I haven’t had time to blog about my New York trip which I went in January. So I’m just gonna do one post on it. Anyways I spent most of this trip indoors drinking and dining with wonderful company instead of braving the cold winter weather.
Grand Central Terminal is the largest train station in the world by the no. of platforms. I have been to NY several times in the last 5 years especially and have taken trains from Grand Central to New Haven once to visit a good friend. But I was in a mad rush that time and didn’t really take a good look at this place and was inspired to take a 2nd take on the place when it struck me how beautiful the architecture was when I watched Gossip Girl.
I spent most of this trip shopping rather than taking photos cause it was cold and I love shopping in NY! I did however made sure I went down to the Rockefeller Center to catch the fabulous lighted Christmas Tree before they take down the lights on 9th January. Every time I come to this place it gives me almost exactly the same feeling and the zap of excitement in the air there is undeniably festive. This would be my 5th time taking pictures with the angels and the lighted Christmas tree. I missed the 2003 Christmas light-up in New York by 2 weeks!
I would have loved to have gone ice-skating in the ring… but since they only allow 150 pax in the ring each session the queue is unbelievable and I wasn’t gonna wait!
The next place I wanna share with you is my favorite place in New York. Central Park of course.
The winter environment of central park is more calming and insightful then the summer version of central park. The ponds have all frozen over and there are no huge flocks of birds… though squirrels are still running here and there.
A walk in the park never fails to refresh me. Most of the crowds are at the ice-skating rings in the park. New York Central Park is one of the few cities in the world that still allows carriage rides. I’ve ridden in one of those before and it was an exhilarating experience especially since I was much younger and more impressionable then. But I’ve not taken another ride since. Partly cause I’m not willing to pay those touristy prices and partly because I feel a little sorry for the poor horses that may not always be treated to the correct standards of care.
It was too cold to spend all day in the park and I needed refueling so that my body could generate more heat for me! Applebee’s here I come! Cheese Bacon Potato soup with a huge dish of baby ribs with chicken tenders about sums up my idea of comfort food in winter temperatures. Oh… and I had my hot chocolate too!
After a hearty meal, I went down to Times Square and spent the remaining day shopping again!!! Yes a little predictable and very boring for bystanders but what would you do in NY if you’ve already been there a few times and seen all the sights? Maybe if the weather wasn’t too cold I’ll consider venturing out to Long Island.
Here’s signing off with a video on my NY trip.