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Monday, April 28, 2014

NYC Weekend

I had the pleasure of spending a few days in New York City this last week.
My wife is a high school choir director and her choir was invited back for another performance at Carnegie Hall.  I literally took 100's of pictures and have posted a few here from the trip.

I have read about miniatures and dollhouses from FAO Schwarz and even have a few in my collection.  FAO Schwarz is the oldest toy store in the U.S. founded in 1862. It is near Carnegie Hall, so I stopped by to see what it was like.

There is a great old drawing in the Carnegie Hall Museum of a cross section through the building.  I am a sucker for great architectural drawings.

Here is a picture of my best friend and wife after rehearsal inside the iconic Isacc Sterm Auditorium where they performed.

Our tour group did a walking tour of lower Manhattan.  We started here at this bronze model which shows the colony back when it was a Dutch settlement called New Amsterdam 

Here is a close up to see some of the detail.

Our walking tour also included St Paul's chapel at Trinity Church founded in 1697.  This is the pew used by George Washington who worshipped there. 

There is also a banner inside from the people of our home state of Oklahoma.  A gift of hope after the 9/11 tragedy.

We also went to the observation deck on top of Rockefeller Center.  On the way up, we stopped by this great architectural model which stood nearly 8 feet tall.

This trip was also special because my daughter Carolyn and co-blogger was part of the choir this year!


  1. HI!
    It looks like you all had a great trip!
    Thanks for sharing the photos!

  2. Hello Troy,
    What a lovely family! it looks like you had a fantastic time and you got to see some amazing things. Thank you for sharing the great pictures.
    Big hug,

  3. So nice of you to share the photos of what looks like a great trip. Must have been wonderful to see your wife and daughter performing together.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. It looks like you all had a wonderful time!

  5. Great pictures Troy, looks like you had a great time!

  6. The family who travels together...has a ball! It is nice to see a lovely family enjoying a fascinating place. :-)

  7. A lovely family photo. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

  8. Thanks for sharing your trip. I enjoyed the visit.

  9. Hi Troy! Thank you for taking us along on your wonderful family trip. So lovely to see you all travel together.

    I was very intrigued with the early model of New York. Being Dutch I still cringe when I think about the early settlers who capitulated to the English and handed over their settlement in 1664. Imagine they hadn't.... Who knows? You'd be speaking Dutch too :)