Sizing up New York and Philadelphia

America is known for its upsizing in food. However, in New York the buildings seem to be on the same wavelength. Skyscrapers galore, fancy shaped buildings and some strange looking ones.

New York is home to many galleries and some of which are free at certain times of the week (tight-ass coming out again). My first jet lagged night in New York I visited MOMA. It has got to be one of the best galleries I’ve ever been to. I had several moments where I had to pinch myself for seeing works of art that I studied about in books during my University design studies. These ranged from the likes of German Propaganda posters and Andy Warhol to Vincent van Gogh!

What is Painting?

Vincent van Gogh, Moma, New York

Vincent van Gogh, Moma, New York

Art in Moma

Art in Moma

Propaganda posters

Propaganda posters in Moma

Art in Moma Art in Moma

Andy Warhol, Moma, New York

Andy Warhol, Moma, New York

The Guggenheim was an incredible building, with a massive queue on the donation night, was it worth the wait? Mmmm… maybe not. The exhibitions inside were nothing compared to MOMA, but the building is an incredible piece of architecture.

The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim The Guggenheim

New York architecture doesn’t stop there either.

View over Manhattan from the Empire State Building

View over Manhattan from the Empire State Building

View from the Empire State Building

View from the Empire State Building

Empire State Building, New York

Empire State Building, New York

New York architecture

New York architecture near the Highline

Flatiron, New York

Flatiron – my favourite building in New York

New York architecture near the Highline

New York architecture near the Highline

New York architecture

New York architecture

Trump Towers, New York

Trump Towers, New York

New York is made of skyscrapers and unique pieces of architecture, while Philadelphia is home to some of the oldest historical buildings. During an afternoon with my colleague as a tour guide, we ventured to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, drove around City Hall and the Love Park (JFK Plaza).

Myself and Liam in front of the Liberty Bell

Myself and Liam in front of the Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Philadelphia Love Park

Philadelphia Love Park

Philadelphia was quieter than New York and has massive suburbs surrounding the city. Like New York, Philly was in lovely Autumn/Fall colours and was home to the yummy Philly Cheesesteak that I can report is really good. I even got to see my first taste of American snow one day in Philadelphia!

That brings me to the end of my American tales. I had a fantastic time and it was great to meet some great people during my trip. The memories will stay with me for a long time, I hope I’ll return again sometime to see what the rest of America has to offer.

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