New York City, a place of so many possibilities. Before this trip, I had only been to NYC once, and I could barely remember it. Now, at the age of fifteen, I took a trip to my dream city and this is something I truly can never forget.
We are the first generation where some of us weren’t alive during the 9/11 attacks, myself included. On 9/11, one out of my seven teachers took time out of their day to acknowledge what had happened. My principal did not make an announcement about it. 9/11 was one of the deadliest attacks in the 21st century in U.S. History, and it is already just becoming a part of the history textbooks only. This isn’t something we should forget. As I was visiting this memorial, there was just so much emotion that came over me as I read these names and seeing the size of the twin towers. The 9/11 Memorial is something everyone should go to at least once in their lifetime.
Washington Square Park:
New York University, NYU, has been a dream of mine, and I decided to stop by there on my trip. NYU is not your typical college campus. For the most part, all buildings that are a part of the NYU campus are within a rectangle, so you can’t really get lost, but you will have to be able to love the city’s hustle and bustle. I could definitely see myself going there for my graduate program, but for my undergraduate, I would like to not dive head first into such a busy city, especially since I am coming from a small city.
I was determined to fulfill my Gossip Girl dream, and travel to the Upper East Side. We were on the Upper West Side, and we had to cross through Central Park. I’ve always seen Central Park on a map or from an aerial view in pictures, and of course, I knew Central Park was huge. As I was walking through Central Park, I realized this park is freaking huge!!! There were so many trees, but there were little openings between the leaves that let just a sliver of light shine through. There were people running, biking, and so many picnics with friends and families! Central Park is such a beautiful place to photograph, and I wish I lived in New York so I could visit there all the time!
Upper East Side:
The Upper East Side is where my favorite show, Gossip Girl, is based. The Met was the one place I wanted to visit on the Upper East Side. If you don’t know, Blair and Serena would always have lunch on the Met Steps, and it just became their thing. Even though I could not get a good picture on the side where they sit (lighting, people, etc), I was able to live in Gossip Girl for a few moments on those steps!
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM:
I have never been to an ATM machine that dispenses cupcakes, and I highly recommend that everyone should try it if they get the chance! When you think of an ATM, you think of cash, right? This ATM gives you cupcakes! Just imagine if there were food ATMs everywhere! That would be totally awesome!
New York is such a photogenic city. Coming from a small city, New York just gave me so much inspiration in photography. The great thing about New York is that it is not abnormal to carry around a DSLR camera. In my city, it isn’t really abnormal, but you will definitely get a few looks here and there. I can see why so many people say New York is the place of endless possibilities.
Thank you guys so much for reading! I know it has been a while since I have posted on here, but I am now on Christmas break and done with finals! If you have any blog post request, tweet me any ideas! I hope y’all have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2018!