Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Day in New York and City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 313 ~ Black and White

Hello Friends, I am sorry that I didn't have time to check my blog until now, we were in New York City for Dolce's graduation, she graduated with highest distinction, or they called it at the ceremony - Summa cum Laude, well done girl.

 I arrived at Newark airport on Friday evening, it took me more than 2 hours to get to our friend's house in Long Island, I would like to stay in the city like we used to, but a friend of DH kept inviting us, we finally said YES this time since his place is also close to Dolce's campus.

This is the picture I took with my phone while stuck in the traffic .....


On Saturday, we had the driver took us to High Line, I like taking the subway while I was in NYC, but our friend insisted to have his driver take care of us all day.....


The High Line is a 1.45 mile-long New York City linear park build in the city on an elevated section of an old New York Central Railroad ......


we started the trail from 14th street, make a loop and back to Chelsea Market...


I really wish I could spend more time at Chelsea Market....


 after Chelsea, we went to the Freedom Tower for the first time....


when I first moved to NYC 2003, this place was called Ground Zero, it was a big hole on the ground.


we moved to Jersey City many years later, they were building the freedom tower then, the construction area is where we walked by day in day out as we have to take the Path train from the city back to Jersey City
 

 Today, the beautiful reflection pools sit within the footprints where the twin Towers once stood.

After the graduation, we went to JFK and waited for hours for our flight to Rome (did you get the right answer from that picture on the last post?) where Dolce will be doing her business study here for 10 days, Clare and I will drop her off at school campus here tomorrow, we will be here for another night and then move on to our next destination on Wednesday....

WHERE?????
 
to this place where Ernest Hemingway and Mary Hemingway once stood!

source
 
tell me if you know the answer! : )

Before I go, here's my card for City Crafter Challenge Blog "Black and White" challenge this week, hop over for challenge details....





oh one more good news before I go, Papi is finally HOME with DH, I'll tell you the story when I get a chance.

22 comments:

Sylvia said...

I am not managing to get any photo guess correct...must be jet lag! LOL! Thanks for all the beautiful pictures and your card is quite nice as well! As for traffic...such is life when traveling down the road! Happy Tuesday, Kirsty!

Ros Crawford said...

Many Congrats to your lovely talented daughter!! Love your photos and your card is beautiful! So glad to hear that Papi is home!! Safe travels!

Ariadne said...

I miss NY!AriadnefromGreece!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the NYC photos ... hoping to make it to Freedom tower someday! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the card!! LOVING the stars!!! And glad to hear DH is home with Papi!!!!!

Stella said...

Kirsty a big congrats to Dolce for graduating Summa Cum Laude; woohoo!
I love seeing the photos of New York and I am glad you are coming to Europe. Your card for CCCB is gorgeous!

Hopefully you wil be able to enjoy all the places. Your schedule is busy; take care and we will meet soon :)

Marina said...

Is it Venice?
Enjoyed seeing your photos and admiring your card - great idea to use stars in black and white.

Maria said...

Oh, you must be one proud Mom of Dolce! What an accomplishment...congratulations to her! You are very busy with your travels! Safe travels to you and enjoy! Your card is just so fun and interesting with all the stars! Take care!:-)

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful card and fab pictures! Congrats to your DD!
I hope you are having wonderful visit with not too much heat and not too many tourists (well that's a hard one!)
xx

Elborgi said...

wonderful card- fantastic pictures!
elma

Wen Green said...

Oh wow!! Big congrats to Dolce!!! You must be so proud, Kirsty, such a great accomplishment! Love your photos of NYC. I heard about the High Line before, such a great initiative. Beautiful card you made! Have fun in Rome! And then in Venice I guess? :) Hugs xx

Tracy said...

Wow! So much wonderful news AND a great card. Huge congrats to Dolce for her accomplishments. Enjoy your trip! Hugs!

TK said...

Beautiful card! Enjoy your amazing travels!

Greta said...

So glad Papi is home & bet he's happy, too! Congratulations to Dolce--you do have smart, talented kids, Kirsty! Thanks for sharing pictures from NYC--not sure I'll ever get back there. What a wonderful card--LOVE it! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful photos and a wonderful card! Have a fantastic time on your travels and congrats to your DD!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love all the stars on your card! Adorable! And huge congrats to Dolce for graduating Summa Cum Laude!! That is amazing, and I KNOW how proud you are! Thanks for sharing all your pictures! I LOVE to see your travels! Can't wait to see more!

Tieva Design said...

Wishing you a wonderful time in Rome!!!
And your card is again amazing.
Gabi

Charlene said...

Congrats to your beautiful daughter!!! LOVE the pictures, but have no idea where their standing :-) HAPPY TRAVELS!!

Lux G. said...

I want to go visit these places. Mesmerizing.
Congrats to Dolce too.

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful photo's as always girl! Love your black and white card too! Very eye catching! ;-)

baili said...

you must be very proud of your darling daughter who got huge success in her studies ,may God bless her with so many more in future ,pics are so nice ,flowers in forth pic are unique to me as never saw such before
your card is beautiful ,best wishes from Asia Pakistan

Andie Miller said...

Such beautiful photos! Congrats to Dolce. I'm sure she worked very hard for that distinction. You must be very proud. I'm guessing Paris, but I'm a bad guess-er, ha. Your black and white card is stunning, I really like the gold star acccent! Have a lovely trip.

Sue Lelli said...

Congrats to Dolce! How proud you must be! LOVE your card!