Participant Updates » Pictures from New York
1. The View
During my first week in New York City, my friend Molly Nichols and I decided to take a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Once we reached the rooftop we couldn’t help but look out to the view of Central Park, the Upper East Side and the city skyline.
2. The Holidays
When you’re roommate is from upstate New York you tend to benefit by experiencing the holidays in a family environment while doing local things. For my first Halloween, I was lucky enough to experience pumpkin picking and carving in Kingston, New York with a bunch of good friends.
3. The Baseball
Thanks to my new friend, Jackie, I was given an extra ticket to the famous and extremely popular Yankees Verse Redsox game. I delved right in with the giant popcorn, foam fingers, screaming fans and wiener hotdogs.
4. The Snow
Being from sunny Sydney, Australia you don’t tend to see the phenomena of snow. My first real snow sighting just happened to be an intense blizzard that hit New York City around December 2010. Like a crazy Australian, I ventured outside to experience my first winter wonderland.
5. The Landmarks
I was extremely lucky to live in an apartment which was amazingly located in the middle of Greenwhich Village. While walking around my neighbourhood I was able to capture the sites of the Washington Square, Arch, the Empire State Building and the famous fountain which is often featured in the Tv series, ‘Friends’.
6. The Work
Interning in New York City is the dream of many. I was fortunate enough to intern and work at some of the most prestigious and popular fashion companies and magazines. Here I am pictured with my fellow intern, Katie, at the Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 fashion show. Models, clothes, photographer, oh my! Definitely a perk of interning for Badgley Mischka.
7. The Love
Exploring the city with my roommate, Laura Mesches, and my friend from back home, Greg Seskin, allowed us to stumble across the famous ‘LOVE’ statue.
8. The Entertainment
At the beginning of the Broadway season in September, an event known as Broadway on Broadway is held in the middle of Times Square. The musicals of the season have the opportunity to showcase a number from their show in order to promote themselves. Hundreds and thousands of people crowd Times Square to be a part of the musical unveiling. I was lucky enough to be amongst this crowd and see a myriad of Broadway talent which was all hosted by the famous Kelsey Grammar.
9. The Game
My friend, Greg Seskin, was lucky enough to be on exchange in Mississippi at the famous Ole Miss University. I took the opportunity to visit him one weekend. Fortunately this was a home game football weekend. The cheerleaders, the marching band, the chants and the padded players all left me speechless. I felt like I had left reality and had been placed in an American teen movie.
10. The Bonfire
Upstate in Kingston, New York with my roommate and friends I experienced my first Smore. Graham Crackers, Hershey Chocolate and roasted marshmallows all combined and then eaten in the messiest possible way. Something I had only heard of. Now it was my turn to create my very own Smore over a real roaring fire amongst my very best friends.