All posts tagged: panoramic

The Colosseum By Day and Night

I have decided to dedicate Tuesdays* to World Heritage Sites, places listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as those that have special significance, whether physical or cultural in nature. One of the most memorable I have visited so far being the Historic Center of Rome, which of course includes the Colosseum. It was a long train ride from the cruise ship to Rome, and the train was full of tourists. We saved a lot of money for not taking a cab, but if you are claustrophobic, I would not recommend this option. When we got to our stop, we walked to our destination. We had a full day planned in Rome — my loving boyfriend, a.k.a. Mr. Navigator and super planner mapped out all our destinations, including points of interest along our walking path. It was definitely a great way to see a city like Rome if you don’t mind walking, as you would see a lot of old, scenic streets and avoid crowded commuter trains. The Colosseum, which is …

On Manhattan

I see it everyday — commuting to work, which is in the Bronx, and more recently, to my classes in NYU (which I will write about another time), and yet it never gets old. The city has a life all its own. A cliche, yes. It is unlike any other, alive and always moving. Beyond its great skyline revered and admired are its people, cultures as colorful as its bright lights, the diversity that makes it the Manhattan we know. I have always said, for instance, that within its most populated places is the best spot to find solitude. One can be amongst many and yet be completely independent of the crowd, choose to stand out or be invisible. I can name a lot of great things about New York, but at the top of my list would definitely be individuals’ collective stance to make their own choices, to be oneself, to simply be. Featured photo taken of the city from The Chart House Restaurant, Weehawken, NJ, August 3, 2014