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Popping Outside Planet USA

sunny 34 °C

For my seventh and last full day in New York I had three things in mind; Grand Central station, the United Nations and Times Square. Grand Central and Times are of course two of the free ‘must-sees’ in the city. Grand Central not only serves as a central transport hub, but the large marble structure is also a great place to simply cool-off. It’s incredible to think that this great hall with its twilight ceiling, designed to reflect an evening sky, was once threatened with demolition. I headed east from Grand Central to the United Nations and for the few hours I was there, was no longer a visitor in the United States, but was in international territory. I think the UN is well worth a visit. The tour is inexpensive and as well as visiting the informative museum, which details the UN’s work around the world from its peacekeeping to humanitarian activities, takes visitors to the General Assembly and Security Council Chambers.

It was a short walk back to Grand Central and a short subway journey from there to Time Square – the crossroads of the world. I’m not so sure about that, but it is definitely a place of unending activity, of relentless human movement and earns New York the title of the city that doesn’t sleep.

Unfortunately for me, I need my sleep and I really need to pack!


Posted by MattOGrady 19:59 Archived in USA

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