NY

I arrived in New York as a first city. It’s my first travel overseas. The first night, I stayed in a good hotel and moved to YMCA the next day. I walked around the city with a famous guidebook, “Chikyu no arukikata”.

Because I had been very impressed by “Chikyu no arukikata”, I was going to travel abroad.

The next morning, in an elevator of the hotel, I talked to an old lady, “Good morning, I’m a tourist. just arrived yesterday”. I wanted to use English. I was surprised little that I could communicate with local people.

I remember that I went city in the morning and back to the hotel almost PM 1:00, it’s checkout time. Because I took the wrong train.

I walked around near Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, but I have few memories about it. I should have bought a musical ticket. It should be “42nd Street”.

I went to see the statue of liberty with guys, who I met on a plane. I don’t remember how we met them, but some Japanese guy lives in NY, and two girls who are Japanese students and tourists join us at Battery Park. The guy who lives in NY had taken the girls to some places around Manhattan for sightseeing. We had dinner with them.

After that, I have many experiences of getting kindness to me while I travel, so I should be kind to travelers.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Yellow Cab in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral

Yellow Cab in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Horse mounted police

Horse mounted police

When I walk around the city, I found horse-mounted police. I asked them, “Can I take your picture?”. They said “OK”.

Manhattan view from a boat

Manhattan view from a boat

I stayed in NY for four days and went to Musicals, MOMA, Metropolitan Museum, and Natural History Museum. I don’t remember but the picture shows snow on one of these days.

MOMA

MOMA

 

Boston

Boston Common

Boston Common

I moved to Boston by Greyhound Bus. I used a Bus to move from a city to a city in the USA. I arranged Ameri Pass in Japan.

I stayed with a Japanese family in Boston. My teacher when I was in elementary school had stayed in Boston.

My memory is not clear, but we met at an entrance of the subway on the corner of Boston Common. Boston Common is a park. A red line was drawn on the ground. You can do sightseeing in the city by walking along the line. It’s called Boston’s Freedom Trail.

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

They took me to many places in the Harvard campus, but I don’t remember. I remember the word ‘Yenching’, It’s a name of a library.

I also went to the Natural History Museum. I remember many bones of dinosaurs.

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Science Center

Harvard Science Center

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Harvard Memorial Church

Harvard Memorial Church

Uenching Library

Yenching Library

I found a statue of a rhino and took a picture. I forgot the place of this, but I searched on the Internet, and finally, I got an answer. It’s a Biological Science Building.

Harvard Biological Science Building

Add to Harvard, They took me to MIT. I went to the Media Laboratory, and I could see the LISP machine and DEC mini-computer. It was 1985, and now, I feel everything changed.

Lisp Machine, Media Lab. MIT

DEC Mini Computer, Media Lab. MIT

I also went to the Fine Arts, Boston Tea Party.

 

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