My thoughts on New York. Sights, walking, food and paranoia
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February 18th, 2009 – by: dave45
The city its self is amazing. Quite stereotypical with hot dog stands everywhere and 20 yellow cabs a road, star bucks and mcdonalds everywhere and electronic advertisements everywhere. But i obviously did not go to point out stereotypes but to indulge on as much of the amazing sights and experiences this urban jungle could offer.
The views from the Empire state building was some of the best ive seen.
Ice skating, Ellis island, the U.N building, ground zero, the gallery's, the food, the shopping and all the famous land marks make New York a very worth while trip. How ever . . .
I couldn't help feel that i was always being watched. On entering the country i felt as if i was not trusted. Like i was out there to hurt people. There no trust for out siders, In nearly every building you are scanned, searched, have your photo and finger prints taken and it almost feels as if big brother is watching me like in George Orwell's 1984.
How ever saying that the people in New York which i met where generally really friendly. They all loved my British terminologies and found it hysterical when i asked where i could get a cup of tea and a scone. Obviously most of the drivers talk with their horns and there is never a time when you cannot hear a horn somewhere. Especially as this city truly does never sleep. The traffic is constant and so are the horns but i suppose this is all part of the New York experience.
Any body interested in architecture or urban life should make a trip to New York at least ten times in their life as there is so much to see.
And that concludes my short general thought on the city which is New York.
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