New York City is often called "the city that never sleeps". Well, I don't know about the city, but after coming back from a short trip from NYC, I can definitely say that it is the city where I never sleep. This was not my first trip into the Big Apple but each time the hustling and bustling has the same effect on me: it chews me up, throws me into its digestive system, spits acid on me and when there is nothing left to process, it spits me back out. I am constantly doING something: walking, looking, sightseeing, eating, drinking, going out, meeting up, it seems impossible to just sit and relax. And after the city is done with me, I always feel like I need at least one week to recover from it.
When I came back after only 3 short days in NYC and tried to remember what I had done and seen there, it all seemed like a big blur and I seriously had to sit down and revise my pictures to remember what I had been up to. (By the way, I was shocked when I saw how few pictures I took, as I either forgot the camera or was so busy with taking in everything around me that I simply forgot to take pictures!). So this is my last New York City experience, according to my pictures:
New York City - Day 1: Manhattan
After riding all night on a Chinatown bus (faaar better than their reputation, if you overlook the Chinese driver who yelled at us in Chinese), we arrived early in the morning in NYC - ready to take over Manhattan!
|The mighty steps of the stock exchange on Wall Street|
|Wherever there is a fountain and some trees in Manhattan, you can find a Jazz combo|
|Not sure how it happened, but I ended up in the middle of a street dance shows|
|Would you trust these guys? Well, I had to as they were about to jump over us (see video).|
|People, cabs, bikes, tandems and even father-son tandems - the city sure knows how to keep its people moving|
|Little Italy and ...|
|... its San Gennaro food festival - ñam ñam|
|So while you finally break down in Washington Square park, thinking you found a quiet spot...|
|you find yourself having front row seats to another (typical??) NYC spectacle:|
|THE PIGEON PEOPLE|
To be continued