New York, New York! Visiting the City that Never Sleeps

Central Park, NY, NY Laduree Macarons! Tons of People in Central Park, NY, NY Central Park, NY, NY

Today we are briefly going to travel to the opposite coast from San Francisco. 

When I went back East to visit family in late October, I decided that a visit to New York City was in order. The last time I had visited NYC was, I think, in 2005 or 2006. And, for the most part, my trips back then were to play street volleyball (more on that in another post, I promise!), so I never got to really explore much outside of Chinatown. Plus, my old college roommate recently graduated from Columbia Business School and promised me a trip to the RuPaul’s Drag Race Night of the Living Drag (fantastic show, by the way) and a cozy spot on her couch.

Vamoose Bus ticket? Booked!

So my original idea was this: I wanted to wander New York like I wander San Francisco. Camera and large tote (for random finds in cute shops and bakeries) in hand, I would wander New York and snap shot after shot of its unique citizens and neighborhoods.

Alas, I made the mistake of thinking that 24 hours in New York were sufficient. San Francisco may only be 7 x 7 miles in size, but New York is many, many times bigger than that.  And there were people galore! I have not seen so many people concentrated in one place since I went to Taiwan earlier this year. 

I ended up spending a good part of my time meeting and catching up with old friends, which was awesome. But when it came to capturing New York, I was only able to capture a few shots of Central Park and one of Ladurée (I made sure that the famed Parisian macaron shop would be on my list of must-visits). Could be worse, I suppose. The weather was gorgeous, and I had a great time.

Next time, though, I need at least a week in New York!

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