New York City… day 3… part 5… The Dakota, where John Lennon lived and died…

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John Lennon lived there. He also died there. The Dakota is right by Central Park, and we wanted to see it. It is a moving and sad place to be.

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Before that, but after the Empire State Building adventure, we met our daughter, Jessica, for lunch. I told you she works near the Empire State Building, right?

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I am eating a salami bagel sandwich… because… New York!

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That is my action subway stance. I learned that on the BART… Bay Area Rapid Transit… when I was growing up. Also, I was a sailor, so I can stand on a moving deck.

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Do not try this the first time you are on a subway, or BART. Hang onto something. If you do try it, and if someone is taking your photo, for gosh sakes, suck in your gut!

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Also, is it a good idea to smile near the place where a legend was shot?

 

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Probably not.

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Okay, back soon with more New York adventures.

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Oh, Mr. Eric Idle, you are so silly…

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Is tRump about to get fired?

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Hey, a person can dream.

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New York City… day 3… part 4… There be dragons… and stuff: Random street scenes…

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I like dragons. And art. And weirdly decorative railings.

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This railing is actually beside a very interesting and moving building, which I will get to in the next post.

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We have reached almost the middle of the third day of our 3-and-a-half-day trip to New York.

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My wife and I were doing the tourist thing while our daughter and son-in-law had to work. Jessica works close to the Empire State Building.

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One of my best friends growing up was named John Sullivan. He died.

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We took yet another subway ride to another part of Manhattan.

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I never did see a subway rat, but I saw a subway pigeon.

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I took some shots as we passed another train. You can see my reflection.

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Who is she texting?

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People, going about their lives.

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A quaint little street.

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Wait until you see the colors of the trees in Central Park!

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Flowers.

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These dragons seemed to be a theme in this area.

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Okay, back in a bit.

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But, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, this still ain’t no travel blog… part 1…

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No, this is where you go to see mirror-image-moon-eyed-tree-rainbow-monsters!

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New York City… day 3… part 3… I know, it’s the Empire State Building… again… but I swear, these are the last pictures I took there, and I used the zoom lens in some of them… so… yeah…

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See. Now you can tell that is the Lady Liberty.

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And that there is the ball they drop on New Year’s Eve.

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That is just scary.

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But we will be moving on soon, and this is the last day of the 3-and-a-half-day trip.

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Central Park. We are going to be all up in that park’s business.

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I think that is a famous building. Is that the Chrysler Building? Somebody should Google that.

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Ha, I snuck the Brooklyn Bridge in again! Is snuck a word? It is now. I added it to the dictionary.

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Yup.

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There’s that confounded bridge. Again.

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And some other bridge.

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It looks like it is trying to be the Golden Gate Bridge. You wish, bridge!

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Fancy floor logo.

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Gratuitous self-promotion!

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Okay, bye, nice building.

 

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New York City… day 3… part 2… the Empire State Building… again…

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I know.

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You have already seen the Empire State Building.

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You have probably either been to this building, or never will go there.

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So why should you care?

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Maybe you don’t.

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But this is sort of what I do.

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Share my life.

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Maybe I am too good at sharing.

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Or else I suck at it.

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Either way…

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Here we are…

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Or here I am, at least.

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