I have been digging up my old albums recently to post up my very old photographs before they fade off completely! Do you agree that Black & White photos are very lasting and don't fade at all?
I remember that I made my very first visit to New York City was during the gloomy Spring day of 1992 with a bunch of Korean & Japanese student friends. They traveled like wealthy Arab Sheikhs and slept at the fabulous Marriot Marquis Hotel which was a 5 Star at the downtown Times Square. Poor me, I had to tag along and my wallets went dry after that memorable trip. My following trips were often thrifty and short which included sleeping inside the car of a Japanese school mate.
Photo 1: This was the World Trade Center's building in New York City that made millions cry in front of the television sets. My heart still surprisingly aches as I type this post. I have fond and vivid memories walking on the roof top after passing through many levels of security tiers below. It was very well protected inside by policemen and security patrols that no terrorist could ever bring explosives inside.
Photo 2: My apologies for many blurred photos as our shared camera using films were so limited and costly that we had no way to check on its quality. I remember that it cost me US$26.00 to develop just 1 roll of 36 shots. The above photo was taken from New Jersey which is just across the rivers of Manhattan Island. The blur photo was taken atop the World Trade Center which overlooked the biggest city in the world.
Photo 3: This was taken by the banks of Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan Island.
Photo 4: It was taken outside the famous Madison Square Gardens which is located at Pennsylvania Plaza. I remembered that Muhammad Ali's boxing match was held inside.
Photo 5: I was standing at the pier of the Ellis Island which is located in Upper New York Bay. It was once the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954.
Photo 6: On my left was taken outside the Statue of Liberty and the right shows the famous Empire State Building which the King Kong scaled up the 102 floors skyscraper to save beautiful actress in 1933! This building was actually declared open on May 1, 1931.
Photo 7: The best place to relax is inside the 840 acres of greens in Central Park which is conveniently located in the middle of the busy Manhattan streets. I always went there to take my naps or eat my take away food.
Photo 8: The above photo shows the great contrasts of the buildings surrounding the whole greens of the Central Park which is being sandwiched by the 79th and 85th Streets.
Photo 9: This was taken outside The Plaza Hotel which is owned by Donald Trump. They have horse carriage rides to bring you around.
Photo 10: A big sculpture of statues in Gold finishing beside the Plaza Hotel.
I have forgotten the name.
I plan to bring my wife there in the year 2015 when she enrolls for her Phd in Harvard.
Pray for my trip to happen!