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Showing posts with label Hudson River. Show all posts

WW: The Vessel, Unique Architecture in Hudson Yards, New York City

 Have you seen or read about The Vessel, unique architecture in Hudson Yard, New York City ?

Although we are still in the middle of the pandemic and we cannot travel freely as we used to, we can still visit those places virtually. For me, one of the best ways to beat my craving for traveling is looking into my external hard disk and publishing it.

And here's what I have.


The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel is one of the recent addition to the Hudson Yards Redevelopment project. Well, the unique, one-of-a-kind design which is inspired by honey comb started to be built in April 2017 and finished in March 2019.  I read that it costs approximately USD 200 million. Quite a fantastic amount of budget!

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

When I left NYC in August 2018, this building was not there yet. Then I was lucky to go back again in May 2019 and there it was, standing tall and grand, so whimsical that it certainly becomes the landmark in the Hudson Yards area.

It is very easy to reach this place. I only took line 7 of the subway and rode until the end of the line heading to Hudson Yards. Once you get out of the station, you will see the building on your right and you can also follow the sign.

Subway station at Hudson Yards

It was very windy when I visited this place. You can see me frantically hold on to my fedora when I took the selfie LOL.

Here are some of the photos I took around the area.

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

You can get the ticket to go up taking the elevator or walking up the platforms. They have the quota per day so make sure you get here early. I was late and didn't get a chance to go up.

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City

I have the video as well about my visit to the Vessel and it is uploaded to my You Tube account. Please take a look.

That's The Vessel, unique architecture in Hudson Yards, New York City

So what do you think? it's pretty unique, right? Will you visit this place once you can come to the Big Apple?

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Burning Sky

Burning Sky.

Enjoying summer days?
Me, too.

And one of the loveliest moment is when the burning sky is dominating the horizon.

We have been spending some times on NYC's hottest rooftops and last night, for my dearest friend Chichi's farewell, we went to the Press Lounge at the West side.
Overlooking the Hudson River, we went up to the 16th floor and enjoyed the burning sky.

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Fun at the Rink

Anybody here loves ice skating?
I bet some of you really enjoy it.
As for me, well... I think I really have to think twice :).

Ada yang gemar ber-iceskating di sini? Olahraga yang satu ini memang seru ya, dan pastinya tidak mudah, apalagi buat saya :). Di Jakarta iceskating pun cukup populer, karena arena iceskating memng tersedia di beberapa mall besar di ibukota.

Ice skating is certainly not my cup of tea.
Two wooden legs, weak knees and slippery ice are obviously not match made in heaven. Oh boy, I am just not built for this. Bring me the deepest part of the ocean and probably even shark-sighting, but not this rink of 'horror' hahahaha :).

However, we managed to go out and have fun with the kids and some friends with UN Hospitality program at the rink in Brookfield Place, NYC. 

Oh ya...we had fun. 
Lot's of laughters and some selfie, with a bit of falling here and there :). Which is indeed a pack-and-parcel when you learn iceskating.

Some enjoy it, some continue to struggle finding one's long lost balance or trying to get intimate with the skate. Like me, for example. :). I was fully struggling with almost everything for two full hours. So much for hours of watching ice-skating for beginners in YouTube hihi. 

Bo was enjoying it :)
But with Hudson River in the background and sunny sunshine under the Freedom Tower, it was indeed a lovely Saturday :). While I have no soft spot for ice skating, selfie and photo sessions are inevitable. And that's exactly what happened. One round trying to find my balance, a half round smiley face for photos.

Thanks for Udi for capturing all these happy faces :)


Dan entah kenapa, saya jadi ingat salah satu teman baik, Silviana Noerita. Mungkin semangat mencoba olahraga baru dan menjelajahi pojok kota yang lain yang membuat saya ingat pada Silvi  yang juga gemar menjelajahi banyak tempat baru dengan motornya. Gadis manis asal Kediri ini punya hobi yang sama denganku, traveling dan fotografi. Dan belum lama ini, dalam salah satu keseruan kuis berhadiah beauty products di grup ceria kami, Silvi bantuin aku banget dengan keahlian dan ketelitiannya menghitung. Oke banget pokoknya. Cocok jadi asisten pribadi niiiih Sil :). Sayang aku ngga punya foto berdua dengan Silvi deh. Nanti kita foto sambil main iceskating yaaa Sil. Cheers..

Do you like ice skating as well?
How long does it take for you to learn it?

WW: Palisades Interstate Park, New Jersey

Riding along the Hudson River

Let's rideeee :)
by the Hudson River

Love this place...sooo nice and perfect for family picnic :)

Happy me :)
Photo was taken by my senior, Uda Masni Eriza

The rocks

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