View from the Staten Island Ferry (free ride) Hope. Freedom. Justice. The American Dream. That's what the Statue of Liberty represents and whispers through her silent, unmoving lips, whilst holding the torch to guide the poor, the lost, and those in need to shore. This is the symbol of America. Recognisable everywhere in the world. … Continue reading NYC Impressions – Bonjour Lady Liberty
NYC Impressions – What Makes a Skyscraper?
While I was in New York, I could not stop comparing it to London. These two cities are so similar in many ways, and yet also so different. And of course one of the main differences is in the height of its buildings. New York is the third city in the world with the highest … Continue reading NYC Impressions – What Makes a Skyscraper?
NYC Impressions – The Stonewall Inn, Love is Love
On the first of June, the month known as Pride Month, I happened to be in the place where, 53 years ago, the famous Stonewall Riots took place. These riots were the catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Former President Barack Obama designated this site a National … Continue reading NYC Impressions – The Stonewall Inn, Love is Love
NYC Impressions – it’s hot in the city!
On my first day in New York City, the thermometers hit 36 degrees Celsius - or, to be precise to the location, 96.8 Fahrenheit. I'm someone who can only indulge in such high temperatures when I'm at the beach with the possibility of running into the water every thirty minutes. Yet, there I was, in … Continue reading NYC Impressions – it’s hot in the city!