historic Landmark for their aesthetic and historical significance.
The New York Public Library on 5th Avenue looks marvelous during the day:
.... and illuminated at night:
This Garden Cafe was right next to our hotel on E. 38th Street between Park and Madison Avenues (note the plants still in bloom in November):
We finally snapped a good photo of the main foyer of The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Jackie O's apartment building, as seen from the Temple of Dendur at The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The glorious Flatiron (Fuller) Building, surrounded by 5th Avenue, Broadway and E. 22nd Street:
The view looking north towards Grand Central Terminal and the MetLife Building (formerly Pan Am Building) on Park Avenue:
A plaque in Grand Central Terminal honouring Jackie O's efforts to prevent the demolition of Grand Central Terminal in the 1970s:
Grand Central Terminal:
NY Stock Exchange on Wall Street:
One of the buildings which intrigued me the most was Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1697, Trinity Church as it stands now is actually the third building on the site (the first was lost in a fire and the second was demolished).
The churchyard was particularly fascinating to explore the many old gravestones dating back to 1681. Alexander Hamilton, The Honorable John Watts, Robert Fulton, Albert Gallatin and other notables are buried here: