New York Short trip Part 9: Times Square and “PARAMOUR”

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I went on a business trip to the U.S. and took this opportunity to made a short-trip to New York. Although the trip was just one-and-a-half-day, I enjoyed New York very much. In this article, I will write about Times Square and Cirque du Soleil’s broadway musical “PARAMOUR” as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) The New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal
* Day 1 (2) Rockefeller Center, Musical “Les Misérables” 
* Day 1 (3) Times Square
* Day 2 (1) Brooklyn Bridge
* Day 2 (2) Dumbo (Brooklyn)
* Day 2 (3) World Trade Center (WTC)
* Day 2 (4) High Line
* Day 2 (5) Chelsea, Fifth Avenue
* Day 2 (6) Times Square, Musical “PARAMOUR” [This article]

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

This is the final article of a series of New York trip. Following the previous post, I moved to Times Square from the Fifth Avenue.

Times Square

Following the first day evening, I will watch a broadway musical on the second day evening. The show would start at 8 p.m. and the sun didn’t go down around that time. While I took photos of Times Square in the evening after watching the show on the first day (see the related link), I will take photos of Times Square before the sunset on the second day.

To begin with, Duffy Square.""

It rained until just before and was still raining a little bit.

However, it stopped raining and the sky was starting to clear up.New York Times Square1


Around tkts, a discount shop for broadway musical.New York Times Square tkts1

A flagship shop of M&M’s.New York Times Square M&M's

BARCLAYS, an international financial group based in London.""

New York Big Bus, one of the companies which run Hop-on and Hop-off bus in New York.""

Around tkts again.""

Many people were queuing for discount tickets.New York Times Square tkts2

Seeing from the bottom.""

I never get tired of watching advertisements at Times Square.""

New York Times Square2


Red stairs at the back of tkts.""

Two men who wore Statue of Liberty’s costumes.""

New York Times Square3



Hard Rock Cafe.""

There were office buildings just ahead of the 42 street.New York Times Square Ernst&Young

H&M.New York Times Square H&M


Cosplayers such as Super Mario.New York Times Square4

New York City Police Department (NYPD).New York Times Square NYPD

New York Times Square5

New York Times Square6

It already passed 7 p.m. and I was surprised to see it was still light out. Now that’s enough walking around Times Square and I moved to watch a broadway musical show.

Musical “PARAMOUR”

The broadway musical show I watched on the second day was “PARAMOUR” produced by Cirque du Soleil. Since I watched “Les Misérables”, which was one of the classic musical shows , on the first day (see the related link), I looked for a new musical show for the second day. Then, I found that there was a broadway musical show which Cirque du Soleil produced for the first time and decided to watch “PARAMOUR”.

The venue was the Lyric Theatre around 42 street.New York Times Square Lyric Theatre

In the theater.""

Although the show have got controversial reputation, I personally liked it. The show well integrated Cirque du Soleil’s acrobatic scenes with musical elements and I really enjoyed it.

For your information, here is a video by

This is a making video by Cirque du Soleil.

Return to Japan

Now the New York short trip was over and I retuned home on the early next morning.

First, I moved to Atlanta, which was the nearest airport to my business trip destination.Atlanta airport

Then, I flew to Narita from Atlanta.Narita airport


That’s it for the article about Times Square and Cirque du Soleil’s broadway musical “PARAMOUR” as part of Day 2. To sum up the trip since this was the final article of a series of New York trip, I realize I love New York 🙂 As you can see in my profile, I mainly travel around Japan, but I find it enjoyable to travel abroad as well. Ideally, I would like to travel overseas once or twice a year while I travel around Japan every two or three months.

Regarding my next trip, I have already arranged it. I am going to Singapore for 8 days and 7 nights in late this month (August). Actually, I used to live in Singapore for a year and a half to go to a graduate school there. There will be a reunion, so I decided to visit Singapore for the first time in three years. Besides, it will be the first time for me to visit Singapore since I started to take photos seriously, so I plan to just stay in Singapore for 8 days and 7 nights so that I can take as many photos as possible 🙂

Before going to Singapore, I may post next article about something in Tokyo, but I’m not sure. Since I would like to do maintenance for my past articles and layout etc., it may be one month later when I will post next article. Anyway, once I return from Singapore, I will write about it, so stay tuned.


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  1. はじめまして
    すばらしい です

    1. 宮脇 孝伸さん、コメントありがとうございます&お返事が遅くなり申し訳ありません(→ちょうど昨日まで上海に旅行中で、その間wordpressにアクセスできませんでした)。やはり何だかんだ言ってニューヨークは世界で一番魅力的な都市かなと思いました!

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