So I want you all to know, I risked my pride and my status as one of the people who pushes through the tourists, to be a tourist. Ish. I snapped a few photos on my way to work today so you can walk with me and see what I see. They're not the greatest photos ever, cause I couldn't bring myself to actually stop walking to take them. Lest I look too much like a tourist. At least I wasn't wearing a fanny pack and carrying a map.
Ready? Let's go.
This is what I call the bubble tunnel. It's the entrance to the train in Jersey City.
As you're exiting the station in NY, you can see Ground Zero. It's also visible from the train but it was too crowded to take a picture today.
Here's the train station from the outside. Although after today, it'll be closed and we have to use another entrance around the side, two more blocks away. They're remodeling the whole thing.
Where the World Trade Towers used to stand
The universal gathering steps for student groups. Guess they weren't meeting till later today.
Then there's the plaza. Usually lots of people, lots of food carts. Lots of I heart NY gear.
I have no idea what this sculpture is, but I walk past it every day. And this photo turned out kinda cool.
If you need to stop and catch your breath, now's the time. We're halfway there!
Across the street from the other red sculpture is this red sculpture.
There's a whole block between the last sculptures and this, but it's not that exciting a block. I kinda think this looks like sliced mushrooms.
As we turn the corner past the mushrooms, we're headed directly toward the New York Stock Exchange. It's that building in the distance with the flag on it.
So this street is kinda interesting. They have these huge metal things in the road so you can't drive through. But when delivery trucks come through, they put one down so the truck can come in, but there's another huge thing on the other side. And they don't let the truck pass until it's been inspected by the K-9 unit.
Meet Rudy! The highlight of my walk to work, and I actually got to meet and pet him today while he was sunning on the street!
And TADA! The New York Stock Exchange on the right...
And on the left, the Federal Hall National Memorial, the site of George Washington's first inauguration and the place where the Bill of Rights was passed (thank you, Wikipedia).
So once you pass Federal Hall, you're officially on Wall Street.
More fun stuff on Wall Street (this is all within one block, mind you)
Yes, that is Tiffany & Co.
And we're here! 44 Wall Street! You made it!
And for good measure, the walk back to the train...
There, now don't you feel exercised?
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