A few years ago I visited New York to attend a wedding of a dear friend. It was the very first time I had been that far out of Texas. Even though I love my dear state, I was super excited to visit one of the most loved cities from around the globe.
The first most New York attraction we visited was Time Square. I was actually quite surprise when we finally got there. I don’t really know what I was expecting but it was not what I expected, if that makes sense. I guess my reaction was like “this is it?” Not, in like a bad way, it is such a difference from how they sell it on television and how it feels when you are actually there.
There were a number of characters through that area, making a living. Putting an act for a little cash from all the tourist. Almost naked women walking amongst everyone too, I am not sure what they were selling. There was Pooh, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Man Liberties, Spider Man, Silver Robot guy etc… It was all so different than what I thought but I enjoyed every minute. Didn’t get to have a lot of time to visit the stores around there, Only the M&M store. Also, I wanted a hot dog from an outside hot dog stand but we could find one. The only stand we found was a pretzel stands and they were salt pretzels so I didn’t buy one.
Over all the walk down Times Square was amazing, the buildings were awesome. I love architecture so I had a ball taking pictures of everything. There I am on the Red Steps in Time Square.
We went by the Trinity Church on 75 Broadway. The outside gothic architectural design was absolutely beautiful. The view from down Wall St. in between the building is one of my favorite photos. The inside of this type of churches always make me a little uneasy but the stain glass window was a work of art.
These of from Wall St. Walking to Broadway, The Tiffany and Co. and Federal Hall and a cool picture of down some street. We had this amazing waffle dessert from a food truck that was just amazing.
We made our way to 9/11 Ground Zero and Memorial. The atmosphere in this part of the city is not compared to the liveliness of the rest of the city. 14 years later in 2015 and the air in this place is sad, is the most quite place in New York. The pain of the events that happened in this place still lingers. Unfortunately, we did not have the time to visit both memorials and the museum.
It was emotional for me, all I could think of was the images I saw on television of the attacks and to see the names of this people there was very sad. I lot of them had roses from loved ones.
This was from the ferry taking us to see Lady Liberty. It was a super cold March morning. When I was told that it was 40 degrees outside, it never grossed my mind before stepping out that I wasn’t in Texas weather.
That is the actual size of the face of Lady Liberty that they have inside in the little museum. It was an awesome experience going here. To be honest I am intimidated by statues and huge monuments like these but once I was there I didn’t notice. Through my whole week in New York I think we spend a lot of time in Liberty Island than any other touristy place.
This are some photos from our train rides wish I did not like because I am used to having my car. I now I am spoiled. The reason that I didn’t like it was because of all the time the rides took out of our day just to go from one place to another.
Overall, the trip was amazing! The objective of the trip was to attend my friends wedding. So, the places that I unfortunately did not go to, I hope I can visit at sometime in my life.
I hope you like and lived vicariously through my adventure of this great city. I hope I can one day go back and share it with my nephew who was suppose to have traveled with me that year but couldn’t go. So, one day we shall go back and spend all the time in the world exploring and sipping coffee in one of those coffee shops in SoHo.
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Lucid Aspirations ♥