new york, new york

You might have noticed that I was MIA on the blog for a bit… some­times I’m MIA for no good rea­son, but this time, I was actu­al­ly in NYC! :D 20% of the trip was for work, but we sure did cram in as much sight­see­ing as pos­si­ble in the remain­ing 80% of our time there, since we’ve nev­er been!

Most­ly just mes­mer­ized and mild­ly intim­i­dat­ed by the street scenes. Also, fire escapes are such beau­ti­ful struc­tures! Espe­cial­ly the shad­ows they cast on the build­ing dur­ing cer­tain times of day. 

At the cor­ner of Lit­tle Italy and Chi­na­town :O

Made a bee­line to Purl Soho as soon as we had free time *heart eyes x 1000* It is such a nice shop! I got too over­whelmed by all the yarn choic­es and could­n’t decide on what to get. But I did get the gor­geous anniver­sary edi­tion of Pom Pom Quar­ter­ly, which I’ve been eye­ing for­ev­er but had­n’t been able to bring myself to get it because of the hefty ship­ping fees! Can’t wait to start work­ing on some of the pat­terns :D

My sec­ond favourite part of NYC is def­i­nite­ly Cen­tral Park. A close sec­ond. Or even equal­ly favourite. Such a mag­i­cal place. And we only cov­ered maybe a 10th of it!

Isn’t this like the scene in Spir­it­ed Away? :D Almost expect­ing to come out to a world full of strange things on the oth­er side…

Instead we found Alice and her toad­stools :D

This brings peo­ple together :)

Saw that the Muse­um of Nat­ur­al His­to­ry has a jel­ly dome, made a bee­line there as well! It was well worth the wait­ing in line. Wish I took a pic­ture of the out­side of the dome, it looked like an inflat­ed grey cozy igloo. And inside they played beau­ti­ful footage of all kinds of jel­ly­fish on the dome! It was like they were swim­ming all round you, with relax­ing music, quite mag­i­cal! I think it’s a great alter­na­tive to exhibit­ing live jel­ly­fish in a tank, and makes a bril­liant art instal­la­tion, and I think the won­der on all the vis­i­tors’ faces is just as mov­ing as the jel­ly­fish footage itself. 

And of course we vis­it­ed The Met! It is breath­tak­ing­ly grand.

I’m most mes­mer­ized by the light­ing of this room, orig­i­nal­ly from Venice, I believe.

We had one last morn­ing to spend in New York before head­ing home, and we made it to Brook­lyn! :D

It was so nice to be able to step into the Hud­son River.

Sou­venirs from our trip include 3 per­fect­ly round­ed stones from the riv­er (along with Cocokrispies squares — because we don’t have Cocokrispies in Cana­da any­more), now sit­ting with my glass bird :)

I also took some pic­tures with Diana, hop­ing that they will turn out! Will have to show them to you when I get the film devel­oped — stay tuned!

There were so many places we want­ed to vis­it­ed but just did­n’t have the time! Must return one day. Have you been to NYC, or do you live there? What’s your favourite place?

Have a good rest of the week, everyone!