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New York City Getaway

1 Mar

Emma was studying the map. She wanted to be sure they would not lose any time and be in New York as fast as they could. It was supposed to be their new life in a new town. Josh called it a fresh start. She was not completely sure moving to one of the biggest cities in the world would erase what they did. But she agreed to move.

Could they really start over? She kept asking herself. Is it possible to wash away all your sins by leaving them behind and run away from it all? There was no time to think of the reasonable answers. Sooner or later somebody would find out. They had to leave.

wood-trees-house-branchesEmma looked at their perfect house with the perfect porch and white fence for the last time. It was her dream house. But now she had to let it go.

“This is the smallest price we have to pay”, Josh whispered to her ear.

“I know. I know we have to do this. I want to leave before anyone starts asking questions.”

Josh put her arm around her waist and looked into her eyes.

“New York.”

“New York it is.”

Emma kissed him on his cheek and got into the car.

They left the house exactly how they first found it. It was covered in the rays of the new rising sun.



26 Feb

You know that scene from Once Upon A Time in America, where all the boys are crossing the street and you can see the Brooklyn Bridge? Such a beautiful shot! It always brings smile to my face. I close my eyes and imagine myself standing there, on exactly the same place and admiring the view of the famous bridge. The sound of Ennio Morricone‘s music plays in my ears and I feel like I am there back in the 20’s, 30’s or 40’s walking through the street of Little Italy or other famous places.

The big apple, the City that never sleeps. It has been my dream for ages to visit this place. I finally came to New York when I was 27 years old. After 9 hours flight from Europe I was exhausted and I hardly could even think of something like sightseeing, but as soon as I got enough of sleep, nothing could stop me.


My first impression when I came to New York? Ok, this is strange, I thought. This is not as I thought it would be. I realized that I was at the Columbus circle, right in front of the Central Park and I could not say a word. All day which I spent in that city I was silent. I observed everything with eyes wide open but my mouth was completely shut. I think it was a shock for me. I was so overwhelmed with the idea that I was finally there, that I couldn’t even breathe. I stared at those tall buildings which occurred as unreal to me. Not that I have never seen any skyscraper before, but I just couldn’t get enough of all those streets and buildings. Since my childhood I was creating visual pictures in my head of how these famous buildings really looked like or how it would be to walk down the Manhattan.  And here I was walking down the Manhattan. I think my brain couldn’t absorb all that excitement.

I had only 3 days for New York. After that I and my family were planning to visit other cities. So I tried to focus on all the places that I wanted to see. The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, Time Square…you know…all the famous places. But I wanted to remember all the movies shot in New York. Because that was the reason why I fell in love with this place. But I guess I was so mesmerized that my brain stopped to work completely. I couldn’t remember anything! Any movie, any place that I wanted to see so badly! Any who, we visited all above mentioned spots. I had a great time on all of them. When I was looking down from the top of the Empire State Building, I finally started to realize that this is it. This is the moment that I have been waiting for such a long time. Finally I was in New York. It was as I woke up from a dream. And I started to communicate :D. My father welcomed me to the reality with kind words: “Welcome dear, I knew this view would help you to wake up from the amazement.”

I was amazed indeed. When we were walking on the streets near Wall Street, I was trying to capture all the tiniest details on each building. It was as if I wanted to keep every of these details in my memory. I never wanted to forget any of it. Ok, I made a lot of photos, but the real view is something else. The real picture as you see it in front of you will always be something original which photos can never capture.

I dragged my mom to SoHo. I had to see it. Finally I remembered one of the spot that I was planning to visit. The People’s Revolution. Yes, the famous PR firm of Kelly Cutrone which I admire very much. I just wanted to see the place and I was pushing my mom to search almost every street in SoHo, so that I would only stand in front of the building where this famous woman works. Crazy, you might think, I know. But when would I get the chance to at least see it again? We found it and I felt as I was melting right there. One of my small dreams had come true.

Those 3 days were absolutely perfect and even though we had only that short amount of time, we enjoyed it a lot. I didn’t see all the famous places that I planned to see, but I knew this was not the last time that I was in New York. I sure am planning to turn back one day.

I have to admit that even though I love this place, I could never live there. I am ok with being only a tourist in the big City and I will gladly continue watch movies being shot in New York. But living there is not part of my plan. After my first visit it is clear that I would need like one year only to start to breath normally and not to be amazed from everything. Just kidding.