At New York and Flushing Meadows
Been a while since I posted something and this one is going to be a light post as we were busy traveling to our favorite city, the big apple or New York and using the opportunity to see a bit of the US open. Also went to take a look at the Indian enclave called Jackson heights (a bit of advice – don’t waste your time going there for good Indian food, stick to Curry hill (Murray Hill around Lexington ave and 28th), though the place does give you a real feel of India.
Wandering around the Hudson River banks, walking through central park and testing new eateries on the upper west kept us busy for a few days.
|Sania giving somebody (not me!) a tough look|
But the main idea was of course to see the quarter finals at the US open and watch Wavrinka, Djokovic, Murray, Youzhny and of course a couple of our desi stars Sania Mirza and Leander Paes.
|Paes waiting for a Bryan serve|
Was great fun of course, to watch the smoldering Swiss Wavrinka, the glum Scotsman Murray, the mercurial Djokovic and the moody Youzhny. Paes and Stepanek showed what team work is all about when they beat the Bryan brothers and Sania and her partner Zheng showed how it should not be played, at least on that particular day when they lost the semifinals.
|Could not meet her though !|
The Arthur Ashe stadium was a revelation, housing some 25,000 people and an example of how a well-made stadium makes watching a game even from the highest stands, a pleasure. And now some of the day in pictures.
If you are wondering what is hanging over my left ear (like a lot of others at the stadium), the device is a little radio provided by Amex which transmitted commentaries of the events live, so it was nice listening to the ESPN audio while watching the match.
Most of the photos were taken by my son Arun, so thanks to him.....