Saturday, 4 February 2017

Anne Bradstreet vs Mary Rowlandson

(This is the product of reading selectes pieces of writing by Mary Rowlandson and Anne Bradstreet Mary Rowlandson vs Anne Bradstreet)


Mary Rowlandson
Anne Bradstreet vs Mary Rowlandson

Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) and Mary Rowlandson (1637-1711) are the two first women publishing literature in North America. The following is the product of reading selected pieces written by them. 

Anne Bradstreet
Anne Bradstreet vs Mary Rowlandson

MARY ROWLANDSON VS ANNE BRADSTREET
The stance of Mary Rowlandson and Anne Bradstreet is so evidently conveyed that we are able to know anything we may wish regarding them.

To say the truth, their plays epitomize their lives and wisdom in such a way the only one issue in which they two are coincidental might be they are both women. Consequently, we are facing two different literary figures that are going to be depicted now.

ANNE BRADSTREET
Anne Bradstreet uses literature to express herself, her true persona emerges free from the constrictions of a far too religious and patriarchal epoch, where everybody was extremely scrutinized in every regard.

Anne Bradstreet
Anne Bradstreet vs Mary Rowlandson

By contrast, Mary Rowlandson does fully fulfil what a woman is expected from at that time.

Owing to superb writing skills and a wide variety of resources, Anne Bradstreet is able to conceive and express her individuality through a poem written in heroic couplets (“The author to her book”) where she appears as the master of a literary craft “In better dress to trim thee was my mind”.

On a rhymed iambic pentameter poem (“To my dear and loving husband”) where she is a happy wife “Compare with me, ye women, if you can”. On a rhymed iambic tetrameter poem (“Upon the Burning of our house”) in which she defies destiny showing her affliction because her home has being destroyed “Let no man know is my desire”

Lastly, through an elegy (“On my dear grandchild Simon Bradstreet”) she appears like a bereaved mother, talking to her son “Go pretty babe, go rest with sisters twain.”

Anne Bradstreet uses four different styles of writing in which we perceive four different roles of a woman. Unlike her, Mary Rowlandson is only able to describe and tell of her time captive.

MARY ROWLANDSON
Describing the happenings with an utter religious meaning, referring to the Bible all the time and finding a biblical message in everything occurring, from a first attack suffered “It is a solemn sight to see so many Christians lying in their blood like a company of sheep torn by wolves, all of them stripped naked by a company of hell-hounds” to the late rescue episode; “God would have found a way for the English to have passed this river” or from the whole of her time alive while incarcerated “The Lord by His almighty power preserved a number of us from death,”

Mary Rowlandson
Anne Bradstreet vs Mary Rowlandson

Her literary notoriety is somehow casual insofar as she found herself imprisoned, and at that time stories related to Indian Captivities were extremely popular since a religious significance belies.

Mary Rowlandson perceives everything as written by God, she does not fear because she is a role woman who has God by her side.

She is a victim, yet she does live it in the best possible way, because she knows God will find a method to save her.

The acquaintance of Anne Bradstreet with god is evident, yet her sheer literary quality is so fabulous the only thing they share is being women. Mary Rowlandson vs Anne Bradstreet

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Halcombe, new book; the adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales.

Santa Claus would have already visited you, yet 3 Magic Kings prefer to work on January. As a result, the proper presents are coming now. Is there a better gift than your own book?  

Everybody knows Santa Claus but in some countries as mine, Spain, we receive a pleasant visit every January. These three kings, (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar in the English translation) are in charge of providing you with the presents you deserve. However, if you are an awful person the thing you will receive is dark and disgusting coal.

I do not know if I am a good person or not (just check out my articles to discover it) but I have my new book with me now. It is (finally) open for sale.  

I have spent numerous hours working on it. I explained here what the book is all about, therefore, I will not spend any new second talking about the plot or similar issues. You can read older posts. 

