1 JimmyR 3 months ago The Carrots thread got me thinking about my greyhound travels around the USA, and that reminded me of one of the most remarkable things I have ever seen. Well there are plenty because I have been to some beautiful places, but this one was almost by accident...I was on a night bus from Toronto to NYC. For some reason the bus came down through New Jersey and across to Manhattan through the Lincoln Tunnel. Just as dawn was close we turned to go down to the Lincoln Tunnel and I saw Manhattan for the first time. It was incredible - all of downtown and midtown Manhattan was silhouettes of dusty grey , like cardboard cutouts against a dusty pink sky. It looked like one of those cheesy old movie sets, or a background to a tonight show. It wouldn't have looked real except for the enormous scale. No detail, no windows or anything - just shades of grey silhouettes against a pink sky.One day I would love to go back and find where we were and take a photo of the scene. I would probably freeze as it was in early February. Words can't truly describe how beautiful it was. The Empire State stood out and even though I didn't really know where in Manhattan it should be I knew it was the Empire State building. And all of this made up for a rough night trying to sleep on a Greyhound bus.