It was a cold winter morning when I woke up in the city that never sleeps. I opened the window to a mesmerizing view and watched the newly rising sun slowly lighting the skyscrapers. Isn’t this the most rewarding thing about traveling – to wake up in the city you wanted to visit since childhood and watch this beautiful phenomenon of mother nature? That’s it, I’m slowly getting into the “New York state of mind”.
Having so many songs, books, photographs and films devoted to it, New York is probably the most iconic city. Everything you walk by is something you’ve read about or seen in a movie or just a place where an iconic photograph was taken. Here’s the Central Park and the Plaza hotel, going down is the legendary 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, there’s the famous Time Square, Broadway, Brooklyn Bridge, and down the Hudson River is the magnificent Lady Liberty.
Holiday season in New York is another story. Just walking down the 5th Avenue and watching the windows lifts the Christmas spirit instantly. The lights and decorations are just wonderful. And the Rockefeller Christmas Tree… It was such an epic moment to stand in front of it and remember how strong was my desire to see it when I was a kid. I would watch Home Alone on TV 10 times just to see the last part when Kevin meets his mom near that huge Christmas tree and dream about seeing it one day. It was one of the most beautiful moments in NYC 🙂
There’s something very special about this city, it has an immense power that I’ve never felt in any other city. New York empowers you, makes you believe that you can do anything, everything, that you have the control and the power, just like the city itself. It’s still a mystery – what is so special about NYC? What is this city?
Something to dig deeper on my next visit 😉
New York from the Hudson river
Statue of Liberty
The Central Park
Rockefeller Center Tree
Saks fifth Avenue Disney themed show
The Time Square
Radio City Music Hall, the legendary place for many favorite American live shows
The yellow cabs, and everything yellow around them
Skyscrapers and advertisements, skyscrapers and advertisements
Ice rink in the Bryant Park
Pigeon confronting the skyscraper
The Manhattan Bridge, view from the Brooklyn Bridge
Where the old and modern meet
The red sign, reminding of something