Friday, March 10, 2006

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

MY FAVOURITE TOWN!
SHORT MEMORIES FROM THE 55th VISIT TO NYC - MARCH 2002


"EMPTY - First time back to the site of the Twin Towers, after 9/11"


"SHOCKING - Ground Zero"


"WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER - A survivor"


"WALL STREET ONE - Portuguese Flag"


"PIER 17 - No longer sailing"


"FULTON STREET - Skyscrapers"


"CHRYSLER BUILDING - The most beautiful tallest building"


"CHRYSLER BUILDING - Beautiful from any side"


"CHYSLER BUILDING - The Art Deco style fosters beauty"


UN - Another Portuguese Flag"


"UN - St. George and the Dragon"


UN - Garden and Queensborough Bridge"


"CENTRAL PARK SOUTH - When the Plaza was still the Plaza"


"LINCOLN CENTER - Many hours at The MET and with the New York Philharmonic"

4 comments:

Clarence said...

Hi, may i ask how you got so much money to travel? (hope i don't sound irreverent hee..)

Trotter said...

OK. Let’s try some “Rules to Improve a Young Man’s Capabilities to Travel”:

1. Begin with the reading: “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” or better “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog” will do;
2. Choose a career which allows you to travel a lot – concierge is not recommended!;
3. Start hitch-hiking – see references at “Blogtrotter Revival” or, safer nowadays, embark on a Student’s Exchange Programme;
4. Get an occupation where you get paid for travelling – for the purpose of enjoying trips, working as a travel agent seems to be only a last instance’s option;
5. Build your Travellers’ image: Marco Polo, Fernão Mendes Pinto, Vasco da Gama, Cabral, Magalhães – aka Magellan -, Columbus...
6. Like Bruce Chatwin, make choices: Sotheby’s/Sunday Times Magazine or “Have gone to Patagonia”? Buy or travel?
7. Choose your motto: “Navigare necesse est; vivere non est necesse” (Gnaeus Pompeius – 108/46 BC - aka Pompey the younger commanding frightened sailors during a severe storm – “to sail is necessary; to live is not necessary”);
8. It works? You will be able to quote Benjamin Disraeli: “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen”;
9. Doesn’t work? Why not trying to join the Salvation Army?…

Di said...

This blog is getting better everyday! He he, by the way dad, are you willing to give me some extra financing to fly to stockholm next month? Going on an Exchange Programme just by itself doesn´t mean you get the means to travel everywhere.. Having a nice and supporting family helps! :)

Trotter said...

Hum, this blog is becoming very tricky... Stockholm is wonderful, in Summer!