As promised, you're invited to join me at Abby & Sean's wedding in New York City.
The ceremony was held at Trinity Church on Broadway and Wall Street in Manhattan.
The train stops right on the corner by the church.
Just down the block is the famous Wall Street bull.
The first Trinity Church was built in 1698. It was destroyed in the Great NY Fire in 1776.
The second church lasted from 1790 to 1840.
In 1846, the church that you see here was built. Three's a charm!
The graves of Alexander Hamilton and many other famous NYers are in the church's cemetery. It's said you can tell the tourists from the native New Yorkers because the tourists walk along looking up at the big buildings. However, on lower Broadway, there is a good reason to look down. The sidewalk has plaques at regular intervals to celebrate each of the city's ticker-tape parades.
The first ticker tape parade was held in 1886. Others, such as one to commemorate the return of Theodore Roosevelt from his safari in Africa, followed.
For over half a century, they were held for every visiting head of state and to celebrate historic events of all sorts. After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, hometown sports champions and astronauts are the more usual recipients.
Now that ticker tape machines have gone the way of the dinosaurs, ordinary white paper is shredded into narrow strips to be tossed from office windows and rooftops.
After Abby and Sean were pronounced man and wife, we boarded a bus provided by the proud parents and headed for Brooklyn.
That's the Brookyln Bridge with Manhattan in the background.
To be continued...