Thursday, 24 August 2017

New York Photo Diary // Day Three

Day three we bought tickets for the Big Bus which is a bus you can hop on and hop off at your chosen destination which was really cool, we sort of made a plan of where to go and began our journey. The tour guide was really nice and saw my tattoos and told us that there is a tattoo shop in New York which is where the tattoo machine was invented, the idea was taken from Thomas Edisons electric pen. Samuel O'Reilly patented the first tattoo machine in 1891, imagine being that guy! As you are probably all aware I love tattoos hah.

Adorable little cupcakes from Baked By Melissa, I got the OG selection pack which featured flavours like red velvet, oreo, chocolate and vanilla to a tie dye cupcake.

We visited Lombardis which is in Little Italy, it was recommended by our tour guide - they were delicious. This place opened in 1905 and was the first pizzaria in the United States! 

We went to what used to be the famous music Venue CBGB which was awesome. Considering I have been to so many music venues around England it was pretty cool to be in the birth place of Punk Rock, according to my dad the Ramones played their first gig there back in 1974! It has housed bands ranging from AC/DC to Green Day (which happen to be some of my faves).

We also visited the memorial site where the awful 9/11 terrorist attack was. The memorial site is actually really lovely and features two tranquil fountains. I thought the site would be very sad, which is was don't get me wrong but I actually found it very peaceful. It was more of a remembrance to those who unfortunately died and those who showed so much bravery and heroism. It was a really eye opening and emotional experience.

After exploring Soho, Little Italy, Ground Zero and going to the famous CBGB site we hopped back onto the bus which took us to where we could get a ferry around the Statue of Liberty which was so surreal as I have only really seen it in films and tv shows.

Its safe to say after today I was so so so tired, we had dinner fairly late but then when straight to bed.

Thanks for reading!

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