Started off at 31st and 7th and got a plain coffee at Starbucks around 8AM.
Planned to waste some time in Macy's, but it opened at 10 not 9am as I had thought. So I walked downtown.
Stopped at a Flea Market on 25th between 5th and 6th next to the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St Sava. Had seen the back of the church from 26th and Broadway and wondered what it was, had some time to kill so took a look. Flea market had the normal stuff, only picked up a Yin Yang medallion.
Next spent some time at Fishs Eddy at 19th and Broadway. They have cool stuff, but it is all heavy.
On to Paragon at 18th and Broadway, tried on down sweaters and gloves and looked at approach shoes and cold weather wear.
Strolled the Market at Union Square, bought a rye bread round. The streets were starting to get real crowded.
At Barnes and Nobel on 17th bought a easy Spanish language book and wrote down a list of books for my Christmas list, all travel related.
- Baedekers Guide to Great Britain, 1937; ISBN-13: 9781908402615
- Slow Train to Switzerland, Diccon Bewes; ISBN-13: 9781857886252
- English Hours, Henry James; ISBN-13: 9781848854857
- Turn Right at Machu Picchu, Mark Adams; ISBN-13: 9780452297982
Spent some time in the Strand at 12th and Broadway, bought one book from Penguin Books Great Journeys series called "In the Heart of the Amazon Forest" by Henry Walter Bates(1825-1892), they each are short account of some explorer. I have one about Captain Cook and gave away one about Alexander Van Humboldt(1769 - 1859) "Jaguars and Electric Eels" about his explorations in Venezuela. The name sounds made up indeed.
|The day's catch|
Made my way back to 8th and Lafayette Ave for the 6 train. Along the way saw a lot of dogs in Halloween costumes, there was a Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park. Saw a black squirrel in the Park.
Visited a Street fair at 52nd street which was labeled as a Jazz Fest, but it was just that same fair selling the same stuff at just a different location.
Lastly, I visited the Morgan Library and Museum at 36th and Madison. The highlights were Mr Morgan's study and library. The other exhibits which included leafs from the Crusader Bible (illuminated manuscript) were interesting as well. The Morgan still gives out the little metal buttons upon entrance.
My travels ended with a doughnut and a cup of coffee at 5pm.
It was a beautiful sunny day and I was dead tired.