Thursday, April 05, 2007
New York City is truly a town that never sleeps.
Motion, Lights, Noises, Smells and Voices bombard you like a Hurricane of humanity. People soup. This is a town you love or hate.
Whirling, Diving, Zooming up, up, up the neverending ride of life. Twisting, Shouting, Twirling round and round until you collapse.
Sadder, Wiser, Happier...Alive.
I Love New York.
Her name is Liberty. Long may she stand.
The Circleline Sightseeing Cruise from Pier 83 in New York City is very popular and it's easy to see why. Big ship with plenty of room inside and out. Two decks so you can find a spot for photos and their are plenty. The New York City skyline, The Statue of Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge and more on this narrated adventure. They even pointed out Ground Zero from the ship. (Yes, you could take the Staten Island Ferry for free but it's not like this.) Treat yourself and hop aboard Circleline.
I loved the roomy outdoor decks and a snack shop is available onboard. The ride is stable. Two hours fly by and I got to meet folks from all over the world as we "ooohed and aaahed" over the Statue of Liberty. Really good.
So...I think I saw them move. The wax figures at Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum in New York City. Just out of the corner of my eye... has that ever happened to you? Wierd. The famous and the celebrated are captured here for all to see. What a great time capsule into history! After climbing up the grand staircase and riding the elevator to the top floor, my eye was greeted with celebrities filling the room. Woody Allen, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt. It went on and on. You work your way down the building through galleries that are roughly grouped into categories like sports, singers, etc. Here's a bonus you shouldn't miss. A short haunted trail. You can bypass this but it is a treat. Don't want to spoil it for you but the guy inside was top notch! Made me jump. Madam Tussaud's is great fun with plenty of opportunites to shop and eat throughout the facility. Do me a favor...if you see one move...let me know.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is bustling with activity. Tourists, locals and students all move in a dance of delight through the galleries and floors of this wonderful Museum. Every corner you turn a new surprise is waiting. The collection includes over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects as well as over 300,000 books, artist books and periodicals. To say the collection is enormous is an understatement. You could spend several days here just discovering what you wanted to study. If you have the time, they offer many educational programs for all levels. The layout allows you to linger where your interests take you and with excellent food onsite in several venues, you can take your time. Monet, Cezanne, Lumiere, Van Gogh, Picasso and so much more. Be inspired!