Braving the Rain, Walking the Brooklyn Bridge and Seeing in Mums Birthday!

Braving the Rain, Walking the Brooklyn Bridge and Seeing in Mums Birthday!

Although for the past few weeks in DC have been beautiful without a spot of rain we were due for a downpour. Although Becca and I had our Pac-a-mac with us, Mum and Dad were not as prepared. However we managed to find an alternate solution for them: As you can see Mum made sure every part of her hair was covered. IMG_0124 IMG_0126 Luckily the rain stopped by the end of the morning, so we didn’t miss out. While it was raining we went to the Discovery Museum in Times Square and decided to see the Lego exhibition (I didn’t want to see weird stuff about the body!) And we definitely made the right decision as it was incredible. We saw some famous pieces of art work such as the Mona Lisa and Girl with a Pearl Earring made entirely of Lego. IMG_0141 IMG_0143 IMG_0147 We also saw some 3D sculptures which took over 10,000+ blocks to create: IMG_0156 IMG_0169 IMG_0173 IMG_0180 IMG_0181
We then saw some of the artists own designs made entirely out of one colour of Lego: My favourite was the blue swimmer. IMG_0198 The most impressive though had to be the dinosaur which took a whole summer to create. IMG_0226 The next part of the exhibition was a mixture of photography and lego – superimposing one part as Lego such as the red umbrella or a dog:IMG_0238 IMG_0243 IMG_0254 IMG_0255
At the end of the exhibition we were asked to write our names on a block and then these blocks would then be used in a new piece of art – although Dad decided to be annoying and sign it as apparently it would be worth something one day! IMG_0259 IMG_0263 We stopped for a cupcake and then headed on a boat cruise to Battery Park to visit the 9/11 memorial. On the boat cruise our tour guide pointed out the dock that the Titanic was meant to arrive at, as well as the Carpathian which was the ship that came to their rescue. We arrived at the 9/11 memorial and by this time the sun was shining. The view was breath-taking. IMG_0295 IMG_0297 We visited the 9/11 museum which was heart breaking. Covering one wall was missing posters from the time, as well as pieces of shrapnel from the aeroplane when it hit. IMG_0315 Seeing the museum definitely took a lot out of us, but we headed on to our next stop: Grimaldi’s Pizza in Brooklyn. Located under the Brooklyn Bridge and taking only cash and never just a slice – it is one of the best Pizzas I have ever had. IMG_0334After completely filling ourselves up, we were ready to walk the Brooklyn Bridge. One thing I learnt from this experience: None of us can jump in time! IMG_0336 IMG_0337 IMG_0338 IMG_0339 IMG_0340
That evening we waited till pretty late to head to the Empire State Building, so that we would be at the top of the tower by midnight to celebrate it turning to Mums Birthday. IMG_0371 Although I had been up the Rockefeller Centre, as had the others earlier in the week, this was a first for all of us! Once we had reached the top it was incredible. IMG_0375 IMG_0388 Seeing the city lit up at night was amazing although it was also freezing! IMG_0390 IMG_0393 IMG_0403 IMG_0405 We also headed up even higher to the 92nd floor which thankfully was inside! We had made it to Midnight and seen Mum’s Birthday in! IMG_0389 IMG_0410 IMG_0418

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One Response to Braving the Rain, Walking the Brooklyn Bridge and Seeing in Mums Birthday!

  1. bfam says:

    lovely to see some photos can see you had a great time

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