It wasn't the most pleasant of days on Wednesday, very cloudy and spitting with rain. So we decided to head to the Statue of Liberty instead of doing the Rockefeller centre.
Liberty stood high as we took the ferry across to the island. Cameras at the ready we almost froze on the boat it was so cold. Wind chill ay?!
Once on the island we went around the base thinking we couldn't go up it, but luckily we went to see if we could instead of getting the ferry back. And lucky we did, as we could go up it, and we did!
After a hour or so of taking pictures whilst Chris stayed at the bottom with our bags we then left and took the ferry back to the city where after a quick lunch at Subway, we headed to Ground Zero.
The last time I visited WTC it was very eerie and was spookily quiet. With an ore that conveyed the tragic loss of life almost 9 years ago. But this time it wasn't the same. Maybe because of the construction of the new building 'World Trade Centre One' it was very busy and surrounded by a high fence. But still we paid our respects.
We headed back to the hostel psyching ourselves up for the Knicks game at the garden that was commencing at about 1900. I had always wanted to go to Madison Square Garden, not just to see a basketball game but to sit in a place where so much has happened, and been host to so many famous people. All the greats, be it Hendrix, Clapton, MJ. Greats from all disciplines. It was quite something.
The game was awesome, started off a bit quiet and I wondered if it was a warm up game, but before we knew it the crowd was emitting a great vibe. And it was defiantly an atmosphere I'd want to experience again. Also the Knicks won and ended their 10 game losing streak. I like to think we had something to do with that.
After the game everyone (I think) assembled at a nearby bar for drinks. But being a month away from 20 I couldn't drink so I decided against it and went to get some more shots of Brooklyn bridge with Ollie and Chris at night from the now legendary (if not already) Pier 17.
Pier 17 is a historic part of lower Manhattan by Wall Street in the financial district. It houses shops, restaurants and bars that were all closed as it was about 1 in the morning (technically day four then). It was amazing and one of my favourite parts of the trip. No one was about and the view was incredible. Got some amazing shots as well. It was very peaceful with a subtle sound of the city and the current brushing against the waters edge. Epic end to the last night in NYC.