Saturday Afternoon in New York

Determined to cover every major tourist attraction in Manhattan, we continued our walk along 5th Avenue to make our way to 30 Rock.

The GE Building, pictured below, is a 70-floor, 266 m tower.

The art deco style is apparent right from the sign over the main entrance doors: Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times. Not too many visitors would be aware that this quote is from scripture — the book of Isaiah 33:6.

After walking through the complex, we made our way over to the New York Public Library.

This library, with a collection of almost 53 million items, is the second largest public library in the United States — the Library of Congress is the largest. The architectural details within the library are stunning.

After our tour of the library, we went over to Grand Central Station. It is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms. 44 with 67 tracks.

We had a bit of food in the terminal and, despite the hustle and bustle of the station, some folks obviously come to the station for shelter.

Lorraine and I hit the wall at around 6pm. And no surprise. We had spent the past two and a half days hiking around Manhattan pretty much non-stop. We were tired and needed to rest.

A few more photos to share tomorrow as we walked through the streets of New York prior to making our way back home.

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