We admired tall buildings:
And the bronzes outside the Public Library. If I had an ounce of energy I'd look them up, but I think they're St. Gaudens.
We moved on to family in and about Manhattan, and celebrated the Fourth on the Circle Line, taking in the much-ballyhooed temporary installation, the Waterfalls. Rather dramatic:
A very dull couple of weeks coming up, learning the kinds of things that practical people think are important in perhaps the direst of all American cities: its capital. We will extract what joy we can, and pass it on.