Tourism

Lost in The Metropolitan

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The metropolitan isn’t the city of Superman, it’s actually a museum which size tricks you when entering. I thought it was similar to Moma, but after 3 hours walking inside and too many many objects I just wanted to get out.

For those who tlove arts, here’s a little tour to this famous museum, but focus on what I like of course: I pictured Modern Art and a bit of Pacific culture…I am sick of old paints with Saints crying and ancient objects like coffe pots or furniture of Luis XIV…

I could say that visitors were the same than other museums, as ever, but I can’t. People looked to me kind, smiling, may be I had a joke written in my t-shirt but I felt really well inside this building…I’ll to try to visit it more often than the Wicked and feed my soul with positive energy than beer…

What was my surprise when I found a mate from Barcelona, Mr Miró has some pictures in the museum, So Picaso and others made in the Empire

Link to the Picture Gallery of Metropolitan

Spoting the city

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Link pictures Broolkin Bridge and DUMBO

It’s been a long time here, and I wasn’t visiting around much. Everytime I go into a new place I think spots just happen while living…but New York is so big, if you want to see something you have to go in purpose.

Those days I felt time is nearly over and decided not to wait for Caroline, the girl that was supposed to come and walk the Brooklin Bridge with me, and just took my camera and went there. Also there was a oppotunity to get into Brooklin and visit Water Street, a place famous by its graffiti. Do you imagine this city without the 7th art?

Time is getting cold and today is Christma’s Eve, but no family and I feel kind of alone. Thanks Crilín called and there’s gone be a typical “Nochebuena” spanish style in the Upper East Side, with all that friends that couldn’t flight home as well.

We’re having Lamb and Shrink, with lots of other things and nougat candys (“turrones”), and hopefully spanish wine because California one is not bad if you pay 50$ a bottle, chaper ones are owful…

Merry crhistmas to everybody!!!

Silversprings

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Silverprings is a neigbourhood of Washington, where “El gallego” lives, it was 3 years without seeing him since he left Barcelona, and now I had a change to meet him first in New York and now where he lives, in this little towns where Discovery Channel has its Main building.

It’s a quiet place with just one Irish pub to hang out, with cheap prices and good Whisky. Can you imagine the barman head when we ordered a Glenfiddish 18 with coke. He wouldn’t like to serve it and recommended a worst whiskey…I insisted.

There are quite good restaurants at normal prices, not like New York. We had fish, I went to a buffet, we’ve been having dinner in an Excellent grill place and prices worked from 20$ to 35$. Ah, and buffet with tonels of sushi and seafood was only 9$. All prices per person.

We have been also hanging out in washington, but there’s not much to do. The places are really great. First we went to have dinner at the Red Hook, one of the most famous places in the city where you have to queue at least 30 minutes. Inside you have also more that 1000 beers to choose, from every country in the world. After we went to Pizzeria Paradiso, another Beer place, with a wide catalog of beer from the US.

The clubs are in 3 areas: Adams morgan, Dupont circle and U Street corridor. This is the place I recommend, It’s called Spot and looks like an Imperial house of 3 floors, with old design and plenty of lawyers and office dressed people, with live Jazz in the second floor. I found this place different, and made me feel like home. (Door is side by the Public bar)

Spot: 1214 18th Street NW, Washington  (www.spotloungedc.com)

Link to Google maps

Washington. SmithSonian museum

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What about the museums? Great, here they have the SmithSonian wich is the biggest of the world, much more visited than Louvre in Paris. They are proud of it, but what they don’t say is that Smithsonian is a museum with a lot of museus…So it’s the same name, but they have a bilding to Air and Space, another to American history, also Natural museum, Arts, etc.

The one I was interested the most is the Air and Space museum, a place where you can see a replica of the Wright’s brothers plane that first flight, NASA reactors, the Apolo XIII, etc, with also a nice planetarium and flight simulators.

Washington. The old government

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I was always looking at this city where humanity destiny has been decided for years, and wondering what I was gone feel when visiting the Whitehouse, the Capitol, and so on. But nothing special happened…

World is changing, new superpowers are happening like China, India, Japan, Europe, so Jankyes have to deal now with others a bit more, and sometimes they are banned. Last movements in middle west were an attempt to control energy sources like petroleum, so important, but I think not enough to keep on top. In 10 years China PIB is going to overcome USA one, and in 50 years it’s going to be 3 times higher. Just to have an ideas of how different the world is going to be. India is going to be over the US, and power will be shared.

But, city is nice, looks like a monumental place to visit daylight, and with not much people on the streets. Also everything is big that means there’s a lot to walk by. From the washington monument, to the capitol for example. Let me say that the monolit is so huge, 170 meters.

And the whitehouse tha had a perimetral wall surrounded by police 1 block in all directions. But I couldn’t see Obama, I was waiting a little bit, but decided to go and continue with my walk.

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