On my final day in Aus we took a drive up to Blackheath for one last opportunity to explore those beautiful Blue Mountain escarpments from Govetts Leap.
View of the Grose Valley from Govetts Leap in Blackheath
Then, after three fun weeks with Frank & fam, I began my return journey to the States.
Flight from Dallas, TX to New York, NY
I spent a couple of days in New York enroute to the trail. Love this city! Some highlights:
Like the Virginia Creeper, which I briefly explored while in Damascus & Abingdon, The High Line is a beautiful 1.4 mile long stretch of park, built on the site of a former elevated railway bed, enabling the walker to stroll above the streets of the Art Gallery district from 34th St to Little West 12th St.
Highline Map & Key Points of Interest pdf
NYC – always growing
Old brick, new concrete, glass & steel, sculpture gardens formed from repurposed railway materials – a landscape of shifting colour, texture and shape
Chelsea, Greenwich Village, SoHo & the Meatpacking District: Such a cool neighbourhood. Such an offputting name. I love weaving my way through these old wide pedestrian thoroughfares and narrow streets and lanes.
Flatiron Building from the rear
The Flatiron from the front
New York Public Library
New York Post Office – not the greatest panorama, but I wanted to capture the lovely inscription which runs the length of the building’s facade: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”
Madison Square Garden with Empire State Building in the background
Grand Central Station:
There is a wonderful outdoor reading room at Bryant Park, which shares the block with the NY Public Library
View through the park to the Empire State Building – there are weekly film screenings in Bryant Park throughout the summer months
New Yorker Hotel
Radio City Music Hall
Robert Burns & Walter Scott: Guardians at the Gate
That late afternoon glow:
Goodnight New York 😘