Well, we made it to New York and back again safely while the Eyjafjallajokul volcano was taking a little break from disrupting North Atlantic and European airspace. I don’t like flying very much at the best of times so I was glad that our flights were unaffected – hats off to the BA crews who navigated their way around the “plume of doom”.
New York was great (in fact a helluva’ town) and we had a brilliant, if rather exhausting time. I was there for half a day back in 1976 but we had a full four days on this trip and were able to visit many of the sights and drink in the atmosphere. Best thing was probably the view downtown from the top of the Rockefellor Centre and of course getting to see Trump Tower for real – although the great man didn’t appear to be in residence.
I also went into the Metropolitan Museum of Art where I took this picture of a painting depicting Napoleon at the battle of Friedland. I’m not sure who the artist was but the detail is stunning. However, I have to report that I’ve still not made any progress on the other type of painting, namely Hinton Hunts but I hope to remedy that soon.