These streets will make you feel brand new, the lights will inspire you
The third day in the big city I preferred the most. We started at the 9/11 Memorial and the guide told us an amazing story of the Sphere, that’s a golden globe sculpture from the artist Fritz Koenig. This sculpture was standing in the middle of the two Twin Towers. After the attack it had a big hole in it and they put it underground, they asked the artist to fix it but he refused, he said that he will fix it when there’s peace all over the world. But the artist died this February, and I think it’s a mirror to the time we live in now, because he died in a world full of terrorism, leaving his sculpture as a survivor and in a way no one will ever forget the brutality behind.
After this sad jump in history we went down the Wall Street and on a boat, that drove us around the coast, around the Statue of Liberty and under the Brooklyn Bridge. But we saw the Brooklyn Bridge from a different angle later, because we walked over the whole bridge. Sadly we couldn’t walk around Brooklyn’s quarters, which I really liked from my previous trip, because we had to go to Coney Island.
Coney Island is an amusement park at the beach of New York, we had some spare time and so we went on two big roller coasters. One of them was the Cyclone, it’s been built in 1927 and we definitely saw the years on it as we flashed by. We walked down the beach and the pier, while watching a group of Jamaican musicians dancing to their music.
After eating traditional, huge Pizza in Brooklyn we went on the Rockefeller Center with a view over Manhattan’s Skyline and what really like, the view of the Empire State building. Unfortunately we missed the sunset, but it’s still stunning and extremely beautiful. All the lights shine in their whole glory and let us be speechless.
I’m really sorry, but my camera had some wrong settings so all the pictures from the memorial are totally blurry. But I hope you still got an idea of my trip in New York and enjoyed those blogposts.