Avoiding crowds, we went to Irvington from Grand Central. It was a 45-minute ride. Our first goal was to reach the place which contains water for New York City. Water comes from this place and flows to the end at the New York Public Library. According to Professor Fiore, Thanks to the height of this place, NYC doesn’t need some electric system for pumping the water until 5th floor.
Anyway, we walked along a trail surrounded by the smell of fresh green. Quite a little high temperature made the smell stronger in the sunlight. Bugs danced making a circle in the bright place. Actually I don’t like bugs in city, but today I really didn’t have bad intention towards them. We are aliens there in the forest, not them. That place belongs to natural living things. The dead body of a bee on the ground also matched that place without bad feeling. We, at least I, enjoyed the sense of a quiet rural area.
The museum exhibiting the history of New York City was also an interesting place we went to. Those chronologically images showed us both light and dark part of this city. Poverty and discrimination actually existed here. The images people usually want to conceal are exhibited here. People faced a lot of adversity, but they got over each of them throughout history. The will of overcoming has lived since people arrived in this city.
By the way, what gorgeous artists were at the Apollo theater back in that day.
Back to the first time excursion of our workshop, we went to Grand Central. Uncountable people in this huge building passing by, waiting for someone, killing time, taking pictures, and so on.
That high ceiling doesn’t feel so oppressive. I hadn’t noticed the flag of the United States until the day we went there.
We also went to the New York Public Library nearby Grand Central. Pumped water stopped at this Library from Irvington. I like this historical image’s building. I guess this may be a good place to visit even if people are visiting here on a short trip.