09/03/2014

NEW YORK

So i'm sat here in the middle of the day, jet lagged and slightly dazed, Got home safely and ready to look through all of my photos of my week in new york! I filled up four memory cards so I have so much to write about :D  We landed in the evening and checked out our gorgeous Hotel the Hudson, the decor was just beautiful with ivy streaming off exposed beams, dark wood floors and just an amazing relaxed vibe, exactly what we needed after a 8.5 hour flight. I didn't want to bore everyone with millions of photos so i've only added a few of my favourites.
We could hardly sleep we were so excited to be in New York so we decided to go to the Empire State Building at night, (top photo) it's open til 2am so we knew we had plenty of time! It was really quiet and I was so surprised at how fast you get to the top.
The views are absolutely breathtaking, from every angle you can see beautiful lights bouncing off reflective buildings, sky scrapers dotted with thousands of little flickering lights, you can see planes, stars, the river, it's really hard to actually describe how gorgeous it is. We walked back through Times Square which is a crazy place, it is never dark there, enormous advertisements compete for your attention, flashing slogans, pictures and deals, there is always something going on and something interesting to see. There are so many great little novelties that a non native can appreciate, I loved the smoke coming from the subway and hailing yellow cabs (we had such beginners luck for the first few days) It's all exactly like the movies and so much more.


The next day we really wondered around, I wanted to go to Chelsea market to see all of the vintage clothes and stalls, it's a great market, if you're from Birmingham then it feels similar to the custard factory, but a tad more expensive. The fairy light walkway was really beautiful and really acted as the focal point for the market for me, if you're in the area then you need to check it out, there are lots of hidden gems in there, great food and surprisingly chatty stall holders. The second photo is from the high rise, everything is in the process of rejuvenating so it's a little bare, despite that the views are great and it's a really nice view of the city walking your own pace and out of the way of roads and hoards of people. I dragged my poor boyfriend along to perry street where sex and the city was filmed, carries apartment is actually a large house, it's a beautiful place where the architecture is different and you can tell it's an expensive part of town. It's really close to the tube station and we had breakfast across the street at a lovely cafe. Everyone seemed a lot friendlier this side of town, I also heard there are a lot of good music venues which i'd love to check out next time I go. Later we caught the Boat out to Liberty Island, it's a fast trip which offers breathtaking views of the skyline, I'm so glad we got to see the city from this angle, it's really odd to think we were walking amongst all of the enormous buildings that make us feel so tiny.  I will say you need to wrap up extra warm for this time of year, our cab driver told us "No liquor in New York city will keep you warm in this weather"

Over the next few days we saw the stunning Grand Central Station, NY Public Library, Ground Zero, Watched Lion King on Broadway (it's amaaaaaaaaazing) and so much more, Overall it was an incredible time, I really hope I get to go back again sometime soon, I'd love to experience NY in the summer, so many people told me it's like a different city,
Thanks for reading, All photo's are take by me, (if they're of me then they're taken by my lovely boyfriend) 


20 comments:

  1. You are a really talented photographer, I would love to see more photographs!

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  2. Oh my gosh! these are incredible photos, it looks like you had the time of your life <3 xxx

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    1. Thankyou so much! it really was incredible

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  3. love your photos!

    New York is one of the places I hopefully visit soon :)

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    1. thankyou, yes you must it's stunning x

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  4. I love your blog
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  5. Wow! hope you had a fab time in New York! such wonderful photographs :D


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  6. OHH the nostalgia! I just got back from New York - in fact, I got married there! It is so beautiful this time of year. Lovely lovely photos!

    Kirsten Learns

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    1. You got married there? That's incredible! hope it was amazing,
      It was so very cold but very beautiful. x

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  7. Wow! It looks and sounds like a wonderful place! <3 I really like your pictures! :)


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  9. These are some really great photos of the city, especially the one of Grand Central Station, wow! :)

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    1. Thankyou, it really is a beautiful place <3 xx

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  10. Love your photographs! I went to New York last summer and it was an amazing experience and city! Hope you're having a great week!

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    1. Thankyou so much! aw I wish I could go again in the summer, it seems so nice

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