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The Big Apple …. 2

High Line Intro
High Line Intro

Another hot and steamy day in New York City but as yet no rain. After our normal breakfast routine in Bryant Park we headed to the High Line. What a great project this is, taking a 1.5 mile stretch of a disused elevated railway track on the Lower West Side and making it into a park. We didn’t know quite what to expect but it was fantastic, a green road through the city with views across the Hudson River. The plants and trees were great to see but the civil engineering that has been undertaken is fantastic. Design of benches, tables, etc. make a real statement and some fantastic planting ideas bring nature into the city, for instance one section used a planting level well below the walkway on the old rail-line which means visitors can walk through the canopy of the trees; see some of the images we took. On a hot day it was easy to understand what an oasis the High Line Park offers local residents. Continue reading The Big Apple …. 2

The Big Apple … Special Edition

 

On our special day we wanted to pay our respects at Ground Zero. The last time I was in New York, in 1981, I met a friend for lunch at the restaurant  at the top of the World Trade Centre. To see this site now  it is hard to imagine that this is the same place. What the city and it’s people are doing here is truly inspirational.

Oxford Trip

Tuesday and Wednesday this week we went to Oxford to celebrate Izzy graduating from University and being 21 (big week!). As you can see from the photo’s we had a great time and we are both so proud of her. In fact,  we are proud of the whole family for everything they have achieved; especially mum!

Graduation Dinner
Graduation Dinner
Izzy BSc
Izzy BSc
Oxford Brunch
Oxford Brunch

We have also received the paperwork for our USA rail tour, New York to Vancouver via Chicago, Glacier National Park and Seattle. It looks like we are going to be busy.