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New York

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Welcome to my US blog thingy. My three months in America started on the West coast, and ended here in New York, so the pictures are in reverse chronological order as you scroll down.

Apparently it was Bette Midler who once said that when it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London. I was in New York for just over two weeks, and started to see what she meant. The first pictures are Manhattan, the last one Brooklyn, where I was staying.

A fun thing to do, and free, is take the Staten Island ferry there and back.

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It's a corny photo, but the sight of Manhattan at night is fantastic.

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This is the Chrylser Building. It has quite an interesting history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Building

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Skyscrapers, with a bit of afternoon sun, somewhere in midtown Manhattan.

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Yet another building! This is the Woolworth building, in downtown. As you can see, it's not that different from the Woolworths on Colchester High Street.

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Some taxis.

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Another freebie - walking along Brooklyn bridge.

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Finally, some roller derby. This was taken at the end-of-season championship-decider match between the Bronx Gridlock and the Queens of Pain. It's very grungy and chaotic, and oddly glamorous, in a ripped-tights-and-bad-lipstick kind of way .

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Posted by Darell 13:59 Archived in USA

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