This was the only grey day I had in New York City. I was just in Washington Square when some drops of rain - what was after all a false alarm - reached my forehead and my stomach immediately started complaining, as if on cue. No food had been received in a while. Indeed, I … Continue reading NYC Impressions – the American Diner cannot die
View from the Staten Island Ferry (free ride) Hope. Freedom. Justice. The American Dream. That's what the Statue of Liberty represents and whispers through her silent, unmoving lips, whilst holding the torch to guide the poor, the lost, and those in need to shore. This is the symbol of America. Recognisable everywhere in the world. … Continue reading NYC Impressions – Bonjour Lady Liberty
While I was in New York, I could not stop comparing it to London. These two cities are so similar in many ways, and yet also so different. And of course one of the main differences is in the height of its buildings. New York is the third city in the world with the highest … Continue reading NYC Impressions – What Makes a Skyscraper?
On the first of June, the month known as Pride Month, I happened to be in the place where, 53 years ago, the famous Stonewall Riots took place. These riots were the catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Former President Barack Obama designated this site a National … Continue reading NYC Impressions – The Stonewall Inn, Love is Love
If you've been following this blog for some time, you would know I do enjoy a good open-air gallery. I've written about it. I love how street art it's there for everyone to see, to interrupt our boring routines on our way home, to work, or whatever the destination is. I love how it brings … Continue reading The wonderful world of Sofia’s Street Art