Ground Zero is the name given to the southern part of Manhattan where the Twin Towers were before the attacks of September 11. Now (we were there in July 2011) there is a flurry of workers building a huge complex with two new towers. When completed, it will be the highest in the world (I think), and in my opinion, it looks like they want to finish it as soon as possible so that what happened won´t be forgotten and so that it will remain part of recent history. Most things are replaced after a tragedy but this area should be just as it was before the date of the attack.
El Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York (MOMA) es un imprescindible en tu visita a la ciudad, independientemente e que te guste este tipo de arte o no.
Aquí puedes encontrar obras representativas de los mejores autores a nivel mundial desde Picasso hasta Van Gogh.
Los viernes a partir de las 16h la entrada es gratuita para todo el mundo, no te agobies, nosotros llegamos 5 minutos antes de la apertura de puertas y aunque pueda parecer que no vas a entrar nunca, una vez se abren las puertas se avanza muy, muy rápidamente :)
Son 5 plantas que no te van a dejar indiferente, en la más alta se encuentran exposiciones itinerantes, nosotros vimos la historia de la moda (por así decirlo) en la que te explicaban el porqué de los conjuntos y prendas de hoy en día, bastante interesante.
El resto de las salas las hicimos de arriba a abajo, planta por planta. Es bastante extenso y puedes llegar a dedicarle varias horas, si no dispones de mucho tiempo mejor que te centres en las plantas con las obras más características (3 y 4).
Located in the Upper East Side just in front of Central Park on 5th Avenue, this famous modern art museum has the distinction of exhibiting work along a long spiral corridor. Unlike MOMA, you only need an afternoon to see it in full. It can be accessed with the City Pass.
We visited the Intrepid Sea-Air Museum, dedicated to the history of air, sea and space, and located inside the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, which served in WWII and Vietnam. It's 275 meters in length and weighs 37,000 tons. Located on Pier 86 on the West Side of Manhattan. You can visit the air-craft carrier, watch an explanatory video, and visit the deck where there are over 15 different types of planes and helicopters. You can also get on a model of the British Airways Concorde plane.
Online at: (http://www.Intrepidmuseum.Org)
Madame Tussaud's New York is one of the most famous and recognizable wax museums in the world, along with its sister location in London. In New York, you can visit more than 200 wax figures of celebrities, show business figures, athletes, and politicians. The figures are renewed annually, and updated to reflect current trends.
Coca-Cola is a must visit place when staying in Atlanta. Here, you can take a photo with the iconic polar bear mascot because this is the "Happiness Factory" for Coca-Cola! It has displays with lots of mythical objects from the brand, like bottles in bars all over the world! My favourite is the last room before the exit, where you can try all the drinks made by Coca Cola. The adults entry fee is about 10 €.
Miami isn't exactly best-known for its fine culture, and this museum is quite controversial. Many visitors are disappointed by it in comparison with better collections in other cities. But it's still an interesting place to escape for a day and maybe see a good traveling exhibition. And there have been some fine works here, including the Venezuelan Carlos Cruz Diez with his exhibition: "The Embodied Experience of Color" which managed to create a sensory experience that seemed to involve the visitor in the piece.
The National Museum of the American Indian (Albany) is dedicated to the preservation and study of the life, languages, literature, history and art of Native Americans. This diverse museum collection has a wide range of cultural material, including more than 800,000 extraordinary aesthetic, religious and historical pieces.
A magnate of the early 20th century industry, James Deering fell in love with the Miami area and built this Italian Renaissance-style palace. With handmade tiles, European furniture, Breton crockery, gold taps and Aubusson tapestries, it is all stunning inside. Unfortunately taking photos of the interior is forbidden. I was most impressed by the cool patio, an oasis of peace, and the lush park that surrounds the villa, complete with fountains and statues.
If modern art that bends the rules and stretches the imagination is something you love, then there is no other place in the world for you than here. There are pieces of art that make you feel uncomfortable or laugh or confused. It's a huge collection.
Currently there is even a David Bowie exhibit taking place. It is incredible. There are rare photographs, costumes, and albums. No pictures are allowed in the exhibit and it costs s little extra but it is well worth it.
The museum is located near the John Hancock, Water Tower Place and the Magnificent Mile so it's convenient to get to.
The Woodworth House (Bell Gardens) displays the life of a famous merchant and civic leader from Los Angeles and was built in a 2 story colonial style house. It is considered a historic site. It is known as the House of Woodworth. Woodworth was greatly involved in the cattle business, buying and selling cattle on a large scale. Woodworth had a large fortune, and was considered one of the richest men in the Condado. In the last years of his life, Woodworth began to specialize in growing grapes, oranges and olives. An interesting place to visit.
Located in the heart of the Annex of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, called the Cloisters, Bonnefont is undoubtedly our favorite part. The cloister is superb, very well developed, with a garden of more than 250 different plants and pretty flower beds. And to top it all off, the court has a beautiful view of the Fort Tyron Park and the Hudson River ... luxury!