USA: Exploring Manhattan, New York City

By Tin Gallemaso - 4:00:00 PM



Madame Tussauds New York City, 43rd Street 
Near Times Square

HAHAHAHA. Bakit ang saya?? I'm missing my girl friends every time I watch this video.

This is also filmed in NYC. <3 
Movie Title: Someone Great 

I saw familiar places because of the locations that were shown in this movie. Kakilig!!


This part is in Central Park West.

I know Central Park is huge - never imagined it will be that huge though that I think you'd need an entire day to explore the whole place. There is a part of Central Park where vehicles are allowed to pass so we were kinda able to see some part of it through the bus.

We went back here the next day and still weren't able to walk around the whole park. lol


This part is called Strawberry Fields.
A memorial of John Lennon of the Beatles.



We weren't able to go inside the Cathedral the first time we went there so we made sure to go back to this part of Manhattan just so we can explore it longer. I've posted about it here. 


Rockefeller Center and the Statue of Atlas

We were able to enter the building behind the statue and walk around the rest of the complex for quite a bit. The complex consists of 19 buildings, btw. 


New York Public Library 


Walking along Fifth Avenue while looking at the burgis shops. Walang afford, besh. Hahaha! This was also near the Consulate General of the Philippines.


Authentic NYC Pizza!!!!!! 
I was so looking forward to eating this. 


Empire State Building from afar.

"You make a million decisions that mean nothing, and then one day, you order take-out, and it changes your life."


Huhuhu! I didn't want to pay the entrance fee to access Empire State Building's Observation deck pero shetttttttt, Sleepless in Seattle <3 


When I was living in Busan, I had a Dutch friend who was into architecture and she would sketch skylines and buildings whenever we went out. The reason why we got close was because when she found out that I like to walk around, she always asked me to accompany her. It was through walking with her that I got to see familiar places in a different light. I don't pay much attention to the details of buildings but she would always tell me to look longer and then explain something about the styles/designs of what we were seeing. 


Busan's Flatiron - We were walking one morning in Haeundae and she pointed out that a building there reminds her of this Flat Iron Building. Never have thought that I'll be visiting the real building several months later. 

After this tour, I messaged her on Instagram and told her how I wish to see and walk around New York with her 'cause I badly needed her commentaries so I can appreciate these buildings more. Also told her that even if I wanted to describe these buildings as specific as possible, the only descriptions that come out from my mind are: high-rise, beautiful, and lots of windows. HAHAHA! Galing. Grabe. 


One World Trade Center

The tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere. I saw this on a cloudy day but it looks a lot "grander" on a bright day because of the mirror reflection. 


KEEP MOVING FORWARD


9/11 Memorial and Museum

The names here are names of the people who lost their lives during the 9/11 attack. 



This is one of the photos displayed in the memorial. I got heartbroken for the person in the photo when I saw it so had to search about it that night - disturbing at the same time, it looks like surrender and acceptance........... life is indeed a fragile treasure. 


May we make the most out of this. For all our problems and anxieties, give them to God and let Him take over. *virtual hug*

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