Healthy Fast Food

At 7.30 pm I’m in Central Park again, for work and training with Davide. This time, there are different people, from Wednesday. There is just the blonde girl from Charlotte and a latecomer girl…and she delayed us, this time. It’s strange I’m not the only laggard, here in US. I think I’m improving – I’m…

Broadway, The Empire of the Theaters

  In New York there are, well, three Broadway’s – the one in Manhattan: one in Queens, in Brooklyn and even one on Staten Island. However the quintessential Broadway is the oldest and longest diagonal street of the Big Apple. Actually, it was the witness of all the growth of this metropolis, both for better…

Harlem, the limbo between Manhattan and the Bronxs

Coming back home I meet Sid,  but instead of taking the usual C we go on the other side of the avenue and take the line 2, that’s because tomorrow  his mother will arrive and therefore he can’t host me, so he shows me the other apartment, in 106th street, where I will spend the…

George Washington crosses the Delaware, American pride!

  The MET contains the largest American Art collection,  but  American Art  is not an artistic movement as symbolism, and expressionism, but says in effect, the birth of the American people, evolution, wars, battles between Native Americans, but also between the Americans and the British, on the slavery of blacks, etc.. Starting at the entrance,…

Among the Flemish darkness …the Caravaggio’s lute player

Continuing to the next gallery, there are my fellow  countrymen: Tiepolo with the battle of Vercelli, the Canova Cupid and Psyche Jacques Louis David and with the death of Socrates. I see him there – a certain effect, since I studied it in high school remains. At the beginning, David thought to represent  the philosophy …

Impressionism and the pleasure of the eyes of Monet

  “For the pleasure of the eye and also for motifs to paint.” Claude Monet From the candid and innocent dancers of Degas to the can-can dancers of Moulin Rouge by Henri Toulouse de Lautrec – If you look closer, those women  seems like ghosts, with their hair, often colored orange, encircled by men in…

History and evolution of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sid gave me a tip that not everybody knows. Rather than paying the full price, you can make a donation, which usually costs less, because you chose how much you wish to offer and you donate the minimum – it goes  for the museum maintenance. So I donate $ 1 and the ticket agent puts …

Childhood memories in Central Park …and Guggheineim

The Central Park is the center of the compass of New York! East side, West side are exactly separated from it. Thus instead of taking the subway I have the usual coffee in the kiosk, then I head in the direction of  Museum Mile, so named because there are the Guggeinhm, the National Historic Landmark,…

I’m sorry but at 11.00 p.m. the Takeaway is closed!

  Caution: If you are going to order Takeaway food in New York Order it before 11.p.m.   At 9.30  I shower and then have a quick chat with Sid.  I arrive at Michael’s house at 10:30 pm, an hour late! Despite my incurable lateness, he welcomes me with open arms.  I know him through…

Circuit 25, Gym in Central park

  I remain enraptured by this brotherly love and the vital energy of those who pay homage to this icon of music, that I forget to look for Davide, the personal trainer who will train us. It’s an Italian name and I was amazed when I sent the email, but I thought it would probably…