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New York, N.Y.
New York, New York, if you can make it there you can make it
everywhere - so goes the song by Frank Sinatra. To be honest I don't know
what to say about this city. Like with any big US city I was a bit worried
before we went. It is a city so full of contrasts, there are indefinite riches
but also incredible poverty and pain. Drugged beggars crying and yelling in
a street full of garbage and then richness and joyfulness just a
few steps away.
I was fascinated by the ice skating
scene in Central Park,
Times Square with it's big ToysRUs also was impressive
(the photo was taken close by)
and I enjoyed walking through Battery Park
and having a look at Madame Liberty from a Staten
Unfortunately when we were there the New York Stock
Exchange was closed for visitors.
I don't know if visitors are allowed again. The guards
on duty didn't respond nicely to our request to have a
look inside but having seen the construction site of
the World Trade Center and the Peace on Earth sign on a
building close by I can't really be angry with
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