It was just on September 11th when we arrived in New York. We had a tour around the city by ourselves. Due to the reason known to everyone, we were a little bit nervous. We made jokes with one another: ” We hope we are lucky enough to escape another terrorist attack, if any.” Haaahaa!
As it was a holiday that day, there were many people in the streets. The city was was dirty as I imagined. Garbage was littred alongside the streets, most of the trashcans were full of rubbish. We went to the ruins of the World Trade Center. The spot was encircled with high walls and steel structures, we could only see a deep cave in the middle. The scene recalled what I had seen on TV on that terrible moment. ( Now, I heard a new building will be built on the very place in memory of the sad moment which had been engraved in every Emerican’s memories. )
The NY Stock Exchage was closed that day and we just paid a visit to this famous place that almost dominates the international financial world. And I took a pic with that huge bronze Bull.
Just at the entrance of the Wall Street stood the famous Trinity Church. We entered the church. It was quiet and silent, though there were several tourists in it. I was attracted by those beautiful carvings and decorations on the top of the church, on the walls and on the columns.
（New York, New York! by Paul Mauriat)
We also visited the UN headquarters. I sent a postcard to my son from there. I was impressed by a sculpture beside the building. It was a huge pistol with a knotted barrel. The world was not at peace at all, and wars had claimed so many innocent people’s lives. What we should do was to make our utmost efforts to avoid them.
A visit to the Statue of Liberty was a must, too. We took a yacht and just watched from the river. As the symbol of the USA, it had been seen almost everywhere in the world: on TV, in the magazines, ……
The most impressive was the Times Square. I saw it on TV many times and was so excited to be there. Tall buildings, colorful neon lights, and bustling people. The city in the night was the most beautiful.
It was quite late when we went back to the hotel and we had to get ready for our next stop: Washington.