What would you love about New York? I don’t know but I know I love walking and getting lost in the city, exploring the museums, taking the ferry ride and so many things. Then again, what can you not like when you are on a holiday? *LOL*
I was putting up near the Greenwich Village area, commonly known as “The Village“. Its quite a hip-bohemian area with lots of entertainment to choose from, stand-up comedy bars, jazz bars, lots of small eateries.
There are those hop-on-hop-off bus rides which you can get tickets for and I think it’s actually quite a good way to explore a lot of places. You can also choose to find some local tours to sign up for, I went along with the hip-hop culture tour “Walk This Way” and it’s actually pretty good! It’s said to be led by some celebrity BUT me not being in the culture much, I do not know who from who!
For the LEGO fan in you, do make sure not to miss The Lego Store at 5th Avenue. This is really the ultimate LEGO experience! I am sure they have other displays now, but the time when I was there, it was the Jurassic dinosaurs and there was even a Monopoly ferris wheel in the building which people can ride in!
As for the rest of the pictures that you see afters, are just pictures taken from the walk in the city, not forgetting Rockafella Centre of course!
It is a really nice musuem with lots to see and offer (and of the fact that I cannot remember much now since I didn’t have the habit of writing down any information prior) So to choose the sculture that caught my attention was that of the Siren.
The siren, crowned and holding her two tails, was a heraldic device of the Colonna, a powerful Roman family. In all likelihood, this siren is the bronze named in a 1644 Barberini inventory, a Colonna princess having married into that family. It was no doubt intended for placement at a considerable height outdoors, where the extraordinary tumble of hair would be seen to full advantage.
I was there in search of the Strawberry Fields (at that point of time, I was still hoping I’d see strawberries… *facepalm*) and there was a group of people paying tribute to John Lennon and all was tranquil. Just Imagine…