NYC Impressions: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Gothic in Manhathan

Our brains are trained to react to the odd one out. It is perfectly normal that anything that isn't a greyish, blueish, squared lined, glazed sort of building would be notable even to the most distracted eye. The gothic architecture of New York when detected seems misplaced. It is so easy to forget that this … Continue reading NYC Impressions: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Gothic in Manhathan

NYC Impressions: visiting The Met & reflecting upon the vandalism on The Temple of Dendur

When I got to The Met, it hadn't opened yet. I sat on its steps. Now, if you were not a Gossip Girl fan you won't understand the meaning of this. One of the main characters, Upper East Sider Blair Waldorf, would go to sit on the steps of the Met during school breaks, with … Continue reading NYC Impressions: visiting The Met & reflecting upon the vandalism on The Temple of Dendur

NYC Impressions: the very little Little Italy & the very big Chinatown

What is truly magical about big western cities? For me, one of the things that drove me to London - besides better career opportunities and the offer in culture - was to be able to see so many different people from all around the world living in the same space. Being able to open my … Continue reading NYC Impressions: the very little Little Italy & the very big Chinatown