Thursday, 10 March 2011

Whilst in New York we took the opportunity to visit the Empire State Building (how could we not?). From the ground I didn't find it's height that daunting, but when on the 88th floor and looking out over the New York skyline - it's actually pretty impressive. Seen in the photograph below, is Liberty Island in the distance, we knew we were going to visit it later on so that was pretty exciting to see.
This is central park which we walked past everyday to get the subway station or to walk - a lot. I think this photo can show just how cold and snowy it was over there. We walked through part of Central Park once on the way to the MET, it took about 40 minutes and we only got about half way round! It was very peaceful in the park, apart from all the joggers, and it was the first day we had blinding sunlight. Below is photo from outside the MET, not only does it show how sunny it was that morning, but actually how many taxi's there usually are in one place. Luckily these ones were only parked so we could still hears ourselves think over the blaring of car horns.

One of the highlights of the trip for me was visiting the Statue of Liberty, just because it's such an iconic image that's portrayed in film after film and we see images of it all over the place. So to see it for real was quite strange, I don't think it ever sunk in that I was really looking at the real thing and I was actually there.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

New York, Immy and Centa's thoughts...

Our trip to New York.

Sataday  26th - Moma, Soho, Empire State, Charlie O's, Time Square.

We went firstly to The Museum of Modern Art which was infact HUGE and filled with exciting cultural artwork from different ages, times and places. Such as Grecce, Rome, China and Japan. It was really intresting and amazing seeing peices of artwork that we have researched in class and then after we had been around the museum we went outside and most people enjoyed a hotdog and the landscape made up of beautiful skyscrapers. Soho, everyone was really excited to go as it is a very famous yet individual part of New York. We went shopping in small groups of friends for a hour and met back at the subway station ready to go to the Empire State Building. The empire State building was crowded to say the least, the que's where ridiculous compared to the usual. When we were in the lift your ears popped because of the speed the lift was going and the height you were going too. The lift went 10 floors in 10 seconds and the view was ofcourse amazing, Imogen found Maccy's as she was unable to find from the ground. We walked through Time Square another amazing experience as you feel it's day even at night because of the amount of light projected from the advertising screens. We ate at Charlie O's which everyone enjoyed and then we were given time to shop around Time Square in groups which everyone enjoyed. Main attractions were the M&M store and Hersey's, for those who dont know. HUGE choclate stores. HAVE A NICE DAY

Saturday, 26 February 2011

A few pictures so far......

Hello all- we're alot shorter of time than anticipated but here are just a few of the pictures taken so far- expect alot more from the students later:

Monday, 21 February 2011

Planning where to go.........

(L-R) Yasmin, Charis, Tamara, Kingsley and Raphaella check out the map

We're all Packing!

This is  the first post and just a short one to let you know that we're all excited about going to New York and all the opportuities that the city has has for seeing new Art. We're getting all our packing done and stocking up film and batteries. I thought we should post a picture of what it may look like when the cities collide:

(when two worlds collide)