Yet, the current news is somewhat exciting (at least to myself I truly believe) because I have just made a live interview. I am not to be on a powerful network although I have been as nervous as if I was going to receive a Golden Globe Award. Read this in Spanish The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

I live in a rural area in northern Spain, Tarazona it is the name of my village which barely has 10.000 inhabitants. As the book has been published in United States of America they have invited me to appear on a show. I asked them to have the questions in advance. However, they prefer to do everything live, hence the difficulty is bigger and the fun greater.

the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

My new book, the first one in English; “the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales” it is now everywhere. You can find it on the internet, on any virtual library and physically if you ask for it. the adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales”
the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The editorial is in charge of promoting it, this is part of their job and they know how to do it properly. For instance, they have included it to appear on a book fair in United States during 4th of July festivities. But there is nothing like talking about it in a live interview.


the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales”

the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

As I have mentioned, this was not a bigger interview, it was for a local TV network, but I was really nervous. I have been talking about my experience publishing it.


the adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
the adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The interview is on YouTube as well. You can see me there live, albeit it is in Spanish I am afraid you can guess my real inner state because of my face.

the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
the Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

Likewise, I appear on the official monthly magazine of the Town Hall of my hometown where I live. To say the truth, I have kept two copies of it even though I have not been able to read it, because reading it makes me feel unsafe. Even though I wrote mainly the text that appears therein!!

Have a great week and if you read (someday) my new book hope you can have a better time than the one I was having doing the interview and seeing myself on that magazine. Do share, and comment.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Moll Flanders

Despite being sometimes deemed as a picaresque novel insofar as the main protagonist, Moll Flanders, could be the epitome of a rogue character. The truth is notwithstanding, this novel is a spiritual autobiography and the rough times the protagonist experience throughout the entire play conveys a feeling of redemption at the end of it as Moll Flanders recalls all her life, thereby, we see her feelings with regards to different moments of her life just the criminal/spiritual autobiographies do always attain. Moll Flanders Moll Flanders


Moll Flanders
Robin Wright Moll Flanders

Likewise, the narrator is the protagonist herself, something that makes Moll Flanders book being aloof from the term novel, a concept that was not so renowned back then as it is nowadays, hence this narrative strategy makes it been considered an autobiography rather than otherwise.

What is more, the protagonist spends a far great period of her life being a thief, an outlaw, and such a great criminal she becomes to say the truth. Not only this attribute was widely embraced by those kinds of writings, this also makes the character appertain to an expected end where is able to scrutinize everything conveying a dissimilar tenor to the one we at first devised reading her adventures. The aforementioned is of paramount importance when it comes to spiritual biographies and to Moll Flanders alike.

Also, it is interesting to point out how the society of the epoch is seen thanks to the adventures of Moll Flanders, albeit this is an underlying aspect, we understand how at that time things were like.

All in all, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe depicts the life of a character in such a way that it becomes a clear example of spiritual autobiography achieved with a proper exercise of sociological determinism. Moll Flanders Moll Flanders

Monday, 26 December 2016

Best songs of 2016

I have created a unique playlist with the best songs of the year 2016 in my opinion. All of them are great and cover nearly all musical tastes. I listen to plenty of music when I am writing and I love to create playlists, this contains the best songs of the year 2016. Read this in Spanish Best songs of the year

Hope you can use this playlist these Christmas to have an unforgettable holiday season. Original version Best songs of 2016


best songs of 2016
BEST SONGS OF 2016

Discover the best songs of the year according to Halcombe to have the best Christmas of your entire life. Although remember the saying goes “There is no account for taste”

                      BEST SONGS OF THE YEAR 2016
Pop, DJS, Pop-Rock

Come Jain

Better Love Hozier

We don´t talk anymore Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez

John Wayne Lady Gaga

24k magic Bruno Mars

Ocean Drive Duke Dumont


Side to Side Ariana Grande and Nicky Minaj

My Way Calvin Harris

Good to Love FKA Twigs

Goodbye Feder and Lyse

Too Good Drake and Rihanna
(no official music video I am afraid)

The Greatest SIA and Kendrick Lamar

Slumber Party Britney Spears and Tinashe


This Girl Kungs and Cooking on 3 burners
Human-Rag and bone man


Good Grief-Bastille


Rock, Hard Rock, Indie

Hardwired Metallica

The Sound The 1975

City Lights The White Stripes

Dark Necessities Red Hot Chili Peppers

Waste a moment Kings of Leon

Threat of Joy The Strokes

Casual Party Band of Horses

Jesus´s son Placebo

Heart of a dog The Kills

Take me down The Pretty Reckless

BEST SONGS OF 2016

Other
 (These songs do not entirely fit on the sections above and I will explain the reason, they are great nevertheless)

