The great thing about our Manhattan hotel
was the roof terrace.
With unexpectedly warm weather
we made good use of it for huge deli brunches
and pre-supper drinks!
Wanting to be "in the moment" when out-and-about
rather than watching through a camera lens
means I'm not a great picture taker,
so it was perfect to have relaxed time
for photographing the skyline and city life.
Everything about New York was simply breathtaking-
the size, the noise, the bustle, the sheer volume of people-
and after wandering the streets of
Chinatown, Greenwich Village, SoHo,
and battling through Bloomingdales and Macys
the terrace was a good place
to escape the sensory overload
and re-charge ready for the next onslaught.
Someone here painting a window,
eight floors from the top.
This huge bank took up half a block.
Like so many of the old buildings,
it has decorative details around the roofline.
I was surprised how many tall buildings
had houses built on the top,
it was like a rooftop village!
Such a vibrant city, but still with a feeling of community-
thankyou New York for making us
so very VERY welcome!