A City That Sparkles #thegallery

Posted on 15th December 2010 in #thegallery/ Alice In Wonderland/ Central Park/ Empire State Building/ Imagine Memorial/ New York/ NYC/ NYFD/ Patricia Arquette

For the gallery prompt this week, I am going to share with you a city that sparkles. NYC is amazing, there is nowhere else on earth that sounds and smells like New York City. I love it. I hope you do too.

The underground Apple store *dribbles*


Chandelier in the hotel lobby (DH says he bumped into Patricia Arquette in the lift…..)


Ok so I don’t know what these buildings are called and I probably should, but much like the Toronto building in @themoiderer‘s gallery entry, the clouds almost seem to pass through the building because of the expanse of glass.


It don’t get no sparklier than a New York fire truck! *salutes the boys*


The Empire State Building shot through the supports of the Brooklyn Bridge. Apparently (although not shiny or sparkly) the brown buildings in front are some of the only remaining rent controlled apartments in New York – according to the tour guide anyway.


This massive Alice In Wonderland statue was a huge sparkly surprise in the middle of the park.


Central Park is full of gorgeous magnolia trees.


Although this doesn’t physically sparkle (although it might if it were clean….) the atmosphere around it does, there is a tangible sense of emotion in the air surrounding this memorial.

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  • Reply Liz (LivingwithKids) 15th December 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Aw lovely pix. I love New York, one of the best cities in the world xxx

  • Reply greenie01 15th December 2010 at 7:41 pm

    great take on the prompt, wish I’d thought of it :-). I LOVE NY I went for my 40th and have been lucky enough to go back a few times since. I went to all the places you photographed. One place I loved that (kind of) sparkles is Grand Central Station.

    • Reply mrsljhall 15th December 2010 at 7:46 pm

      Yes it does – although when I went to Grand Central Station all I could think about was the animals from Madagascar!

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum 15th December 2010 at 8:06 pm

    We are planning to go there for our 40th birthday in a couple of years. I can’t wait. I have never been to NYC.

    Great pictures, I particularly like the chandellier.

    Mich x

    • Reply mrsljhall 15th December 2010 at 8:14 pm

      It is just amazing *sigh*. The chandelier was in the Micelangelo http://www.michelangelohotel.com/ they upgraded our room there to a suite which was lovely – and there is a free continental breakfast in the mornings if you want it, but have also stayed in the Algonquin http://www.algonquinhotel.com/ which was lovely too and full of history and has a resident cat called Matilda who you can follow on twitter! lol. I hope you have a wonderful time xx

  • Reply tiddlyompompom 15th December 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to New York. These are great photos and have just made me want to go even more :)

  • Reply mohan 16th December 2010 at 8:14 am

    great post

  • Reply Hubby 16th December 2010 at 8:50 am

    Good Times!!


  • Reply SeaThreePeeO 16th December 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Wow! I have always, always wanted to go to New York City. Maybe one day I will get there. Fantastic pictures!

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