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19817   |   photo street.art graffiti stencil human clothes text Αθήνα ελληνικά
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29816   |   photo street.art graffiti human woman text calligraphy New.York USA
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15816   |   photo street.art sticker drawing comic head text life funny New.York USA
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15816   |   photo street.art building graffiti text life New.York USA
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15816   |   photo street.art graffiti abstract astronaut text New.York USA
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yesss, actually spotted a piece by the legendary Seen!

9816   |   photo city street car street.art graffiti text New.York USA
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9816   |   photo street.art wheatpaste text hand telephone door New.York USA
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8816   |   photo street.art sticker text comic New.York USA
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8816   |   photo street.art sticker alien hat text New.York USA
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8816   |   photo street.art sticker text alien New.York USA
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Wouldn't have hoped to stumble over a piece by the Faust.

8816   |   photo street.art sticker text New.York USA
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8816   |   photo street.art sticker text New.York USA
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On the bus to Boston right now, finally time to catch up a bit.
Our two weeks in NYC were amazing. We've done so much and saw so many things in such a short time. Our apartment in Brooklyn Bushwick was cozy and featured a calm, shady balcony where we could give our feet a good rest after strolling through the borough.
Brooklyn turned out to be a bit different than we imagined, being very narrow and dense at times. We totally enjoyed exploring the different neighbourhoods, though. To me it kinda felt like being part of a movie when the surroundings seem so familiar from all the films, music and videos even when I'm here for the very first time. I could spend days just sitting on a park bench watching all the people go about their day. Talking bout movies: We totally walked past Lena Dunham and Adam Driver while they were shooting a scene for Girls in Greenpoint. Just like that, no shit! Besides that we scrobbled through a lot of record crates, comic book shelves and endless heaps of clothes. It's stunning just how much stuff there is available. It's also important to do some research before heading out because most stores are fairly small and we ran past many of them only to read about them later on. Broollyn seems lively, laid back, vibrant and very grounded. When we first stepped off the Sub to get to our apartment we thought we ended up in a quite rugged part of town, but we soom got used to the run down looks and found people to be generally friendly, smoking a lot and chilling on the streets rather than inside.

East Village in Manhattan then was a bkt of a different deal. We were situated right in the middle of the city and our apartment featured a spacey roof terrace with a view right over Lower Manhattan, needless to say that that was incredible! We didn't need to take the train to go anywhere but instead rented two bikes and drove round the southern third of the island to get a good first impression. As a German traffic here is stupid but easy, just don't think about the rules too much and pay attention that no one runs you over and you're good.

Side fun fact: I've never seen so many broke down cars or ones involved in accidents standing on the side lanes than while driving around in New Jersey. We even witnessed three cars jamming into one another right next to us at 30mph on the Interstate, geez …
Anyways, Manhattan spoiled us with shorter distances and some more areas to explore. Times Square and Broadway sucked but all the neighbourhoods are well worth a visit.
Walking through the streets really is my favourite part about this city, just talking to random people, smelling the cars, the abundance of food and the junk and beholding the architecture. One thing, though, that I find hard to cope with is the absence of any benches or such in the streets. Really, it's impossible to rest for a minute when you've been walking all day unless you sit down in a diner or something, that shouldn't be too hard to accomplish in a city packed with tourists.

31716   |   text travel USA New.York
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It's vacation time! Me and my girl flew over to the States yesterday and we're gonna spend the next twenty days over here. The flight was quite alright, got some meals and watched 10 Cloverfield Lane (decent, good to see Goodman in a more interesting role) and the latest Jungle Book (hm, alright not much soul) and made it through the airport's safety procedure without much hassle.

My girlfriend's brother picked us up at JFK and we drove straight through the whole of NYC to his apartment in New Jersey. That was really cool, riding through Brooklyn and Queens, crossing the Queensboro Bridge and all the Avenues, watching the towering façades running through the car's roof window.  Upon our arrival in the Garden State we rested in Hamilton Park and enjoyed the awesome view of the whole of Manhattan right from the southern tip up to The Bronx while getting to terms with the 30+ degrees.

Today then we went out for a quick morning walk around Suburbia. We were surprised by the amount of wildlife around here, does grasing in backyards, squirrels practically all over, raccoons, cicadas, birds and whatnot. Even saw a vulture feeding on a small deer's corpse right on the middle of the road. The houses all look the same, the villas all rock the same fake stone-but-actually-wood walls and look like they've been spewn out by a 3D printer. Nice yards and front lawns but surprisingly few people outside. No bike lanes whatsoever, everything only reachable and doable by car.

Today we went down to Nyack, enjoyed a nice breakfast and drove down to Liberty State Park opposite of Manhattan's skyline. It looks amazing, but it's like being in a movie at the same time, a bit like watching a painted ,staged scenery. Hearing everybody around you speaking like you only know it from movies and music only adds to that experience.

I'm enjoying it very much so far and I'm all the more looking forward to moving over to Brooklyn tomorrow where we'll spend the next five days.


18716   |   text travel USA New.York New.Jersey
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Spent the past five days reformatting and reinstalling my OSs for the sake of updating Mint. Learned there's two ways to boot into a Linux supporting UEFI determining the ability to boot into existing installations. The hard way. A big "And what's your right to live, anyway?" to OSX for being such a unreasonable dick about every single USB device we own.
At least nothing went missing for once and I rock a freshly trimmed dual boot.

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