New York is one of those places to which I travelled in more than one way. Please check them here:
Family travels: in the seventies my father had to work for three months in New York. My mother joined him during part of his stay. Together they walked endlessly through NY streets, galleries, museums, parks…Their eyes took me to the city and to the important 5th Avenue.
Many years later my daughter also made her dream trip to NY. While she was there, a hurricane flood downtown but all is well that ends well and she came back happy and with a nice frame of the Big Apple with her picture in it as a gift to her grandfather.
Going to the movies: to see NY places appear on the big screen through the passionate eyes of director Woody Allen. It was the 1979 film Manhattan, where Woody Allen also starred alongside Mariel Hemingway, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Meryl Streep and Ann Byrne. The film’s music soundtrack included Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue, the music which the composer (himself from Brooklin/NY) referred to as a sort of a musical kaleidoscope of America.
A gift for my birthday: that year I asked that family gifts be thematic and simple, around the culture of wine. One of the gifts would be the famous magazine Wine Spectator issued in the month of my birthday. Surprise, surprise: that particular issue was about “New York city – an insider’s guide for wine and food lovers”
Thank you for travelling with me to and through New York!