Thursday, March 23, 2006


The New York Public Library is situated within the busy confines of Fifth Avenue. Most of us over thirties will remember this location fondly as it played host to the 'Librarian granny ghost' opening scenes in the 1984 hit comedy Ghostbusters. However, the younger element will no doubt recall it for the pivotal scenes in the 2004 disaster movie (in more ways than one!) The Day After Tomorrow. Not surprisingly the movie theme was my paramount reason to visit. Mrs H, however, had far more intellectual and valid excuses to enter!

First impressions? WOW! - You really have to pay a personal visit to fully appreciate the sheer scale. For example, the entrance lobby alone is the size of my local Library here in the UK!!

Set to some outstanding architecture, the building is ornately and delicately adorned with striking paintings and murals. Photography is pretty much frowned upon in many areas and I was regularly ushered away by security as soon as I produced the camera!

We spent the best part of three hours wandering around and basically getting lost in a typical touristy (sp?) fashion! Realistically you could spend an entire day there and still not take everything in. There truly is something for everyone.

I couldn't close this post without mentioning the Lions that proudly flank the main entrance of the Library. With all the pride and majesty that you would expect from the King of the Jungle, nothing can break their immense strength and beauty... except when three local New Yorkers decided to land on them - pwned! :)


At March 24, 2006 5:14 am, Blogger Raquel said...

Hello, blog hopping from neoworx.

Can I suggest, can you put a tagboard on your sidebar? Some people just like me don't have a confidence to leave a message on your comment box if it is out of the topic.

Ok, have a great week.

At March 24, 2006 1:45 pm, Blogger Cajun Tiger said...

Thanks for commenting on my site. Please come back as often as you like.

Great pics of NYC!!!

At March 24, 2006 1:54 pm, Blogger Daniel said...

Quite nice, I am sure his majesty won't mind until drop drip pup... Suits him somehow


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