New York has it's face towards the water, we got the splendour right in sight from our boat. To arrive by any other kind of transportation is like entering through the back door. It's a mythical city, even more so than the ancient cities in Africa, Asia and Europe. New York is the capital of modernity, and who knows if it's just started or just ended.
But I also had the strange feeling of recognition. It was confusing. I was discovering something I already knew, through countless movies and pictures. It would take some digging to get pass this one.
Information is getting strange. I once did the mistake to go looking for an anchorage in Google Earth. I was sitting in a dead quiet library, checking out the bays from outer space, and suddenly felt really dismayed.