Life on the road David Brent (from comedy movie “Life on the road” this is not a proper artist as it is a character in a movie who is a musician, this song is great and the movie very funny)


Safari J. Balvin and Pharrell Williams (Latin American artists have mixed music with North American ones and this is a very catchy song, perhaps the best one of the year)

Starboy The Weeknd and Daft Punk (Canadian R&B star The Weeknd has found a great partner on French artists Daft Punk, the electronic duo help him with a brilliant sound)

Kerala Bonobo (apart from being a great song, it has a music video that it is truly original)

Ride them on down The Rolling Stones (The Rolling Stones has released an album that are blues covers from some unknown and old artists from 1950s or 1960s, these songs are great and are blues, the music video of this song is starred by actress Kristen Stewart)

You want it darker Leonard Cohen (The farewell of poet Leonard Cohen, can scarcely be better, this song is like adding music to poetry, he has died in this 2016)

Fade Kanye West (to end up the most incredible music video of 2016, wait until the end because it is something never seen before, rapper Kanye West makes this song and find in artist Teyana Taylor the perfect person to star an incredible music video. Fade)

The yuletide feeling all of us must have these days will be better if we add some great music as the songs you have discovered on this post. Have a great holiday season!! Best songs of 2016 Best songs of 2016

Monday, 12 December 2016

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales is the title of my new book. This is my first ever book in English, the second overall. Read this in Spanish The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales


The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
I published a book in Spanish called Ser un Tusitala this year, Ser un Tusitala. This second book is special for me because English is not my first language but it is a language in which I have been working for long. 

This book is to be published in North America, in United States of America. It is divided in two parts. The first part of this book of Halcombe is about several adventures of this peerless character which takes place all around the world. Halcombe was born in Norilsk, Siberia, Eastern Russia. This is a place which was chosen as the worst in the world to live several times in a row.

Because of such a painful notion, Halcombe decides to travel the world to prove his skills. He believes he is chosen to succeed. Reality proves otherwise. This first part is written in a fun, humorous tenor. It is fictional, yet anybody can suffer the same experiences than Halcombe.

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales
The second part of this book; The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales is a wide array of different stories that create a huge compilation of essays on music, culture, history, sport, personal experiences or travel. These are articles I have been writing last four years.

The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales is available worldwide. Hope you love it. Do share and comment. Book of halcombe The adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping talesThe Adventures of Halcombe Norilsk and other gripping tales 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

2nd Part 24 hours in Manhattan, New York City

24 HOURS IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY

Full Spanish Version 24 Horas en Nueva York  Original full story 24 Hours in New York City
                                           
Later on, I will be experiencing a unique event because I owned seats in the first row to see Victoria´s Secret fashion show, yet the game was longer than hoped for because of an unexpected overtime and an unexpected win from New York Knicks. Nonetheless, it made me to forget the delay.


Halcombe Norilsk
                                   Halcombe Norilsk                                   

It did not matter at all because the afterparty that took place once the VS fashion show was over was going to be celebrated at Plaza Hotel. I had dinner with supermodels who after being on a diet during months were permitted to eat anything that night. They told some secrets of their own and we had a charm soirée.

After having dined with these incredible personalities I put on a new suit that I had bought early such morning. I lived an eternal party with the crème de la crème, heavy hitters indeed. Authorities, journalists, celebrities, writers, investors, broker-dealers, painters, baseball players, punk singers, hip-hop stars, movie stars, musicians or bloggers from Europe… Scarcely a renowned name was missed!!

Not only people form New York City attended but people all around the world were enjoying this afterparty at Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. I met spectacular people, I made contacts. What is more, I took some pictures with famous personalities that I uploaded on social media. In fact, my pictures were trending topic on the internet for five hours!!!!

