Saturday, March 24, 2012

NYC- part 5

OK, back to my photos from NY........

I snagged this photo from an online search......trying to find out just what building this was...... & here's what was written under it:  "We wonder how many who pass this building on Fifth Avenue realize they’re reading a Scripture! Three characteristics listed from Micah 6:8 were inscribed on the other side of this building, 'do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with thy God.'"
....and here's my shot where just above that truck you can read 'Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with thy God.' Pretty amazing to me to read that in the middle of all the hustle & bustle of this big city!!
The entrance to the Apple store. Sarah had told us about you go in on ground level & the stairs take you straight down under & into the store. Pretty wild!
Me with the 'Toy Soldier' standing outside of FAO Schwarz. FAO Schwarz, founded in 1862, is the oldest toy store in the United States.[1] The company is known for its unique high-end toys[2], life-sized stuffed animals, dolls, games and more. The FAO Schwarz flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City is a popular tourist destination, and has gained iconic status for its “BIG” floor piano, cameos in major motion pictures and real-life toy soldiers.[3] The FAO Schwarz brand is exclusively operated by Toys“R”Us, Inc., a dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer. FAO Schwarz was founded in 1862 under the name “Toy Bazaar” by German immigrant Frederick August Otto Schwarz, in Baltimore, where he and his brothers retailed toys from a fancy-goods store.
The very same Teddy Bear that we gave Ashley for Christmas. Hers came from Toys R Us.
The Harry Potter section.....'Quality Quidditch Supplies'
Lovely picture of me in my witch hat.
This is what I wanted to see.......the BIG piano!
Check out the price tag on said piano.....$250,000! Ouch!
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (known colloquially as Tiffany or Tiffany's) is a luxury American multinational jewelry and silverware corporation. Tiffany sells jewelry, sterling silver, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, personal accessories, as well as some leather goods. Founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City in 1837 as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium," the store initially sold a wide variety of stationery items, and operated as Tiffany, Young and Ellis in lower Manhattan. The name was shortened to Tiffany & Co. in 1853 when Charles Tiffany took control, and the firm's emphasis on jewelry was established.
These pictures were for Jon. Taken outside of the Ferrari store.
Clay was adamant that we MUST take Alli (our little chocoholic) some chocolate from Godiva. So, we stopped in this one while shopping at the Rockefeller Center. We got her the cutest little stuffed teddy bear holding a Godiva chocolate bar.
Atlas is a bronze statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City, across Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick's Cathedral. The sculpture depicts the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens. It was created by sculptor Lee Lawrie with the help of Rene Paul Chambellan, and it was installed in 1937.
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel......We got Starbucks coffee here....thanks to Sarah for the anniversary gift card. We thought it very appropriate & 'Sarah-like' to get coffee at the Waldorf. ;-) Wasn't Clay just the smartest thing to think of the fact that if we got it would say 'Waldorf Astoria' on the receipt & that would be something cool for me to include in my scrapbook?!
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The New York lights from atop the Empire State Building. The Chrysler building in the bottom photo.
It was SO windy up there!!
This is looking straight down on Macy's.
Looking on up toward the tippy-top
The Empire State Building rises to 1,250 ft (381 m) at the 102nd floor, and including the 203 ft (62 m) pinnacle, its full height reaches 1,453 ft–8916 in (443.09 m). The building has 85 stories of commercial and office space representing 2,158,000 sq ft (200,500 m2). It has an indoor and outdoor observation deck on the 86th floor. The remaining 16 stories represent the Art Deco tower, which is capped by a 102nd-floor observatory. Atop the tower is the 203 ft (62 m) pinnacle, much of which is covered by broadcast antennas, with a lightning rod at the very top.

1 comment:

Fatcat said...

Wow! It looks like you had so much fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures, it was fun taking the little mini-tour.