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Dear Friends, loyal readers, [Für Deutsch hier klicken]

What I mistook as a cathedral turned out to be... Princton...
What I mistook as a cathedral turned out to be… Princeton…

First of all, my thanks go out to all of you who one way or another sent me their birthday wishes. I feel incredibly blessed to have so many dear friends who think of me no matter how many thousand miles away. I shall thank all of you personally at some point this week – I will have to work through all the communication in stages, I guess.

In the meanwhile the new week arrived here in the U.S. too and I owe you good people a blog post. Though I did bring my laptop to New Jersey I haven’t touched it once… my days were filled with so much fresh air, architectural and historical masterpieces and luckily also with some “togetherness” with my better half that I simply dropped dead in the evenings. Sometimes you have to know how to set your priorities.

As a first teaser, I simply post some of the photos I’ve been taking with my iPhone, marching through the big city of even bigger dreams. Later on I shall deliver some additional written impressions about my visit to the east coast. Enjoy!

First glimpse of the NY skyline
First glimpse of the NY skyline
Detail of ceiling at Grand Central Terminal
Detail of ceiling at Grand Central Terminal
I am so taken with this architectural mix
I am so taken with this architectural mix
Jersey City seen from the World Financial Center Ferry Terminal
Jersey City seen from the World Financial Center Ferry Terminal
Hello Switzerland! Rolex & Lindt, always a welcome sight
Hello Switzerland! Rolex & Lindt, always a welcome sight
Freedom Tower disappearing into the clouds... the only "bad weather" day
Freedom Tower disappearing into the clouds… the only “bad weather” day
Central Park as seen from the Top of the Rock(efeller Center)
Central Park as seen from the Top of the Rock(efeller Center)
Immigration Museum on Ellis Island - naturally I had to see that
Immigration Museum on Ellis Island – naturally I had to see that
Can it get any more patriotic than that? U.S. flag, U.S. Coast Guard and Lady Liberty neatly lined up
Can it get any more patriotic than that? U.S. flag, U.S. Coast Guard and Lady Liberty neatly lined up
Yummmmm, Pizzaaaa! Enjoyed in Little Italy, of course
Yummmmm, Pizzaaaa! Enjoyed in Little Italy, of course
A glimpse of Brooklyn Bridge
A glimpse of Brooklyn Bridge
9/11 Memorial - the site always left me somewhat uneasy
9/11 Memorial – the site always left me somewhat uneasy

 

Liebe Freunde, treue Leser

Zunächst danke ich allen ganz herzlich, die mir auf welchem Weg auch immer zum Geburtstag gratuliert haben. Ich fühle mich unglaublich gesegnet, so viele liebe Freunde zu haben, die selbst etliche tausend Kilometer entfernt noch an mich denken. Ich werde mich diese Woche noch etappenweise bei allen persönlich bedanken.

Die neue Woche ist inzwischen auch bei uns angekommen und somit schulde ich euch guten Leuten einen Blog-Beitrag. Obwohl ich meinen Laptop nach New Jersey mitgenommen hatte, habe ich ihn kein einziges Mal in die Finger genommen… meine Tage waren dermassen gefüllt mit frischer Luft, architektonischen und geschichtlichen Wunderwerken und zum Glück auch etwas Zweisamkeit mit meiner besseren Hälfte, dass ich abends nur noch ins Bett fiel. Manchmal muss man wissen Prioritäten zu setzen.

Damit ihr euch schon einmal einen ersten Eindruck meiner Erlebnisse in und um Manhatten machen könnt, hier einige Fotos von meinen Märschen durch die grosse Stadt der noch grösseren Träume. Später folgen dann noch einige schriftliche Eindrücke zu meinem Besuch an der Ostküste. Viel Spass!

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