Afterparty was both unbelievable and mesmerizing. Equally, I widely enjoyed the music. The artist invited was Lady Gaga who was also the main guest at Victoria´s Secret Fashion Show alongside The Strokes and Jay Z. All of them are also from New York City. They hosted both the fashion show and this event in musical terms. As a matter of fact, Lady Gaga was releasing her new album after some time with no new songs as Jay Z was doing and The Strokes were playing together again after some years of silence.

Without going any further, this hotel for instance once hosted a famous Truman Capote party that it is still remembered or it was the hotel in which The Beatles slept on their first visit to New York. Consequently, only outstanding episodes can take place on this place as a result!!!  

As New York Knicks had beaten Cleveland Cavaliers everybody (albeit some guests were from Ohio they felt great too nonetheless) was beyond happiness, especially Spike Lee who made sure drinks were available in large quantities, plenty of manhattan cocktails (of course) were pouring because we were in Manhattan after all!!.

All of a sudden, dawn arrived, my 24 hours in New York were about to perish thereby. I said my farewell to Victoria’s Secret models and to their husbands likewise. I purchased a double Caffé Americano and drank it with 3 big bagels.
I was nearly asleep and a little bit sad. I believed all the magic had already vanished. I demanded a taxi with a new mobile application having to share it with two old poor souls apparently. 

Two old grumpy men who were talking about their new project, I was too much for them. I watched through the window instead, trying to attain a last glimpse of New York City. Listening to them with sorrow, disdain and pity…

Cab driver told me we ought to stop in Little Italy before heading to JFK airport. I did not care at all. The two older fellas talked continuously. When they left the car I realized they were Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese who were discussing over the proper location to their new movie that is to be shot in New York City soon. All of a sudden, everything ended and I saw myself resting comfortably in an airplane direction Europe.

I watched Taxi Driver movie and the full Victoria´s Secret fashion show on the plane without telling anything to anybody ever (nor the person by my side on the plane) with regards to how supermodels behave once the show has finished let alone how next movie of Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro as main protagonist again is going to be like!!!! 24 hours in New York original story 24 hours in New York 

Monday, 21 November 2016

Donald Didius Julianus Trump

Ancient Roman Empire still has a legacy in our time. So relevant was that its historical imprint is still visible on our cities and other aspects of our society. Read this in Spanish. Lee esto en español Donald Trump Original Version Donald Trump

    Roman Empire and United States of America

If there is something similar between the Roman Empire and United States of America that has been the most powerful country in the world in recent history has always been that proud feeling, a constant effort to preserve, exalt its virtues and achievements in such a way that sometimes seem far-fetched.

Roman Empire had good, bad and silly emperors. Similarly, we have seen good, bad and silly US presidents. Still, one of the strangest cases not only in Roman Empire but in human history as well may be equal to what has happened to Donald Trump recently.

                                          Didius Julianus

Didius Julianus bought Roman Empire after the death of Pertinax who was assassinated by his Praetorian Guards because he did not fulfill his promised monetary demands.



Donald Didius Julianus Trump
Donald Didius Julianus Trump

All of a sudden, Roman Empire was opened to public auction and Didius Julianus bought it showing off his extraordinary wealth, trying to impress the high society of his epoch in a both unbelievable and clumsy chapter of Western history.

His wife and daughter encouraged him to do so, Didius Julianus stood up and he offered 25 thousands sesterces to every soldier that were accepted by the Praetorian Guards. Everybody praised him. Who wouldn´t? He was the new Roman Emperor.

Soon thereafter and once the party ended Didius Julianus saw everything from a fearful point of view. He realised he did not have a single clue on how to rule Roman Empire, something he had never prepared for.

How was he going to lead an army with no military knowledge? Why Didius Julianus made a bid for the Empire in the first place anyway? He could have maintained a millionaire Roman lifestyle.

2 weeks after this bizarre auction took place foreign countries declared the war against Rome. Likewise, citizens get tired of Didius Julianus very soon, revolts followed, he was insulted and mocked publicly. Problems were mounting. Everybody got angry at him,

Two months after buying Roman Empire, Didius Julianus was assassinated by his guards and an experienced general was crowned new Roman Emperor.

