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Friday, 20 January 2017

A bit more New York

On arriving back in Manhatten from our Liberty Island trip, we walked up the road and soon found ourselves heading up Wall Street and here was the Charging Bull

On the night of 15th December 1989, the bull was loaded on a truck with a crane and driven to the NYSE by the Artist, Arturo Di Modica and a few friends. The bull arrived unnoticed and unannounced under the NYSE Christmas tree.  By morning it was the BIG story all over the media. It was truly a mystery as no one knew how it got there or who was responsible.   The NYSE officials were not happy to have it there and they tried to get the City to remove it. Around 5pm they took matters into their own hands and paid a private contractor to haul the Bull off to storage in Queens.

However lower Manhattan businessman, Arthur Piccolo read the article and found Mr. Di Modica in the phone book. They spoke and met later that Saturday to survey the space at Bowling Green Park, a few blocks from the NYSE, as the future home of the bull. With the help of Henry Stern, the NY Parks and then mayor of New York, Edward Koch, the bull returned to Bowling Green on the morning of December 20, 1989 and is still there to this day where visitors go for their photos.


We wandered on up the road - what a beautiful walkway this was

St Paul's Chapel - Manhatten built in 1766
The rear of St. Paul's Chapel faces Church Street, opposite the east side of the World Trade Centre site. After the attack on September 11, 2001, which led to the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Centre.  St. Paul's Chapel served as a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers at the WTC site.  For eight months, hundreds of volunteers worked 12-hour shifts around the clock, serving meals, making beds, counselling and praying with fire fighters, construction workers, police and others. The church survived without even a broken window. Church history declares it was spared by a miracle sycamore on the northwest corner of the property that was hit by debris. While the church's organ was badly damaged by smoke and dirt, the organ has been refurbished and is in use again.

We walked down the side of St Paul's Chapel
World Trade Centre

In we went and there was a lot going on

Plans on the World Trade Centre site
New buildings under construction on the site
This building is finished
You arrive at Ground Zero and the feelings that overwhelm you
are very humbling and you quietly walk around
S T U N N I N G L Y     B E A U T I F U L
What a beautiful memorial
Thanks for popping by
Xx Joy xX


  1. I've loved reading about your trip to New York Joy. I've went to the top of one of the World Trade Centres when I visited about 25 years ago! It must be a very thought provoking site now xxx

  2. That was great, I really enjoyed reading that! It brought back lots of memories from our trip to New York in 2014 - we went into St Paul's Chapel and found it to be a very moving place; just as much if not more so than the Ground Zero site. When you see it, with the huge fountains, you realise what a small space it was in really and it's a miracle that even more people weren't killed as the buildings collapsed. Thanks for sharing! xx

  3. <3 Ground Zero <3 really makes you think, thankyou for sharing your special moments there xx