Memories: In Wonderland

I remember meeting Alice and her friends in Central Park. Apparently they could not afford an apartment.

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Well, there were great apartments in New York.

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Unfortunately they seemed to exist in another universe. I remember the hotel room. The price seemed high but reasonable for Manhattan. When I opened the door it hit something about half way: the bed, which took up about three-quarters of the space. There were no windows. I went down to the reception and started a conversation that began with the word “Seriously …”. The clerk was very polite, apologized and gave me another room that appeared large in comparison. I guess that is how this city works.

I remember craning my neck.

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I remember feeling lost in the canyons.

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I remember the magic.

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I remember taking the ferry to Staten Island, seeing the citadels of money and trade receding into the early morning mist, …

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… passing the Lady with the Torch ….

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… and seeing the Atlantic.

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I remember walking to Brooklyn.

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I remember a building watching me …

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… wherever I went.

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I remember searching the Internet for the best coffee places in town. I picked one and marked the spot in a map. When I got close I realized that the mark covered a whole block. It took some time to find the place. They had a table at the back, where I enjoyed the special brew of the day.

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I remember the stereotype, …

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… the art …

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… and the people.

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I remember the skyline …

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… and the park.

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I think Wonderland is a good place to end my trip down Memory Lane.

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