Monday, October 31, 2011
Totally convinced that this is how I shall make my millions.
I am going to do it through PINKBERRY!
This delicious frozen yoghurt is sadly missing from Australia.
I must be the first to bring it back home. It will make me millions!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Or a Ruben from Katz's that was enough to give me a heart attack!
Even the burgers in New York were pretty special. Sitting in a diner, the burgers are served promptly and taste far better than any burger I've ever had. They take them seriously in this country and use good meat for their mince ("ground meat") unlike back at home where only the poorer cuts are used.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
It feels as though every street I turn down brings me onto the scene of some movie/series/sitcom that I watched at some point in my life.
Even sitting on the subway, I get the distinct recollection of old episodes of Seinfeld.
As I walked around the Downtown part of Manhattan, I found myself in Wall St was pretty amazing.
It was far smaller than I expected, and due to the "Occupy Wall St" movement, there were lots of pennies on the ground.
At night, nothing changes either. The skyline of New York is so familiar. I almost feel more at home wandering through these streets than I do back in my actual home.
It helps that this is a rather pretty skyline as well. The Chysler Building really must be one of the most beautiful buildings ever made, whilst the Empire State Building stands as a monument to America and its achievements.
It almost felt cliched, turning the corners to see more monuments so engrained in popular culture.
I have to say that I liked it though.
It was fun seeing them all. I was even tempted to buy some of the tacky souvenirs for tourists like the Statute of Liberty headwear or some of the terrible photos. Thankfully, I thought better of it and decided against it.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Or the old Indian temple that has been relocated into one of the halls.
It seems as though the Met has attempted to take a slice of every single period of humanity's artistic history and present it for the public view.
Literally any time period.
Any style of art as well.
It is a strangely disjointed museum, full of so much incredible sights and displays, but without any real coherence or theme.
There are of course, amazing items of display.
However, what struck me the most was still the sheer size of the place.
It overwhelms and it is almost overbearing.
It is impressive, but I am not sure I like it. There is something lacking in subtlety and in clarity. The approach of having so much on display may please some, but for me, I prefer the more considered approach of the British Museum.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This became abundantly clear to us when we found that one of the best exhibits was probably the Sponge Bob Square Pants.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
It was great fun.
It's clear how this became the great American past time. It is a relaxing and enjoyable day out.
At the seventh inning, we even got up to sing "Take me out to the ballgame". The fanfare, the pageantry, the food, all of it combines to create something that just doesn't seem to be there in a cricket game.