LisbonJet's Logbook
by LisbonJet's Travels


31 March 2024

New York, March 2022: Saint Patrick's Day

Yet another layover in Newark but always going to Manhattan, where everything happens!

Meatpacking District

I usually keep an eye on Time Out New York to see if there's something new to visit. A Botero's Sculpture on public display at the Meatpacking District caught my attention.

My first encounter with Botero's work was when we used to fly to Bogotá, Colômbia where I visited the Museo Botero. Fernando Botero was a famous colombian artist and sculptor, recently deceased in 2023.
The High Line

 The High Line is always a favorite of mine... even if it was a cold and foggy day in New York.

Little Island

I decided to re-visit Little Island which is an artificial island park inaugurated the previous year. I already had been there a few days after it was opened and despite the United States were still closed for tourism (due to the pandemic), I remember lots of people visiting the new attraction that first time I visited it.

Hudson River

Now, let's really understand how foggy it was this day!

World Trade Center
Transportation Hub

And yes!... it was Saint Patrick's Day and I didn't know that this day is massively celebrated in New York. All pubs inviting to have a beer and green color everywhere. I learned that I missed an Aer Lingus parade down the streets with Flight Attendants in their uniforms.

Lower Mahattan

This was the first time I got notice of the strangest skyscraper in New York, that I already talked about recently in this blog. And also a photo of the Washington Square Park and its marble arch.


Next day the weather was much nicer but since I would return back to Lisbon, I decided to stay nearby my hotel.

21 March 2024

The socialist fraternal kiss on the Berlin Wall

Me and a couple of friends went to Berlin on a layover on the January 1, 2018. 

Short night walk as soon as we arrived...


Of course everything was closed on this day but we found a bar open for a couple of beers and celebrate the new year. A couple of photos only from that night: Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 building and a strange halo around the moon.

Next day we would visit a contemporary art museum in Moabit neighborhood.

Hamburger Bahnhof

The building of this museum used to be an old terminal station.

Berliner Dom

The Fernsehturm

Berliner Mauer

And this time I finally could see the famous kiss painted on the wall!

My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love

Brandenburger Tor

We ended our tour seeing the Brandenburg Gate...

... and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe:

So sad... and unfortunately in the light of the recent general election results in my country, humankind didn't learn anything good from the past...

Maceió - Praia de Pajuçara

In the late 80s and early 90s, Maceió was a favorite holidays destination to my parents. Today is one of the long haul routes flown by the smaller but efficient A321LR.

I've already been there last year on a layover and the skyline of the beach front sure looks different from today...

The characteristic shape of hotel Enseada is something you can't miss in Pajuçara Beach:

Little me having a fun time...

19 March 2024

The strangest skyscraper in Manhattan

Cold winter days in New York last February.... but amazing blue sky!

I tried a kind of an artistic shot with recently new 30 Hudson Yards skyscraper and its curious observation deck "The Edge".

30 Hudson Yards

But the skyscraper I really like to explore in photos is the Empire State Building.

Empire State Building

Next spot in my walk would be the Central Park, also a favorite for me.

Central Park

Bethesda Fountain

Belvedere Castle

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

On the second day of my layover I decided to go to Lower Manhattan.


The World Trade Center Transportation Hub and its original design also provides opportunity for great photos.

Jenga Building
& 33 Thomas Street

One of the widebody fleet destinations I will miss is Chicago. But in New York I can still see some sort of a "bean" at the base of 56 Leonard Street (Jenga Building).

Close to the Jenga Tower we can also see one of the strangest skyscrapers. The windowless 33 Thomas Street!

And to end this post, a view of beautiful 56 Leonard Street and One World Trade Center:

Will I ever get tired of New York City? No! Deal with it.