|Christopher Clombus statue @ Columbus Circle|
|One of the stunning bridges in Central Park|
And can I say it was freezing… red cheeks and all it was so cold. But I decided I would walk across central park to the Met which was just a few block walk so I thought maybe 20-30 mins later… yep nope !
|I mean seriously how beautiful is this !|
|One of the playing fields... amazing view|
I officially banned myself from walking acrossthe park when I am on a schedule.
|Fall Colours - I have mentioned I am in Love|
With the taking of the photos and my first real exploration of the park I took longer than I thought it.
|About the Mall - Literary Walk ...|
I discovered the “Mall” which is literally used in almost every movie in NYC. It was divine absolutely divine.
|What is not showing up here is the leaves fluttering down! stunning|
|take me back please!|
|Yes it was cold!|
It looked like they were shooting a episode of something and there were street performer reciting poetry at the beginning … I think I died and went to New York heaven.
|from the top of the Bathsheba Fountain|
I sat and watched the leaves fall around me … this is how autumn should be…
|Central Park Restaurant - and where Carrie fell into the lake|
I think made it down to the Bathsheba fountain …which is a fantastic meeting place and right on the lake.
|Central Park Lake|
I took a moment to take it all in and just enjoy. There was a wedding… a girl singing Danny boy, photography students, somuch activity…
|The Main Entry hall in the MET|
It is the lake that Carrie fell into when she went to meet Big... Giggle… I strolled past the beautiful Central Park Restaurant.
|Fall sunshine !|
|Roman Column in the Main Hall|
I finally found the path way to the Met … I think I got there around 2pm or 3pm.
|On top of the Rooftop Garden|
I had to be at Bloomies by 5pm though so it was going to be a quick walk through.
|the Bamboo sculpture|
|How it was constructed|
I just enjoyed and explored and did the absolute must see… the rooftop garden and a weird bamboo sculpture.
|NYC from the Rooftop Garden|
|looking across to the Upper West side|
It has the most amazing view of the park and the surrounding buildings. It was a beautiful afternoon and it was stunning! So make the time and it worth the entry ticket expense!
|some cool sculptures|
Although don’t offer to take photos unless you know how to use a dslr! I can self-portrait with the best of them! The Texan lady lovely was lovely just not great at using a dslr!
|Vincent Van Gogh|
I found my way to the Monet, Rockwell’s and more in the portrait gallery … note to self! Look at the map! I could have seen more.
|Monet - Sunflowers|
I finally make my way out of there a little late so power walked in the freezing cold to bloomies. I was going to late but it was so cold and pretty!
|Town Meeting - Norman Rockwell|
I loved it and besides I figured by the time I got a cab that I would be there but I forget that I was up at 80’s and had to walk about 20 blocks.
Past some of the most expensive retail real estate I have seen. Can you say Vera Wang concept store?
|Upper East Side|
Past the Whitney museum, past the street hedge art – it is a beautiful part of the city.
|Kind of says it all|
You can see why the Upper East Side is so revered. They have put a amazing amount of work into the area because the area is pristine and well preserved.
|the famous Carlyle|
Finally made it to bloomingdales and got taken to the make over and massage area. So massage was done first and then a lovely little gay boy did my make-up.
Apart from Danielle no one has ever done my make up so well. I was so surprised how well it turned out… I don’t wear a lot of eyeliner because it always make my eyes look smaller but he did an amazing job.
This is dedication for you… it takes him an average 1 ½ - 2 hours to commute in every day from Queens!
But only a 1 hour on the way home… which is probably a good thing. I gave him a great tip for doing such a good job.
|Rooftop view down Broadway|
Headed home to quickly shower and change before heading out to dinner with my Laundromat friends.
|Rooftop view down Broadway|
I headed on up and experienced a New York Friday night which was filled with laughs, misadventures and Korean BBQ and weird youtube clips.
|All made up ...|
So thank you guys it was a fun night full of new experiences andawesome views from the rooftop! And still haven’t lived down the vodka and the 6 hour power shots! I am going to regret it tomorrow!