Roman Empire no longer was as great as it was before. Last words of Didius Julianus prior to be killed were these "What Have I done wrong??"
                                                                                                                     DONALD DIDIUS JULIANUS TRUMP

Comparison to Donald Trump and United States of America could not be (in my opinion) better. Why does Donald Trump abandon his funny celebrity profile who was in every party, on every show? Why at 70 years of age he does not focus his efforts on his fifth son of only 10 years of age and enjoys life with his young third wife, his children and his multiple businesses?. Does Donald Didius Julianus Trump know where he is really heading to???

There is a theatrical play in which an elected politician spends two hours saying preposterous things and acting like a clown whereas the audience laughs continuosly.

At the end, the politician gets serious and addresses himself to the audience. "Why are all of you laughing? You have elected me, if you are laughing at me, you are making a fool of yourselves"
                                                                              
Donald Didius Julianus Trump
             Eating Mexican food to "Make Hispanics feel safe again"

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Your vote does not matter US 2016 Election results.

"If you trump another player´s card, you beat it with a card that belongs to the group of cards that has been chosen to have the highest value in the game you are playing" Definition of Trump. Cambridge Dictionary.

Read this in Spanish lee esto en español Ser un Tusitala Original story US Elections

DONALD TRUMP
Donald Trump is the new president of United States. Yet, I find very interesting what I have learned about him. According to experts he has NPD Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The problem is people do not accept this as something negative and never get cured. These people need to be recognised and feel admired and love being famous. What is more, they take advantage of people around them. Others claim Donald Trump is a sociopath. He is able to do anything in order to obtain what he is yearning for.

Bible of Donald Trump is book "The power of positive thinking" by pastor Dr Norman Vincent Peale, written in 1952. Donald Trump has had more than 3500 lawsuits in the last 30 years. Grandparents of Donald Trump came from Germany. In fact, his real surname is Drumpf I believe, his grandfather changed it to the winning one Trump. They worked in Western America helping miners with alcohol, food and women. Father of Donald Trump got rich building houses in Queens, New York taking advantage in loopholes New Deal offered. Donald Trump inherited from his dad plenty of money to invest and to live comfortably. Yet, he expanded it to have a bigger and global impact. 



2016 US ELECTIONS


US Elections 2016 results
US Elections
Donald Trump  


I have been following Donald Trump since he presented his candidature. No matter people laughed at him. I really think he was going to be the Republican nominee.  However, after seeing his performances at final debates against Hillary Clinton I thought nobody could vote for him. He seemed like a fish out of the water, anything but a politician. His answers and his behaviour were so weird he could not have been taken into account seriously. Nevertheless, nearly 60 million people have voted for him, this means 60 million people deemed his debate performances fine. What is more, 60 million people believe his promises. 60 million people think he should be president of United States of America. 60 million people consider his behaviour, comments and political skills at least acceptable. 

Donald Trump 


US Elections results 2008
USA Elections 

             YOUR VOTE DOES NOT MATTER
I really think the whole United States election system does not make any sense at all insofar as if the candidates are to be the utter representation of the entire country the one who obtains popular vote overall has to rule the nation. It is as simple as that. 

Furthermore, there are already politicians who represent states thereby not only US elections are a failure it ends up being the decision of five or six secondary states.

It does not matter if you vote in Texas or New York, two of the most important states, however candidate is chosen, however mistakes are being made, Texas is going to vote for a Republican candidate and New York is going to vote for a Democrat one. 

Since the complete number of votes does not matter you should move to Ohio or Florida to have a real impact in US elections. If they do not change this the result will always be overshadowed in my opinion. 

In fact, I do not believe there are many countries in the world that follow this United States pattern. Is a simple as to realize that if you are going to rule a country you must have the majority of votes of that country. 

If you win a state with 51% of the votes is the same as winning it with 95% of the votes. In my opinion, this cannot be maintained.

I do not believe they are going to change this because they love their traditions, it is like voting on Tuesday (there is a story of mine here on Niume explaining why United States vote in Tuesday) or the long and gruelling pathway a candidate must endure. This strange political system will continue. 

