Our Visit to the "Big Apple"  

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As I promised on my earlier post, I will tell you more about our visit on the city that never sleeps (NewYork). We stayed for a while at Battery Park and ate there before heading to Central Park. We took the subway (a small train underground) to get to Central Park. This park is 843 acres so we never actually toured the entire park, but we just selected some spots to visit. As we were walking in the park it was the first time that I saw Kalesa and Sikad (Filipino Term). There was a couple that just got married and instead of taking a white car with flowers or the traditional limousine they decided to made it different and they had the Kalesa (a cart that is pulled by a horse) decorated with beautiful flowers instead. Did you know that more than a 200 movies were shot in this park since 1908, from such famous movies as “Romeo and Juliet (1908)” to more recent films as “When in Rome (2008)” which is a romantic comedy? The beauty of Central Park is so appealing that it has been captured on film for as long as movies have existed.

After Central Park we went to Rockefeller Center which was one of the largest private building projects ever undertaken in modern times. The Center is a combination of two building complexes: the older and original 14 Art Deco office buildings from the 1930s, as well as a set of four International-style towers. We also visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which is one of the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and has been recognized throughout its history as a center of Catholic life in this country.

There are still lots of spots that I want to visit in Manhattan, NY but one day was not enough for our visit. We left Manhattan around 9 pm and we arrived at the Hilton Hotel- Parsippany, NJ at almost midnight. Our visit was so tiring because most of the time we were walking but overall its fun and I’m looking forward to visiting Manhattan again which is also known as the “Big Apple”.


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