today I want to share some more impressions from my trip to New York City one week ago. I can remember it really well that it can’t have been too long ago as I am still fighting with some kind of jet lag.
It is impossible to be in Manhattan without finding some time to let this big city impress you. In my opinion the best way to “learn” something about a city is just by walking, so after I completed my mission on Wednesday I changed my clothes at the hotel (which was at 11th Ave crossing 48th Street) and walked to Times Square.
To watch all these high buildings, the huge amount of displays, … all together was really overwhelming.
A great way to get an overview of Manhattan is to look at it from the 86th floor of a building, e.g. the Empire State Building.
By the way, there is a historic link between the area I live and the Empire State Building in New York: before all the antennas were mounted on top of the skyscraper, the top of it was meant to be an anchorage for Zeppelins in the early years of the last century -something never happened. These Zeppelins were developed and built in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance, which is just twenty kilometres from where I live and work.
Although it was a bit dizzy Liberty Islands was a great view.
As it was really cold these days and windy there were not too many peaople outside on the platform on the 86th floor …
Some people asked me if I could take a photo of them with their camera – always a good chance to do it the other way round afterwards 😉
The entrance of the building is really amazing and shows an outstanding style.
Central Park was totally covered with snow – more snow than we had in Germany this year during the whole winter …
This was something I really wanted to see – the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Maybe you know that I am a big fan of opera and it is very great you can enjoy the Met all over the world in cinemas since there are live transmissions of almost all new productions.
I’m really still impressed by this city and I will continue this series very soon.
Have a wonderful time!