US Election results 2012
US Election results 2012

          HILLARY CLINTON
Hillary Clinton won popular vote, she had more people voting for her than Donald Trump had for him. What is more, she had more votes than Kennedy and Nixon when they won US presidency. Yet, perhaps her political career may have ended once she lost against Barack Obama in 2008.

She could be more than happy having worked as secretary of state, a position she could still be having with perhaps a new Democrat US president. However, the title "First woman president" is so attractive she ran again.

What Democrats did was not only ugly was also their key failure. They were given double delegates to Hillary Clinton when debates had not been started yet while Bernie Sanders was winning states and rendering great debate performances.

What is more, Barack Obama stopped Joe Biden from presenting his candidature because it was the time of a woman as president and the proper time for Hillary Clinton.

Someone thinks Donald Trump would have beaten Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders?. Enemies of Bill and Hillary Clinton had counted on different issues to attack her. Yet, Bernie Sanders has no scandals attached to his persona.

Given the experience of Donald Trump, all his scandals and the political acumen of Bernie Sanders, he would be now United States president and perhaps Hillary Clinton could still be secretary of State.

Finally, what is to happen with Hillary Clinton´s political career?. Watch this video. By the way, the other day Leonard Cohen passed away...


Donald Trump (Final Result Hillary Clinton, 64 million 223, 958 votes. Donald Trump 62 million 206, 395 votes)

Thursday, 10 November 2016

24 crazy hours in Manhattan, New York City

(This is what would have happened to me had I spent 24 hours in Manhattan, New York City.)

 24 HOURS IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY.
24 hours in any city might be an amount of limited time but when you are going to the city known as “The city that never sleeps” one must be even more careful and with the security of having everything under control. (Lee esto en español 24 horas en Manhattan Nueva York Original Story 24 Hours in New York)

This is the reason that whilst I was going to New York I chose to watch plenty of movies and television serials set on this place during the flight from Europe to JFK airport. The problem is that the last movie I watched was "The Terminal" starred by Tom Hanks. This is why I grabbed my passport and hid it strongly. I did not want anybody to steal it!!!!

It was such a shame I was not able to watch my favorite movie, Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro as main protagonist. Yet, I watched episodes of television series “Sex on The City” and “Gossip Girl” which gave me plenty of ideas of what could have been taking place in New York throughout my 24 hours journey.

I was going to stay at The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel that belongs to Accor. A deluxe hotel. Majestic and historical likewise. Situated closed to 5th Avenue on the southern entrance of Central Park.

There was not time to lose. After leaving my luggage in the beforementioned hotel I was buying clothes on Fifth Avenue to look stylish during the party I was going to attend later that day.

After two hours of shopping clothes on Fifth Avenue. Not only did I have quality clothes to wear. I was also getting the mood of this city. In order to feel even more integrated, I ran across Central Park, stopping to have some refreshments as the picture may prove (street wear though).

 24 HOURS IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY 
Halcombe Norilsk
New York City, Manhattan

Once a hot shower had finished I went back to the street so that taking a ferry. I had a pleasant trip across the coast of Manhattan passing by Statue of Liberty. A panoramic vision of Manhattan on the ferry with the big Statue of Liberty as solely witness made me feel so special that it is something I will always remember. Instead of going back to the place from where I took the ferry I decided to stop on South Ferry, from whence ships go to Staten Island.

I was in the southern part of Manhattan. I started walking direction Plaza Hotel. As a result, I had travelled the whole isle of Manhattan (more or less). First, I had been running to the north through Central Park, secondly, travelling by ferry. Finally, I was going to walk the streets like other New Yorker, looking everything carefully and stopping deliberately in some key spots. I visited National September, 11 memorial place leaving some flowers to pay my personal homage. I took pictures on Broadway, Wall Street and United Nations Building and I also went to last floor of Empire State Building. Seeing the impressive skyline made me scream passionately: New York is mine!!!

When I was in Times Square I ate something quickly, hot dog, soda and French fries while a musician was singing for live television. I did not lose a second because I got tickets to see New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden against Cleveland Cavaliers. I was going to be able to devise an official NBA basketball game!!! 24 Horas en Nueva York To be continued 24 Hours in New York City

 24 HOURS IN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY