Tantalising Times Square

Hot on the tourist trail we’re heading towards one of the main visitor hot spots – Times Square. Once a seedy, run down and distinctly dodgy area, Times Square has reinvented itself as a glittering, flashy neon tourist magnet. From the 1960s to the early 1990s, the seediness of the area, especially due to itsContinue reading “Tantalising Times Square”

Hitting the High Line

First morning in New York, jet lag is well and truly kicking in so wide awake at 6am and we’re off to the High Line. The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated park, and was created on a former New York Central railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan. It runs from Gansevoort Street inContinue reading “Hitting the High Line”

Fernsehturm Berlin

As we have a obsessive desire to venture up every tall building that we encounter it is a no brainer that we have to head up the Fernsehturm Berlin TV tower. Close to Alexanderplatz in Berlin-Mitte, the imposing tower was constructed between 1965-69 by the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was intendedContinue reading “Fernsehturm Berlin”