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!