My heart somersaulted. My stomach held millions of butterflies. Finally, it was going to happen. I was going to experience Times Square. Upon turning the corner, my eyes were fixed on the luminous lights and the glamorous views of Times Square.
No other cities come to mind that have such a well-known history of both tragedy and multicultural interaction. While other cities have experienced similar acts of terror and devastation, the event of 9/11 stands out due to its impact on American culture. Additionally, New York has a large population consisting of many different cultures. It is home to many different stories and lives that overlap and intersect every day. Famous phrases about New York such as it being “the city that never sleeps” are exemplary of the city’s endless activity, providing an atmosphere of “spin” for the novel.
Picture this: A person is walking down the street in New York City. As he or she reaches the corner of the sidewalk, a blatant flash of color catches his or her eye. The article "This Florist-Bandit is the Hero We Need Right Now" by Christina Perez explains just what this eye-catching object is. In a trashcan on the side of the curb explodes a brilliant arrangement of flowers, tulips and forsythia billowing out the can fantastically. Another day, hordes of tourists and New Yorkers alike are surprisingly swarming a famous sculpture in Central Park.
Karlovry Vary After a long ride from Prague, I finally got off my bus and looked at the famous Grand Hotel Pupp, I thought to myself it looked even better than in the movies like “Last Holiday”. The Czech architecture was astonishing. The hotel was lit up brightly to make sure you don’t miss a single detail on the outside and inside. A marble lady standing guards the front door with perfect details, carvings of beautiful window ledges. Once inside, the heartfelt air clashes against my icy skin.
New York is many cities in one. Most people think that New York has been explored in every corner and up to its smallest points but did you know that the big apple is filled with hidden gems and treasures that are yet to be explored. So let’s take a tour around New York and look beyond hustle and bustle of the flashing skyline and skyscrapers and you will see New York’s beautiful spots that are hidden from most travelers. New Yorker Hotel The New Yorker Hotel is known to be the place where Nikola Tesla spend is final hours alone and in destitute with the pigeons. Tesla who is fondly known as the “man who invented the twentieth century” died right in Suite 3327 of this hotel.
1920’s was the most extravagant time for many people, which is why this time period was called the “Roaring twenties” that takes place as the setting. Fitzgerald gave the narrator Nick, has a very jubilant kind personality that has an effect on some of the other characters and the book like when he is on the train with Tom, Gatsby’s car ride, and when Jordan tells Nick about a plan . Nick was all new to the city living large as a happy american life and away from all the reality that 's happening in the city, he is taken on the train and Tom talks about his mistress “‘We’re getting off!’ he insisted. ‘I want you to meet my girl’” (Fitzgerald 28). Nick throughout the whole time thinks to himself, how is Daisy going to feel about this?
Street Art is absolutely everywhere, and that statement is only a little hyperbolic. Countless cities across America all feature similar calling cards and stickers on the walls of skyscrapers or on the backs of street signs. From the sprawling cities of New York and Los Angles to smaller metropolitan areas like Charlotte or Charleston, no matter how different the city is, all anyone needs to do is look on the side of a telephone pole or the back of a crossing light to see dozens of stickers made by countless artist. To me, however, one sticker has always stood out and greeted me in each city, and it has always perplexed me. It’s a sticker of the wrestler Andre the Giant, and I always wondered what the point of the sticker was.
The fabulous parade is attended by approximately ten thousand people in a spectacular five hour parade of diversity and pride, portrayed through a flourish of colourful costumes and weird and wacky acts. Watch from the sidewalk as the parade through Darlinghurst joyously celebrates the LGBT community’s achievements to date and the challenges ahead. Famously known for its New Year’s Day celebrations, Sydney puts on a show that is sure to impress, with an eclectic variety of fireworks and displays that light up the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House in a dazzling exhibition of all the different colours of the
The soft wind danced its way through the city suburbs, nudging another lifeless, amber leaf gently from a withered oak tree towards the deep carpet of rusty, reds and russets. Anxious commuters with furrowed faces buried into their raincoat were rushing towards the subway seeking refuge from the blustery day panicking to get to work on time. No one was smiling, no one could. The sunny welcoming summer mornings had gone; leaving behind a deep sense of nostalgia floating amongst the dying remnants of warm summer days. The gentle chaos of autumn, spread throughout the leafy suburbs, winding around the tall grey buildings finally settling in the large penthouse apartment of a historic listed block.
Many of them were taking pictures in front of the of the the 32 story (363 foot) New York Times tower. Children were running and playing on the steps and some were feeding gray pigeons. Billboards for local Broadway shows hung off the sides of local stores and marquees for late night talk shows flashed different red and blue lights. Commercials for the new IPhone played repeatedly over the gigantic television screens. Street performers blasted hip-hop music and performed while surrounding crowds placed money into their hats.