New York, December 2004 − Travels − Captain Tom

New York, December 2004

New York again. Just a month after I have been there with my collegue Andreas we had to return there to assist with an IT project. This time we have reserved some time for sightseeing. We went there a day earlier and had a Sunday for a big tour through Manhattan

1 The flight

Andreas smokes the last cigarette in freedom
Approach to Frankfurt
Waiting for take-off
Blue sky
Leaving Europe from Iceland
An interesting cloud trench which extends over many miles
Heavy sea from 35,000 feet
First contact with America in Newfoundland
Andreas is hungry
Approach to Newark - nice scenery with artificial ski slope
Evening mood just before landing
On Newark airport we get welcomed with the skyline of Manhattan
2 Sightseeing in New York

It is pouring down. We are at the bus stop waiting for the bus to New York. We will have an hour ride. And it is raining cats and dogs.
First stop Starbucks
42nd Street in rain
Times Square in rain
Grand Central Station wrapped in black and behind it Chrysler building
Innen in Grand Central
Christmas decoration
Andreas in rain in front of Empire State Building
Tom in full rain gear in Empire State Buildung
Zero visibility. Outside deck closed. Whatever
There is something to see
Madison Square Park and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower
At Madison Square Park Broadway and Fifth Avenue cross. This is where the Flatiron Building is located
Strange and windowless building on our way to Washington Square Park
Ground Zero
Battery Park. Andreas is in front of the sculpture "The Sphere" which was placed in front of World Trade Center and survived destruction almost untouched. It is now a memorial for the victims
The city is full of squirrels. Finally I got one in front of my camera
Ferry ride to Staten island and back passing Statue of Liberty and view to Verrazano Narrows bridge and on the way back with view to Manhattan skyline
The next ferry in front of Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Skyline of Manhattan
Brooklyn Bridge and behind it Manhattan Bridge.
From Battery Park we took the Subway up to 86th Street in order to proceed with sightseeing at Guggenheim museum
Back to Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas)
Rockefeller Center is where New York celebrates Christmas. Ice rink and Christmas tree are already there but the tree still needs decoration.
We closed the tour at Times Square. Quite busy in the early evening and quite impressing

Morning mood in Montvale, NJ
3 The flight back

Airport operations at Continental Airlines terminal in Newark
Morning mood over Europe