Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Wednesday afternoon in New York City...continued

After lunch we boarded our bus again with Dexter and began sightseeing....this fence is where pictures, notes, etc. were hung after 9-11.

We boarded the Staten Island Ferry...

A humongous ferry....


Staten Island.....
The Lady......
Ellis Island.....



After the ferry ride we met our New York City Tour Guide, Kevin....Kevin is very good at what he does...besides a tour guide he is an actor...he's appeared on Law and Order and other programs that have slipped my mind.

Ground Zero....SACRED GROUND.....
Muse Hotel....Lobby...For some reason I can't download a picture of the hotel.....we spent two nights here. The staff was very cordial and helpful....the restrooms near the lobby were something to behold...they were unisex. I don't have pictures of the four but they were fancy-smancy....the hotel is located in the theatre district, Times Square. Everything was within walking distance for the most part.
Very ultra-modern...no, you aren't seeing double....I can't seem to delete the second picture.

The fire place in the lobby....
This isn't our room but very similar with the same colors....This was the view outside our 8th floor window...very comforting.

Next after freshening up we dined at Cafe Un-Deux-Trois.....to be continued.......

4 comments:

Heather said...

beautiful photos. i love the hotel! a unisex bathroom... interesting... not sure if i would have ventured in there or not, lol.

Cathy said...

Oh, I'm so glad you are having such a wonderful time. Don't think I would want to go in that bathroom either.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Friend Betty......

I’m finding your trip to New York so interesting to follow...... What a great sightseeing opportunity New York offers its visitor.

Your hotel certainly has the ‘Wow’ factor. The monochrome decor is stunning.

I wouldn’t be keen on the unisex bathrooms either.

Hope you are keeping warm. Bestest Love as Always - Marion

robert said...

Betty,

So glad you liked the Muse. I am the designer and we loved working on the project. Our favorite part of the design was the restrooms. We thought of the main vestibule as entering purgatory. Then you had to decide which personality you were. Which did you choose? The video of the fire over the log is the actual video of the burning log after we cast it in bronze.