I'm taking things a bit easier this morning on my last day in New York as I've run myself ragged trying to soak everything up. But what a fabulous time I've been having! The city has such a great vibe and the people are very friendly, and I love the Noo Yawk accent!
I think I will have to save posting most of my photos for when I get back to Australia where I can easily reduce them and have proper access to the blogger tools - unlike with this iPad app.
I met up with Joan Tavolott on two more occasions. One day I joined her along with a small group of New York Urban Sketchers at Grand Central Station. We spent hours there and met up for lunch between sketches. What a gobsmacking building it is. It is so exciting visiting these iconic places. My sister has a stunning black and white photo of it on her wall. Taken in the 1930s, it shows the sun streaming in through the high windows. I doubt that view would be possible now due to it being surrounded by taller buildings. But the sun wasn't shining that day so I wouldn't know for sure.
Another day I joined Joan and the Urban Sketchers at the beautiful Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.
Joan and I in front of the fountain - and Joan below creating one of her many masterpieces.
It was so special meeting up with Joan and the other sketchers. I really appreciated Joan travelling in from Long Island to meet up with me.
I will post more from New York soon, in the meantime my next stop will be a small town in Massachusetts to visit friends.