I had a total of 3 days to run around in Manhattan after the wedding. My ultimate last stop was The City Quilter on W 25th St. Wow what a shop!!! At first I thought I wasn't headed in the right direction on the street because it all seemed residential. Then the red awning popped into view. I was so excited about going in that I missed the sign that said "Ring bell to enter". Lol.....my fault that I was jumping ahead of myself. Once inside I could appreciate their use of the space they have. Some quilt stores go overboard trying to cram so much into a small space so as not to miss out. The City Quilter is just right! They have a lot of product in a small space but with such a light open feeling. It makes you want to stay for a long time and browse.
Unfortunately my pic doesn't do justice to the inside of the place. They have very bright contemporary/funky novelty/great silks/NYC motif/Ethnic fabrics as well as some more traditional. They have a great selection of books and patterns. Then here is the be all and end all......they have GREAT customer service. The ladies inside were very welcoming and extremely helpful. All in all I say if you are ever in the city you have to make this a priority to stop at!
Walking around the city your head feels as if it is on a swivel. There is so much to look at both at street level and at sky level sometimes you just don't know where to stop. I found myself photographing clocks all over the city. This is just one of the many ones I found.....I believe it was on 6th Ave.
Just loved how the buildings looked through the street lights.
On Monday I went to the Empire State Building. Here is a view of it from the street.
After the ESB I went to the Garment District. It is so much fun to walk the streets and see fabric store after fabric store. I have to admit though at a certain point it was so overwhelming. I felt like I was trying to follow the Project Runway footsteps and found Parsons School of Design which somehow I didn't take a pic of. I also found Mood fabrics which lets just say I got into the most trouble there. They have an absolutely amazing collection of buttons!!!
At Paron Fabrics I found this gorgeous piece of gray fabric that was iridescent from a chartreuse green to a purple. It just screamed out background fabric.
On my last day Tuesday I took the Ferry out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was a truly amazing experience. One I recommend to anyone that can.
This is a part of a window on the main building at Ellis Island. The amount of work they have done to create an Immigration Museum is incredible. I could have spent hours upon hours in the museum. It was very humbling to see the passports and ship manifests. Not to mention reading the statements of immigrants as to what they went through just to reach this country.
After the ferry I walked up Broadway from Battery Park. I saw the bull associated with Wall St. At the intersection of Broadway and Wall St. is Trinity Church. The architecture of this church is gorgeous. This is a side view from the cemetery.