time to follow up on this interim post from earlier. paiseh ah, took me some time because the few weeks after my NY trip were too crackin’ with cool jams and i got distracted, hahaha!
to make up for lost time, here’s spamming you with the statue of liberty.
almost from all angles.
just in case you think i googled the above images.
as you can see, everyone is a fan of this famous symbol of america, and everything it stands for.
pity the weather was too gloomy that day, so gotta spend more time on post-editing, eek.
meaningful statue of immigrants at battery park.
on the other hand, a more famous statue, perhaps, at the mouth of the financial district.
quite popular, as you can see.
standing at only 50 inch, the bronze girl statue may be little in stature, but big in ambition. named “fearless girl”, it was installed on international women’s day (last year, i think?), right in front of the well-known wall street bull statue, staring it down.
the defiant-looking girl is said to symbolise female empowerment, and promote gender diversity in leadership roles in the corporate world.
later on, it created another wave of controversy when the creator of the bull statue voiced his unhappiness over this new addition on the pavement shared by his sculpture. he feels that the original meaning of his work has been distorted to fit the “publicity stunt” of the commercial organisation that commissioned the “fearless girl”. he had used his own money to cast the wall street bull, believed to be a symbol of virility, and gifted it to the city (in fact, the bull was initially placed in front of the new york stock exchange without permission) following the 1987 stock-market crash, hoping that it would inject some spirit and good luck into america’s then flaccid economy.
and then…it was lunch time, and to get the full NYC experience, we opted for pizza slices from a simple pizza joint by the street.
next, we walked over to the 9/11 memorial.
according to a plaque nearby, a flower would be placed on the name of the victim on his/her birthday.
which makes this sight especially heartbreaking.
wish i could go into the museum for a more detailed understanding of the historic day that shook and changed the world, but the queue was a little long, and the rest of my travel companions were turned off by the expensive admission fees. le sigh…so, moving on…
good ol’ brooklyn bridge.
such rebels, these people.
as i have been there before, just a few pictures okay?
this time, different from my previous trip, we walked all the way over to the other side.
so many ideal IG spots, you would love it!
that’s all, maybe another one or two more posts to go? later then…
p.s. sorry for the lousy outfit; i had packed all the wrong clothes for the weather (as usual) so i ended up assembling this weird combi, which was still wrong somehow. my dressing sense is obviously trained for tropical weather only.