Saturday, January 10, 2015

First photos from New York

This is my second visit to New York, the first one was over 20 years ago! In fact I still have a photo of me with the Twin Towers in the background, so visiting to the World Trade Centre Site was quite an experience.

The 9/11 Memorial remembers the victims' birthdays by placing a white rose on their names. There are almost 3,000 names, and the victims of the 1993 World Trade Centre Bombing are also remembered here.

It was a cold and cloudy day.

We had a sunny day too (albeit still cold!) perfect to visit the Empire State Building, and the view was great!

Other highlights were the big Xmas tree and skaters at the Rockefeller Centre...

shopping in Saks Fifth Avenue,

visiting the Central Station,

… and discovering my own coffee brand!

I also liked the Xmas decorations in NY, much more subtle that the ones in Los Angeles. 

On the third day it snowed! This is the view from our window, we stayed in a wonderful place in the heart of Manhattan, a convent turned into a guest house, The Leo House. Highly recommended.

The skyscrapers are great, but there are also a lot of lovely 'shorter' buildings around, I liked this cute 'attic' on the right, with the green roof, next to MOMA (which is so good to deserves a post by itself, later on).

Arantxa was feeling at home, I am sure that she would like to live in NY!

This is all for now, I'll talk about the food another time!

Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©



  2. Aw Im sure Esperanza would be happy in New york! Nice pictures!
    I love Chrustmas decorations in new york!

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  4. Sei a NY Alessandra!! .....non sai come ti invidio!!! È una città che mi è rimasta nel cuore, con tutti i pregi e i che non esito a definire favolosa!!!
    Freddo bisso e cielo blu, come quando ci sono stata io! Aspetto le altre foto per sognare ancora un pó....
    Ciao, franci

  5. bellissime foto Alessandra, non ero mai a NY, ma mi piacerebbe molto ! Buon fine settimana


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