It’s been a while since the last New York post, but I still have a lot to write about!
Our original plan was to head to the Statue of Liberty, however because it was a Saturday and the weather was ridiculously good, the queue was insanely long. There was a beautiful sculpture in Battery Park showing a group of people from various countries arriving in the United States. The sculpture shows extreme mixed emotions, from the relief of finally stepping ashore, to the anxiety of facing the unknown.
We decided to skip SoL, but we managed to catch a dance show in Battery Park. It was really good, but I was a bit unnerved because the girl who was dancing was looking straight at me through my camera. Wasn’t sure whether she fancied me or wanted to punch me for recording her. XD
We ended up heading over to the World Trade Center.
I’m not sure how to describe how I felt when I visited. There was such a sense of sadness seeing all the families gathered around the two commemorative pools; leaving behind flowers and teddy bears. Yet, it was also peaceful, just watching the water flow and coming to terms with the tragedy that occurred there.
If you ever visit New York, you have to come here.
After WTC, we headed over to see the Flatiron Building.
Everything in New York is just so big. If you didn’t know, the Flatiron Building is a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmarked building located at 175 Fifth Avenue.
Do you see how foreboding it looks? Just trying to take a picture was difficult because it was so huge, and the sun kept getting in my eye. Nevertheless, it is breathtaking – I still can’t get over how big everything is in NY, though. Supersize much, guys?
We spotted a Lego store and decided to wander around inside. I love Lego. We found the mini figures station and made our own, but because Lego is extortionately expensive we gave buying a miss. They also had an awesome sculpture of part of the SoL 🙂
After wandering around, we somehow how made it to Grand Central Station. It’s a beautiful station, but I will never understand why people take their wedding photos here. There’s a section where it’s all chandeliers and very fancy, so that’s understandable… but in the middle of the station with tons of people rushing past? No thanks. Each to their own, I guess.
Also, by pure chance, we found Midtown Comics, which is where Holly visited as well, and I had the most amount of fun in there choosing presents for my bf, who is a big fan of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Here’s a bonus picture of Mutay looking up at the Empire State Building:
Until the next post… x