Our second day of Big City Little Cameras started off by riding the subway from Central Park to Chelsea and walking to the Chelsea Market. The market is located in a renovated Nabisco factory where the Oreo was invented. There are all sorts of shops, places to eat, and people to watch. Connected to the market is The High Line, which I highly recommend. The High Line is a section of elevated train tracks that has been reclaimed and made into a walking path, with overlooks, picnic areas, and flower gardens. It opened in 2009 and it appears that it is being expanded.
After walking we stopped for some drinks and eats, and then continued onto Grand Central Station. This building has been on my list to visit for a while, and I am glad that I had the chance. If you recall in my Day 1 post, I mentioned that I knew I would miss out on a shot or two due my limited kit I was traveling with. This particular stop is probably where I missed having a super wide angle lens the most. I wish I would have been able to get wider for the interior. With that said, I am extremely happy with the results I was able to obtain. Sue was nice enough to just hang out and people watch while I shot, shot, shot, and shot some more. We went to the whisper wall, and then hopped a train back towards Central Park.
It was a super busy day of walking and exploring, so we decided to hang out and people watch in the patio area outside of the Apple Store by The Plaza Hotel at Central Park. This is exactly what we needed, as we were resting up for dinner at Peter Luger's Steak House in Brooklyn and cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery for dessert. An extremely busy day of walking and exploring was in the books...stay tuned for Day 3.