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Saturday, March 14, 2009

U.N. headquarters new york


miss iggy sends salutations from the united nations headquarters in new york! she felt at home here, true to her calling as self-proclaimed ambassador of good will and travel thrills! behind her is the famous UN secretariat building which has 39 stories and is over 500 feet tall.

un avenue

visitors can enter the UN at 1st avenue and 46th st. in midtown manhattan. the area occupied by the UN headquarters is considered "international territory" although physically on american soil. this land, which overlooks the east river, used to be a meat slaughterhouse location (as overheard from one of the tour guides) before it was converted into the UN headquarters in the 1950's by a team of international architects led by new yorker wallace harrison.


these are the flags of member states that line the general assembly building. currently, there are 192 member states in the united nations.

philatelists and postcard enthusiasts will also be pleased to know that the UN has its own post office with unique postage stamps. so while you're there, send a postcard back home!

for more information on visiting the UN headquarters in new york, click here.

miss iggy had a previous international experience in vienna, too--with princess ody!

here's to world peace!


I am Harriet said...

That's so great Miss Iggy!
I wish you could visit me sometime:)

MyKitty said...

Wow! What a tall and nice building by a famous worldwide architect! I wish I can be there as well!

Thanks for sharing! :D

Doll said...

Great images!

fortuitous faery said...

harriet: not sure when i can take miss iggy to the "land of lincoln!" but personally, i've been there several times already. :)

mykitty: thanks for visiting!

doll: thanks! you're such a doll! :)

deejay said...

thanks for sharing info about UN...more ambassador of goodwill.

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