Sunday, February 3, 2008

Financial District

There was lots to see in downtown. The financial district seemed less crowded with tourists. The streets were filled with business men and women running for a quick bite to eat. They seemed to tolerate the few bumbling tourists around them. The weather was perfect so many were eating outside on the steps of Federal Hall, or around the stock exchange. We enjoyed walking through Federal Hall and exploring history there. There is terrifficly old and beautiful architecture downtown to enjoy. The lunchtime ambience was a fun time to visit.

Gorgeous shot of Federal Hall ceiling.

George Washington inaugurated first President of US on balcony here.

Statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall.

Shot of Wall St with lunch-time vendors on the left.

Trinity church where Alexander Hamilton is buried. Very old church and very old graveyard. A few fun spots around the church to sit and eat lunch.

Close-up shot of The Stock Exchange.

The famous Wall Street Bull.