New York {The Rest}

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.

Chinatown NY

Durian 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.

Kung Fu

One morning we walked from SoHo all the way down to the Financial District, until we reached Wall Street…

Firmest Pillar

NYPD Motorbikes

NYC blue sky

NY skyscrapers

Ground zero

New York Buildings

NYC skyscrapers

… then upon reaching Wall Street I loved this smokey scene.

NY FInancial district

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.

Leaving Manhattan by ferry

NY from ferry

Statue of LIberty

Ferry to Staten Island

MAnhattan from ferry

The views from Staten Island were also awesome.

Staten Island Ferry

Staten island

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.

Staten island laundry

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.

Squirrel Staten Island

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.

Grand central train station

Grand central train station NY

As for some of the nighty events, we went to a baseball game at the Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees


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.

Street music

Some jazz at the Village Vanguard was great.


Village Vanguard

Village Vanguard NY

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.

stars and stripes

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  1. davegon 2014-10-12 at 20:24

    I really enjoy your photos, especially of places I will not be visiting any time soon. I think you’d like Seattle, which currently has an art project involving random outdoor pianos placed throughout the city.

    1. Sofia 2014-10-12 at 20:27

      Ohh! And I would be allowed to play them? If so, even if unfortunately I won’t be visiting there anytime soon, I’d love to be there!

      1. davegon 2014-10-12 at 21:12

        Yes they are playable. Some have been out for a while though, so they may be difficult to play but still playable.

        1. Sofia 2014-10-12 at 21:14

          I can already imagine some very out of tune, very typical! But fun anyway 🙂

  2. Sabrina 2014-10-12 at 20:42

    Hi Sofia,
    I just read your post about your time in NY. Amazing city tour, especially with the photos! The (not)-squirrel scene was the one I liked the most, as I can fully understand the feeling of having missed it when passing by though 🙂

    1. Sofia 2014-10-13 at 08:08

      Hi Sabrina, thanks for stopping by! I nearly overlooked the non-squirrel one until I remembered there was a squirrel there 🙂 I’m glad you liked it!

  3. onmywaybymarie 2014-10-12 at 20:58

    WOW! Such great photos! thanks for sharing lovely! And love Whibley’s quote too 🙂
    By the way, love the new design of your blog 🙂

    1. Sofia 2014-10-12 at 21:00

      Thanks! I changed to this design a while back now, I loved it since I first saw the template. I also love the new design of your blog 🙂

      1. onmywaybymarie 2014-10-12 at 21:02

        Thank you 🙂
        I’m so sorry! I’m following you on Instagram and tried to keep up with your blog but I got overbooked with work quite quickly recently so couldn’t spend much time reading other blogs 🙁
        I’m so sorry :/
        Hope you’re well! <3

        1. Sofia 2014-10-12 at 21:05

          Hey no problems, I wish the days had more than 24 hours, not enough time to do all the things I want to do. I bet you feel that way often aswell! Yep, Instagram is fun 🙂 I’m well, and I hope you are too <3

  4. Sunny 2014-10-12 at 21:34

    Amazing photos again, Sofia! The weather finally cooperated more! I don’t think I made it to the Central Station when I was there, but I can’t remember why! It’s such a grand-looking building 🙂

    1. Sofia 2014-10-13 at 08:07

      Yes, I think the weather was quite amazing for New York. All the photos were so blue and luminous and not so NYish looking. You’ll make it there next time 🙂

  5. Sue 2014-10-13 at 02:51

    Fabulous gorgeous photos!!!!!! Especially the burger of course!

    1. Sofia 2014-10-13 at 08:07

      A good burger is always welcome 😉

  6. Guillermina Stover 2014-10-13 at 17:59

    As usual, wonderful photos, Sofia…and a lovely glimpse of NYC!!!!

  7. Guillermina Stover 2014-10-13 at 18:00

    Your photos inspire me. Although I was at a wedding this weekend in México and I took 100 photographs, of which only FIVE were worthy to post…oy vey!!!! I was awful with the composition, probably because I was a grouch–LOL!

    1. Sofia 2014-10-13 at 18:13

      Oh no, why were you being a grouch?
      Don’t worry, I don’t post all of my photos, I spend time selecting them… xx

  8. Patty Nguyen 2014-10-14 at 04:02

    I enjoy your photos so much, Sofia. Do you not have access to fresh durian in Spain??

    1. Sofia 2014-10-14 at 08:38

      Nooo, I don’t think they know what it is in general here, and if they did I can just imagine the culture shock and how they would turn their noses against them, lol. To tell you the truth, I don’t particularly like durians, but I’m always fascinated by them.

  9. Liz 2014-10-14 at 06:24

    your photos always make me smile 🙂

    1. Sofia 2014-10-14 at 08:36

      You make me smile Liz 🙂

  10. miwa theresa 2014-10-25 at 02:16

    Loved these photos of the city, Sofia! You’re making me miss Manhattan so much! Soho is definitely a great place to get shots of some pretty photogenic buildings. But I think I understand how you somehow ended up without many photos there. I don’t think I have that many either.

    1. Sofia 2014-10-25 at 18:14

      You’re right the buildings are photogeneic there, I just spent all my time admiring them, thats all! Don’t worry, that was my last batch of photos from this last trip, no more! 😉

  11. Dalo 2013 2014-11-01 at 05:34

    A great final post of NYC…not sure which part is my favorite. Actually I am very sure what it was…but first: you are right, I am not sure I’ve seen a durian outside of Asia. Wall Street was nice the first time I saw it, but these days I find it so much less impressive. Nothing is a better value than taking the Staten Island ferry, the views, people and just soaking in NYC.

    But the best part for me, Yankee Stadium 🙂 My nephew was at the same game you saw! He was there with a couple of his teammates (he plays shortstop for Notre Dame Univ.), and of course likes Jeter very much. While I am not a Yankee fan, like most Americans and baseball fans, Jeter is pretty great. Hope you enjoyed your travels! Cheers.

    1. Sofia 2014-11-02 at 00:52

      That is so cool now that I know I was at the same match as your nephew! It’s weird I think with Wall Street some of my photos where impressive but when I was there it was a bit like, oh thats all, so this is where all that money is supposed to be moving around like crazy, but the surroundings, thats all! lol. Taking the Staten Island ferry was great, even if Staten island was not so much 🙂
      I could feel how the crowd loved Jeter, it felt pretty good to be in that particular match just because of that!

      1. Dalo 2013 2014-11-04 at 04:10

        That is pretty cool, just shows how small the world can be 🙂


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