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New York, USA, June 2011

+ The place


+ My feelings and historical part

All these buildings, these skyscrapers make you dizzy. New Yorkers are people in a hurry and it shows. Everything is done so as not to waste time until the food stores which offer dishes and we take an individual part. You can have an early lunch and a late dinner in those cities where people don’t count their working hours. I recommend a visit to Ellis Island which allows you to imagine what the migrants went through. Marks on the walls bear witness to this. You also have to climb to the top of the Empire State Building which gives an overview of the city that seems to never end. And then, you have to go breathe in the green bubble, Central Park.
Times Square is also memorable. All the pictures taken were without flash, again, because the light is so intense that it is completely unnecessary. On the other hand, it is important not to be agoraphobic.
A great idea, which was taken up in France to help finance the park, was to charge registration fees on the benches of this magnificent park. A man proposed as well. He bought the right to a text on the bench where he constantly found his future wife: “Carmela, my love, my life… Would you marry with me? Forevers yours, Grubby” (“Carmela, mon amour, ma vie… veux-tu m’épouser ? A toi pour toujours, Grubby”).
Historical part
New-York, officially named City of New-York, also known by the names and abbreviations of New-York City or NYC, is the largest city in the United States in terms of population and one of the largest on the continent. American. It was the main point of entry for migrants who came to seek their fortune in this new world with Ellis Island which served as a “marshalling yard” by refusing certain people, and by separating members of the same family. Ellis Island was nicknamed “The Island of Tears”. Ellis Island also served as a place of detention for Germans, Italians and Japanese during the Second World War.
New York welcomes some 50 million visitors annually. Times Square, “The Crossroads of the World,” is one of the world’s most popular intersections, and the Broadway Theater District is the nation’s entertainment hub and a major center of the entertainment industry. entertainment in the world. The city is home to a large number of world famous bridges and tunnels (78916 in 2012), skyscrapers and parks.
We must not forget that New York is also the name of the state, the 27th. This name was given in 1664 in honor of the brother of King Charles II, Duke of York, later James II, when the area surrounding “New Amsterdam” was taken from the Dutch from the United Provinces during WWII. Anglo-Dutch. Previously, the region was called “Nouvelle Angoulême” (or “Terre d’Angoulême”) which was the name given to the bay formed by the mouth of the Hudson river then baptized “Vendôme”, by the Italian navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano when ‘he discovered it in 1524, while he was exploring the region on behalf of the King of France François Ier (Count of Angoulême from 1496 to 1515), aboard the small caravel “La Dauphine”.


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   • Special: This page contains panoramic and some shots of “Ellis Island” as well as “Central Park”.