New York

Niagara Falls in Winter

The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Here are some photos taken from the Niagara Falls at New York side during the white winter in Dec 08 by Kelly.

Firstly, enjoy my slide/video from the Niagara Falls during our summer visit in 2007! Opps! The […]

By |January 19th, 2009|New York, USA|23 Comments

New York City in snow

Kelly took those pictures from Top of the Rock @Rockefeller Center and New York City recently. It’s all about New York city covered with snow, and that offers a very different scene of what I saw during my summer visit to NYC in 2007.

Firstly, watch the slide show with our summer pics from NYC that I uploaded to YouTube sometime back! Opps! The video has some problem with Youtube now. Let me fix it first.

Then… it’s winter now, the Central Park in snow…at Manhattan in New York City, nestling amid the hustling and bustling city. It is the most visited public urban park in the U.S and its appearance in many movies and television shows has made it famous. A little trivia here: The Central Park is most visited by aliens, especially those from Hollywood movies! (Pics below taken by Kelly)

Awesome view from TOP OF THE ROCK, an observation deck at Rockefeller Center located in midtown Manhattan which is 70 storeys above the city. A bird’s eye view of Empire State Building, Central Park and a 360-degree panorama view of the Big Apple, with tall buildings sprouted up all over the city.

The big patch of land is the Central park. With snow on the rooftops, it gives a different view of what I saw during my summer visit to Top of the Rock @New York City.

An awesome night scene of New York City with millions of lights from Top of the Rock.

The tallest building in Manhattan that King Kong climbed – The Empire State Building. Also the 10th tallest […]

By |January 12th, 2009|New York, USA|20 Comments

2009 Times Square Countdown

Where were you during the Countdown party a week ago? My sis and her friend had a “happening” new year eve at Times Square in New York city. They took some pics and videos among an estimated one million of people. However, the duo gave up after waiting for 6 hrs at 8plus in the night due to the coldness and nature’s calling; it was hard to squeeze back into the crowd once you left your area. Some even brought bottles to pee there… She said her feet were numb and when she walked away, she could feel pain in her bones. Gosh! She thought she didn’t wear enough clothing. I guess Asians like us from hot and humid countries like Singapore can’t stand the cold well.

Check out the photos and videos below.

Eyewear 2009.

Lots of NY police officers at Times Square to maintain order and peace during the New Year’s eve 2009 countdown party. Chaos can’t be tolerated in such a huge crowd should anything happen.

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By |January 7th, 2009|New York, USA|21 Comments

New York Chinatown

Our first destination: New York Chinatown – the largest Chinatown in the United States and the western hemisphere. We went there for a quick breakfast. Chaos. So many tourists belonging to different tour groups gathering at the hotel lobby. We managed to find our tour guide, Richard, from Paradise Vacations (a local tour assigned […]

By |April 1st, 2008|New York, USA|2 Comments

New York Financial District

Richard told us that there are more police officers in New York City than any other cities. It is known for its history as a gateway for immigrants to the U.S and its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing centre. Soon, we started snapping pictures of NYPD patrol cars, which we used […]

By |April 1st, 2008|New York, USA|0 Comments

New York Liberty Cruise

How could we afford to miss the Liberty?! The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States to commemorate the 100th anniversary of American independence. She was dedicated on 28 October 1886 and restored for her centennial on 4 July 1986. We […]

By |April 1st, 2008|New York, USA|2 Comments

New York Rockefeller Center – Top of the Rock!

We went up to TOP OF THE ROCK, an observation deck at Rockefeller Center located in midtown Manhattan which is 70 storeys above the city.

A slideshow of the Manhattan city with shots taken from TOP OF THE ROCK.

A bird’s eye view of Empire State Building, Central Park and a 360-degree panorama view of the Big Apple, with tall buildings sprouted up all over the city.

The Central Park of Manhattan in New York City, nestling amid the hustling and bustling city. It is the most visited public urban park in the U.S and its appearance in many movies and television shows has made it famous. […]

By |April 1st, 2008|New York, USA|0 Comments

The United Nations Headquarters

In front of the United Nations Headquarters is a display of flags representing each member state, beginning with Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The flags are only raised when members are in congress in The General Assembly.

Spotted the Singapore Flag?

As we entered the UN Plaza, we saw a gun with a knot in the barrel. This […]

By |April 1st, 2008|New York, USA|0 Comments

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

At first, we thought of visiting the Natural History Museum to see dinosaur exhibits around the area. But Richard advised that we could visit another Natural History Museum in Washington with free admission, as we need to pay for the one in New York. So instead we visited Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s largest and most important art museums. An adult ticket costs USD20 and for the next designated 2 hours, we were madly rushing through the museums.

The Met Museum Asian Art Gallery: wonder how they extracted and moved the precious piece from the East to the West across the vast ocean in the olden days.

Altarpiece Dedicated to Buddha Maitreya, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534), dated 524 Zhengding xian, Hebei province, China.

Arms and Armor Gallery, where the knights come alive.
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By |April 1st, 2008|New York, USA|1 Comment

New York Times Square

The tourist-famous Naked Cowboy has become a Times Square fixture, playing guitar at 45th Street and Broadway, strategically holding the guitar over his white briefs to make him appear to be naked. Women are often seen hugging him to take photos. If you want to dress like the Naked Cowboy, you better get permission […]

By |March 30th, 2008|New York, USA|3 Comments