Brooklyn Bridge to Bierkraft

We woke on Sunday with our sights set on Brooklyn!  

Being the crazy tourist that I am, I snapped a million photos of the Brooklyn Bridge while trying to not get run over by the disgusted cyclists barreling across the pedway.  I loved how the cables stretched across the blue sky, how vivid the buildings on Manhattan appeared, and the little notes written in permanent marker on the bridge's beams.   Below are some of my favorite images. 

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Cloisters and a Lobster Roll

For those that have a bit more time in New York City, I highly recommend stepping away from the chaos and visiting the Cloisters.  

So....what the heck IS the Cloisters?  Don't worry, I didn't have a clue either.

The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located along the Hudson River in Upper Manhattan.  It was about a 30 minute metro ride from Central Park (more about our stroll through Central Park here). The building itself is a rebuilt monastery, full of religious and medieval art and lovely courtyard gardens. 

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Tea at the Plaza

Brigid's request for our weekend in NYC was to go to afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel.  We made our reservation at the Palm Court via Open Table about 6 weeks prior to my visit, which allowed plenty of time to get excited!  After our ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, we hurried back to the apartment to shower and dress in more appropriate attire.  Walking into the Palm Court is to step into a world of luxury and ladies who lunch.  

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