Friday, June 15, 2007

NEW YEAR IN THE BIG APPLE

MINUS 13º CELSIUS - DECEMBER 1996


"THE DRAKE SWISSOTEL at Park Avenue and 56th Street was for many times my home in New York. It was a quite nice European style hotel with a superb location. Last time in NYC I saw that there were works on the building, hopefully a renovation of the hotel. It would be a shame if we lose it as a lodging possibility..."



"DIM SUM AT 20 MOTT ST. - On Sunday, December 29, 1996, we headed to this Chinatown eatery, which used to be always crowded, for an excellent dim sum"


"CHINATOWN FISH MARKET, for the benefit of Ming the Merciless"


"DOM, West Broadway, where you'll find home furnishings and accessories that you just don't see anywhere else"


"CHRISTMAS TREE, Rockefeller Promenade"


"THE NUTCRACKER - George Balanchine's Nutcracker is a Christmas' must at the New York City Ballet! 2007 season is from November 23rd through December 30th"


PARK AVENUE at 54th Street, just two blocks down from the Drake..."


"42ND STREET with a view towards the Chrysler building. This picture was taken from Tudor City, where we stayed in 1979, the first time we went to New York (without the young lady, who was not born yet...). Other memories from that trip can be seen here, and here, and also here!"


"UN BUILDING seen from Tudor City"



"UN GARDENS with the Chrysler and Queensborough Bridge"


"METROPOLITAN MUSEUM"




"HAPPY NEW YEAR - On December 31st, 1996 we went to see "Cats" and then joined the crowd in Times Square/7th Av! The temperature was MINUS 13 Celsius..."



"BACK TO THE DRAKE - On the way back to the Drake, we took these two pictures at the Redeye Grill, home of the Dancing Shrimp..., and at Harley-Davidson Cafe"

12 comments:

Sharm said...

so nice pictures ..

Trotter said...

thanks Sharm.

Cuckoo said...

Isn't big apple very different from European countries ?

GMG said...

Cuckoo,
It depends of the countries... Actually, NYC is unique, but I love it anyhow!

Stella Bella said...

Lovely blog with loads of cool photos! :D Amazing!

Could you tell me which country u will visit again and again?

Trotter said...

Stella,
There would be a long list of countries... and an injustice for the forgotten!
Anyhow, I would ALWAYS go back to NYC (a special), Italy, the Greek Isles, New Zealand South Isle, Easter Island and the rest of Chile, British Columbia, Alaska... Well it's a bit unfair to answer!!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Thanks for the photo of the fish market in Chinatown. :-)

It's fun to see your photos and try to figure out where they were taken.

Trotter said...

Ming,
I've not had much time to update the Revival 90s, as I've been posting on the main Blogtrotter. Anyhow, I'll try to show some more NYC pics here for you to find out where they were taken!

Doug said...

My roomate from college lived in NYC 1979-82 right after we graduated. He had a small apartment in Tudor City and had a view of the Chrysler building. We had a great time every time I visited. Thanks for taking the pictures I was too poor at the time to afford a camera.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Trotter said...

Doug, it's amazing that you had a friend in Tudor City in 1979. The first time we visited NYC was in May 1979 and we stayed at the Tudor City Hotel. But to check that you have to go to http://blogtrotta80s.blogspot.com/2006/07/first-time-in-new-york-may-1979.html and see the 1979 pictures of New York...
Thanks for the comment!

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

beautiful photographs of BRAZIL and NEWYORK......thanks for showing..visit my blog

Trotter said...

Thanks Raghu