There are many words to describe New York City, but for me the most accurate is: SPECTACULAR! From Central Park to the Statue of Liberty and everything in-between, it is just spectacular! My first full day in New York was crammed with sightseeing. I could tell you about the incredible stores, the history, architecture or describe the famous skyline, but my words would not do this city justice. If I am truly honest though, there is just one sight that captured my heart… BROADWAY!
I have watched a great deal of theatre in my life. When shows come to South Africa, I seldom hesitate to travel to see them, but nothing I had ever seen before could compare with the experience I had on broadway. On my second night in New York, I purchased last minute tickets to watch Cinderlla. The stars of the show were Fran Drescher (you may remember her from her hit TV series “The Nanny”) and Carly Rae Jepson. What a magnificent sight to watch these masters in action.
From the moment the curtain lifted, I was dazzled and enthralled. The magic before my eyes left me feeling so alive. I could never have dreamed such beautiful, detailed sets and intricately designed costumes. A presence fell over the entire audience, as they sat in awe of what was taking place before them. Such a beautifully creative form of entertainment, is purely divine. Words are too limiting to describe such an experience. I will always remember the euphoria I felt as I walked back to my hotel that night. It was an experience I will always carry close to my heart.
On my third day, in the USA, I was set to travel to Washington DC. In the lowest temperatures I had experienced in my life, I set out on a shopping excursion, before I was set to leave. The icy wind cut straight through my layers of clothes. Being used to a hot, humid climate, the cold was difficult for me to cope with. It wasn’t long, though, before I was once again drawn in by the magic of this city, and the cold no longer seemed such a great challenge. By midday, I was ready to depart this amazing place, embarking on the next part of my new adventure.
Walking out, through the doors of Union Station, I was met with yet another grand spectacle. There I stood, in the capital city, in complete reverence. Washington D.C had already made it’s impression on me.