|New York with all the skyscrapers,
its super Malls and pulsating life was a very new and great experience.
We stepped in at „Macy’s“ and “Manhattan Mall” and have been absolutely
impressed by the dimension of these shopping centres and the unimaginable
range of goods. Never before have seen anything like that. Now we know,
what it means “shopping in New York”.... A special highlight was a ride
by bus through the island district Manhattan, the industrial, commercial
and financial centre and the heart of this grandiose city. Here is the
Wall Street with the New York Stock Exchange and here is the place, where
two years later, on Sept. 11th, the terrorist attack happened, in the course
of which the World Trade Center with its famous twin towers was destroyed
- what a tragedy!
The most exciting event for us was the visit of the Empire State Building.
The outlook onto the city is absolutely impressive and makes you feel the
pulse of this powerful and gigantic world metropolis. Very strange for
us to realize, that the district of Harlem actual is a black enclave, where
white tourists should not step in, as we have been told by the guide.