August 31, 2008 GMT
28. New York - 2 and Philadelphia


Philadelphia - Birthplace of the US of A

New York, my second favourite city after San Francisco

The famous Times Square MacDonalds
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This used to be the Garment district recently relocated to Shanghai
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The Flat Iron building, Spiderman movie,
the most photographed building some say
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The Original DKNY
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The patented New York way to stop a building from falling down
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China Town, largest in the USA
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Chinese War Memorial
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If you don't have a Waterfall, you make one (or three)
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A few of these in Bombay or Bangkok would not go astray
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or these
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The signs don't work so they have lots of these
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Block of Chocolate
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The Empire State Building, built like a Brick SH
(planes have crashed into it)
and it only took 13.5 months to build in 1931
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The Top half
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Central Park and Uptown in the distance
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Looking West - New Jersey
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Downtown
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Queen's and Brooklyn
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Central Park
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Look for the backyard
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Crowded at the top
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Flat Iron from the Top
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Statue of Liberty
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Times Square through the gap
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I wonder who that is?
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An Architect who likes triangles
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The Post Office, never closes
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Grand Central Station, never closes
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Big rat in front of Grand Central
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)
I was told this is a "must see"
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Some interesting stuff in there if you have a week or two to spare
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Outside the Met
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Only in NY, a Sabbath elevator that stops at every floor
so you don't have to PUSH a button, just walk on and off
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I made a day trip to Philadelphia and visited the Historic District
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A reconstruction of the room where Thomas Jefferson drafted the
Declaration of Independence
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Independence Hall where the states met to sign the declaration
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The room where it all happened, there were only 13 states at the time
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The signed declaration, note John Hancock's signature large and prominent
in the middle at the bottom
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The Liberty Bell, a Symbol
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Posted by Chris Desmond at August 31, 2008 09:31 PM GMT
 

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