A week in the Big Apple and Boston.
Monday 6 October 1997 - Sunday 12 October 1997
This was a week's holiday and was arranged at short notice as I was not able to go on another trip to Central America due to illness.
The first few days were spent in New York, going to some places I had not been to earlier, especially a trip to the top of the Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building (without King Kong).
The view south towards downtown Manhattan. This view has unfortunately changed a bit since 1997.
The lower west side, Hudson River and New Jersey.
Midtown, the East River and Brooklyn.
I then caught the train (yes, they do exist in the USA) from Penn Street Station to Boston. It was a very relaxed four hour trip up the coast line and given the time of year, the scenery and foliage were spectacular. Lots of history in Boston and the food isn't too bad either.
The Memorial Hall at Harvard University, prior to its tower being added in 1999.
Colonel William Prescott (1726 - 1795), commander of the American forces at Bunker Hill, a famous, if costly, British victory in June 1775.
Down town Boston from the harbour.
The Bull & Finch pub, the model for "Cheers".