States Unlimited – New York City

Well the vibrancy of New York City is so infectious that you kind of get into the rhythm pretty fast….and need I say it literally lights up in the evening….huge billboards changing with the blink of an eye are all pretty interesting to watch with gorgeous models with enviable figures selling colas to gadgets…its cool ..its fast.

I was rather surprised to see a huge gathering of people doing yoga right in the middle of Times Square may be the central park would have been a better choice, though it did make a very nice picture ….as for the cops they were pretty friendly and did not mind getting clicked with tourists….United Nations building was very guarded and had a stringent security check just like at the airport….and the most interesting thing was the glass building of a news studio in Manahttan…the anchor smiled (guess when they took a break during the shoot) as he saw us outside getting clicked with him in the backdrop one after the other….I do appreciate his focus and skills as he kept on with his job unperturbed….I loved NYC and ofcourse the variety of ice creams that I had from the vans parked all across the Manhattan area….I missed the sundaes and soft serves with sprinkles when we moved to other states…wonder if that is NYC exclusive??

States Unlimited….

Blast from the past if I can say that…

Here is a series that I am creating for those interested in coming along on a USA trip with me….especially those who wanna see the most prominent and outstanding places here( not that other states are not happening however when you say States to a foreigner people think DC or New York or Los Angeles or may be Chicago … San Francisco too …atleast in India)

The first few posts we will travel across the very vibrant and effervescent New York.

The place had a very strong pulse to it…its got that typical vibe of a fast paced city…though that was mostly in the Manhattan area… places like Soho which I happened to swing by seemed quieter.

My first conversation in New York was with my cab driver who thought we were a lucky bunch visiting the best of USA in one trip….we were coming from DC and planned to visit Niagra while on the east coast and then off to LA….

First stroll on the narrow pathways of Manhattan, cabs running around, black,red and and a few strap sandals pacing down the blocks , walking tirelessly from one block to the other,  waiting on the signal and then quickly resuming…. I felt everyone had so much to finish by the end of the day that they wanted to quickly rush to their offices (this was ofcourse in the morning)

New York apparently had the best breakfast options and it seems no one really bothers with fixing the first meal of the day why would you when you have the best cuisines from all across the globe.

Considering that most of my assignments in India were based on a rural or atleast a semi urban setting this seemed like a striking change.

Also since it was summer time people from across the globe thronged the place especially the Times Square area.

The gallery includes the oh so special icon of freedom, the statue of liberty, and the Brooklyn bridge area…up next is Times Square.