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Here and there in freezing New York October 21, 2008

Posted by habeshaviews in My Days, My life.
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New York is freezing by the day. My work colleagues tell me to “shut up!” whenever I complain about that saying I haven’t seen the worst of it yet. Of course, the cold has not made me stay indoors. On Saturday, I went to Coney Island the Atlantic beach town. It looked deserted with a real cold wind. I tried to read a little but couldn’t stay long as I would have whenever I am near a water body. I was surprised to meet a lot of eastern Europeans.

               

Sunday, I checked out the climate change exhibition at the Natural history Museum. I wasn’t stunned. A bit expensive but not as engaging as I thought It would(should)be. A lot of information with some illustrations. I was able to understand the climate change challenge much better. I saw a real coal and learned that soft drinks really are acidic and only 2 HP level lower than batteries. Though, I will still drink Coke.I learned that there are floating houses in Netherlands and a 1991 eruption of Mt Pinatubo in Philippines released some 15 billion mostly sulfur-dioxide molecules to the atmosphere and it shaded earth for more than 2 years. There are  a lot  of things to see in the Museum for free as well.History about ancient Asia, Latin America and Africa(very small and limited session,though).

In the meantime ,NY is amazing . There is always something to see: whether its people dancing or singing on the streets or just sitting some where in time square after work and enjoying the non-stopping crowd.

                  

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