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The Arc de Triomphe on Augusta Street is a stone historical building and tourist attraction in Lisbon, Portugal. It is located in the commercial plaza to commemorate the post-disaster reconstruction of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. 

Originally designed as a clock tower, the building has six columns 11 meters high and is decorated with statues of various historical figures. In the middle is the Portuguese national emblem. But after more than a century of delay, it eventually became a carved arch. The top group image was created by the French sculptor Celestan Anatoly Calmels. Since the top mouth is up to 30 meters, the characters on it must be huge. 

The woman in the middle is 7 meters high, representing glory, standing on the throne of the third floor, holding two crowns, crowning virtue and genius on either side. There are four statues on the top of the column, the two on the right represent Nuno Alvarez Pereira and the Marquis of Pombal. On the left are Da Gama and Veriato. Two reclining figures symbolize the Tejo River and the Douro River.
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Statue of Liberty
What represents New York and the United States? I think it has to be the Statue of Liberty! It makes everyone believe that the United States is a land of the free and where we believe in and yearn for liberty. It’s like the beginning of the movie “The Legend of 1900”; when you see the Statue of Liberty, you are seeing New York. When you see her, you see America.
She also has the name of the “Goddess of Liberty, shining upon the earth”. She is a national monument in the United States, a symbol of America. Perched atop Liberty Island at the mouth of Hudson River, she wears a crown of lights, raises a torch of freedom high in the air and holds the Declaration of Independence in her hand.
Usually, one takes a ferry from Battery Park in Manhattan to get to the Statue of Liberty. It’s the most common method.
There are 2 types of tickets, standard admission and package admission.
(Standard admission includes arrival to Liberty Island,
Ellis Island, the bottom of the statue and the audio guide. The package admission includes an extra ticket to reach the crown of the statue).
This is a very popular spot. From buying the ticket to lining up to board the ferry, it took 1 hour. If you want to avoid the peak hours, getting there really early or really late is a good choice. However, because the distance is relatively close, it’s already lower Manhattan.
Once the ferry pulls from the dock, you can look out and see Lower Manhattan of New York City! Manhattan has the highest concentration of population in New York’s 5 administrative regions. It is also the smallest of the 5. It is described as the entire country’s economic and cultural center. It is the central business district of downtown New York, an area with the most concentrated number of high-rise buildings. I guess I don’t need to say more once you see the images below.
Joe Cai
New York Museum of Modern Art
MOMA is the abbreviation for New York’s renowned Museum of Modern Art. The collections here are some of the world’s top and finest selections both in terms of quantity and quality. Perhaps only the Musée d’Orsay of Paris can be comparable.
Most people come to New York’s MOMA for “The Starry Night” by Van Gogh. This for me is also my favorite work from Van Gogh. The melancholy and passion we see here is unforgettable.
In 1889, Van Gogh’s mental illness struck him again. After an intense argument with Gauguin, he cut off one of his ears, wrapped it in a handkerchief and gave it as a gift to a prostitute. After that, he was sent to the Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy. He ended up staying there for 1 year and 8 days. There, he continued to offer creative work, completing some 150 oil paintings and 100 sketches. His drawings now are completely leaning toward Expressionism. In his paintings, painted strokes much like waves in the sea and balls of fire are filled with a deep sense of melancholy and his tragic illusions. The oil painting “The Starry Night” is representative of this period in his life.
Other than the best of Van Gogh, here you’ll also find the best of Picasso. This incredible work, entitled “Les Demoiselles d'Avignon” is not only indicative of a great turning point in Picasso’s personal art career, it is a revolutionary breakthrough in contemporary Western art, which has led to the rise of cubism.
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Wall Street
From the glory of the World Trade Center we reached Wall Street. This is the indicator of the world’s stock and finance market. The richest and corporation owners of the world look upon this place as their mecca. They gather here harboring dreams of huge riches. No matter where you are, mention the word “Wall Street” and everyone will know what you are talking about. However, as you stand in the middle of the road and you look around you, you’ll see that on the surface it does not look as bustling as it seems. The streets are relatively calm, and once in a while you’ll see people walking in and out of the Trading Building. It does not have all the bustling activities in a city, nor the grandeur of New York. In comparison to the glorious trade center and the Empire State Building that is still standing, this street looks like a run down alleyway.
Not only does it not look great, the street is narrow and short. From Broadway to East River one counts only 7 blocks in terms of distance, and the width is only 11 m. However, here you will find people and forces who can move the world’s finances. From Morgan Stanley’s head honchos, the gasoline kings at Rockefeller, to management offices of banks, insurance, logistics and freight companies run by DuPont Consortium, they’re all concentrated here. The famous New York Stock Exchange can also be found here, and it is still the headquarters of several main stock exchanges, such as Nasdaq, American Stock Exchange, New York Futures Exchange, etc. “Wall Street” itself has already extended beyond this mere street and now refers to the entire nearby area. It also refers to the whole financial market or any financial organizations which have influence over the United States' overall economy.
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Of course, they are going to New York to see a Broadway opera! New York's Times Square, where the famous Broadway Avenue, lined by a large number of theaters, has become a symbol of American modern dance art and entertainment. Here, we must go to a theater to enjoy a genuine Broadway! The select multi-Broadway show, divided into different theaters. Although some classics are still staged year after year, like Phantom of the Opera cats and so on, will be released at different times of new works. When I was in New York, Disney's Broadway just released two big drama, The Lion King and Aladdin. Because before seen performances of The Lion King at Disneyland, but also those of other more local productions are afraid not read, so he chose Aladdin. Tickets can be purchased at the official website, the official website to buy more at ease because you need to select their opera, choose the time sessions, and also the seat of choice. Different seating price is not the same. Oh! Successful purchase, you will receive an order confirmation message, and orders PDF mailbox will have to confirm, to the time when you go to the theater, but also in electronic format and then comment entity in exchange for votes. Into the theater inside, it was shocked decoration to the theater! It is looking at luxury, ah! My seat, though not in the middle of the stage, from very close, exact HD effect, and the following stage symphony live music performances Awesomely! The short end of each performance, the audience was warmly applauded, especially black wizard actor brother, the focus of audience attention, performing fantastic!
Joe Cai
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