Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - Day 4
After thanking our friend for his hospitality and breakfast, we went by metro to see the United Nations building. From there, we walked to the Empire State Building. Of course, we went to the top to see New York’s magnificent view. You can’t see it in the picture, but it was windy and freezing on the shade side of the building!
Then we made a quick visit to Central Park. We saw the Wollman Rink, an ice skating rink renovated in the 80ties by Donald Trump. We also wanted to see John Lennon’s memorial. In front of the Dakota Building, where John Lennon lived and was murdered, Yoko Ono created a peaceful garden called Strawberry Fields to honor his memory.
Around 14.00 pm, we walked back to the apartment to pick up our luggage and took a cab to the airport. We boarded on time but still had a one-hour delay due to heavy traffic around the airport.
We returned home around 20.00 pm.. We all agreed: this had been our first visit to New York City but it certainly won’t be our last!