What, indeed, is a New Yorker? Is he Jew or Irish? Is he English or German? Is he Russian or Polish? He may be something of all these, and yet he is wholly none of them. Something has been added to him which he had not had before. He is endowed with a briskness and an invention often alien to his blood. He is quicker in his movement, less trammeled in his judgement…The change he undergoes is unmistakeable, New York, indeed, resembles a magic cauldron. Those who are cast into it are born again.
– Charles Whibley, Americal Sketches
As promised here is a last post with photos from New York, these are sort of a mumble jumble of all the rest. I must admit I regret not having made lots of photos of the cast iron buildings in and around SoHo, which I thought were splendid – in their own iron way. Perhaps I was too busy gawking at them. Funny enough I only made some photos of some fusion-iron-oriental buildings in Chinatown.
Sorry, those are durian. I can’t remember if I saw durians in the Chinatown in London, but seeing them outside of Asia felt a bit bizarre.
One morning we walked from SoHo all the way down to the Financial District, until we reached Wall Street…
… then upon reaching Wall Street I loved this smokey scene.
From there we walked on further south then jumped onto a ferry to Staten Island. Honestly, Staten Island in such wasn’t that interesting, but the views during the ride were awesome.
The views from Staten Island were also awesome.
Here we came across this laundry which was pretty sad looking within its room. Sorry about my reflection, this is taken from the outside window showing all the way through the window across the room. We voted it as also luckily the laundry with the best view in the world.
This next photo of nothing really was my feeble attempt to capture a photo of a squirrel that was moving as fast as a bolt of lightning. It’s that blurry thing to the left of the base of the stairs.
Squirrels are so cute. I’m sure nobody could possibly disagree. We saw many of them in Central Park too, of which there are no photos because we went jogging there. We also took the opportunity to visit the Museum of Natural History while we were at Central Park. Yeah, if you were there that day and saw two people in jogging attire looking tired, that was us! I especially liked the room with the whale and the parts about space and the universe.
Back in Manhattan, at some point we were next to the Grand Central Train Station so stopped to have a look inside. It was fantastic. I was not able to capture it’s grandness.
As for some of the nighty events, we went to a baseball game at the Yankee Stadium.
Coincidentally it was the second last match in which Derek Jeter was playing. You can imagine all the hype in the air.
At some point we accidentally came across what seemed to be the New York mini version of the Arch de Triumph…
Some street piano is always welcome for me. This guy played a bit of everything, jazz, rock n’roll and also some classical music. He played a some amazing Bach, if I recall right it was the Italian Suite.
Some jazz at the Village Vanguard was great.
My goodness, this post is getting really long. Before ending, yes we did have a couple of burgers. I can take that off my food bucket list. These burgers were from Corner Bistrot, which was quite a lovely place. Not from this location but indeed we also had some cheesecake, which I also wanted to try but did not photograph. Now I want to make some cheesecake myself.
I have to say I had a great time in New York and the week before in Los Angeles. Apart from the great places, I also met fantastic people who are now friends in my heart. I didn’t really feel like coming back to the daily grind in Barcelona. Till next time.
Thank you for visiting!