New York can surprise you in ways that you can’t imagine.
Its the mount Everest of cities.
The tallest buildings frequently disappear in the morning mists from the Hudson River.
When a winter snow storm blows in, this city with a population of eight and a half million people can have a stillness like an empty forrest. This is why it why locals say “it works as a village if you just don’t look up”.
New York seems to collect all the small ambitions and dreams of the people that inhabit its streets and tie them together in a way that seems to make something larger and more worthwhile. This city is bigger than just its streets. Like a dinosaur made from wire coat hangers.
New York has everything if you go looking for it. My Lonely planet guide book is testament to this. Its more like a small bible than a city guide. Every street and every corner is busy with life. Cafes, resteraunts and shops. There are happenings everywhere. These happenings are the thing that make the city tick and propel the city forward.
So where do you start in a city this large?
The centre of the universe of course. This is how it feels to be in Times Square.
Its not really a square as such, more a confluence of intersecting roads.
However all roads in New York seem to lead to Time square. Every visitor gravitates here.
Time square billboards light up the night as its day. There is so much light energy in this place it can clearly be seen from the international space station at night.
The advertising on the plasma screens changes at such a pace its hard to keep up, you feel like you have fallen into the world of Willie Wonka or the rabbit hole with Alice.
Everything is big and you now are small as super human giants prowl the surrounding plasma landscape. Beers the size of rockets and images beyond the imagination.
Everywhere you look something new and constantly changing. If you are feeling bogged down and want to a place to loose your self and need an adventure not a Safari, escape to a city that has it all.