New York - Remembering 911, Ghostbusters, and an Amble through Tribeca

We spent a sunny Saturday in New York City exploring lower Manhattan.  The new Freedom Tower shimmered in the sun just beyond the colonial era graveyard at St. Paul's Chapel.  
A liberty-style bell (a gift from the City of London) stood in memorial to the terror attacks of 911.
We walked inside St. Paul's Church.  Memorial plaques lined the wall, some dating back to the 1700s.
Inside, the church was spare and subdued with flags flying all around.  A memorial to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks sat along the perimeter.
We moved back into the sunshine, took a final look up at the Freedom Tower and continued on our walk.
We noted the contrast in style to the Art Deco post office building across the street.
Walking through Tribeca, we stopped at the fire house made famous in the movie Ghostbusters.  After a somber morning with reminders of 911 all around, the sight of this firehouse made us smile.
Still, reminders of 911 followed us throughout town as the Freedom Tower is almost always visible.
Our amble through Tribeca led us to stop for lunch at Nish Nush for spicy falafel.
A lovely ginger iced tea started things off.
We sat at a table covered in chickpeas...
The table sat facing the open window of the restaurant and at least three tourists came by asking for directions while we sat there.  We must look like we belong in New York!
Two giant falafel wraps arrived before us.
The best part was this spicy green sauce which I applied liberally.
Continuing on, we admired more Gothic skyscrapers in the neighborhood.
Buildings with hefty columns had a certain curb appeal.
The columns were often accented with ornate figures.
We ended our tour admiring one of New York's many historic water tanks sitting on the roof of an unassuming building nearby.
The city always has a great vibe and you never run out of things to see!

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