Welcome back friends! Hope your Thursday is going well. Another week has nearly come and gone, another month too. Before we know it, it will be summer then winter again. Anyhow, I’m back to close out this week with another quick post. I promise these short accounts are coming to an end. Today is a recap of my quick visit to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, often referred to as the MoMA.
I only had a few minutes, less than an hour, to visit. So much like my first visit to the MoMA in 2013, I just popped in to see a few of my favorite paintings. This visit wasn’t quite as busy as my first, so I was able to sit and really enjoy them. I concentrated on Monet’s Water Lilies, Van Gogh’s Starry Night (we really are lucky to have that painting here in the U.S.!), Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (you may recognize this one from the movie Titanic), and works from Andy Warhol. Even though these were the same paintings I fixated on during my first visit to the MoMA, they didn’t disappoint the second go round.
Being able to sit down, and really enjoy the paintings was quite the treat! Perhaps on my next visit, I will spend more time exploring and learning about other works as well. Like I said this was a very quick visit, so I don’t have much to share other than that it’s a beautiful place, even the building design itself, and checking out the incredible art is a must.
I hope you enjoyed my quick visit to the MoMA. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and a Happy Easter!
Hey y'all! I hope Monday was good to you. If not, I wish you a better week ahead. Today, I'm back for Tip Tuesday, only today is more of a "what I would do" bit of info. I thought it would be fun to share some itinerary options for New York City with y'all. So I'm sharing what I would do or recommend to a first timer with 48 hours to explore in New York.
This simple itinerary is placed in location order to give you more bang for your time, and keep you from being overwhelmed. With this itinerary, you'll hit all the high points that are must for first time visitors. Who am I kidding!? I still love to visit these spots. So let's get to it! Here is a sample itinerary for what you can do with 48 hours in New York City.
Arrive early at Newark International Airport
Commute to Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel
Check into hotel located in Times Square
Rockefeller Center + Top of the Rock
Statue of Liberty
Empire State Building
Evening Broadway Show
Visit the Good Morning America Set/Outdoor Set
Head to the Airport
What do you think? Does that hit all of your must sees for New York City? You'll want to watch your time to fit it all in, and take advantage of the Subway to get here and there quickly. With that, this itinerary is completely doable!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll see you back later this week!
Hey y’all! Hope you had a great weekend. Can you believe we already into the last week of March! That means we are already a fourth of the way done with the year! HOW!? Time just flies by. Anyway, I’m back this week to share more about New York City.
Today is another quick post about our stop at The New York Public Library. We popped by on a Sunday morning, so the library wasn’t quite open yet. So, rather than explore inside, we just took some time to browse around the building and grounds. The marble and stonework is absolutely exquisite! Built in the early 1900s, the library’s building has many period design elements—stunning lion statues guarding the entrance, beautiful iron fountains, incredible marble work, and so much more. I can only imagine what the inside of the building looks like, perhaps on another visit I’ll have the opportunity to take a peek inside.
While I took my time taking in the entrance way, stonework, and all of the beautiful details, my travel companions were able to take a break and people watch in the courtyard. I imagine loads of people sitting at those bistro style tables reading musty smelling library books, enjoying a cup of delicious coffee, and watching the passersby on Fifth Avenue—such a dream!
Like I said, today is a quick post. So I hope you enjoyed my little account of the New York Public Library and the photos of the stunning architecture and design.
Thank you so much for stopping in. I hope you have a great rest of your Monday!
Happy Thursday friends! I hope your week is going well. Per usual these days, it has been crazy around here. But that's not what we are here for. Today, I'm continuing sharing our trip to New York City. While there, we popped into Grand Central Station for a quick visit, mostly to see the main areas ceiling installation.
Grand Central was built in the late 1800s so it is full to the brim with rich history, and one could spend hours just exploring it! There are numerous platforms & tracks, a dining concourse, shopping, including a holiday market, and more. For our visit, we just took a quick look at the main concourse, with a quick peep out to some of the train platforms.
There is so much beauty to take in just in the main concourse. I enjoyed the beautiful celestial ceiling, golden clock, mail box, ticket drops, and box office, and the incredible stonework. The intricacies of buildings designed and built so long ago always astonish me!
There is truly so much to see and learn about Grand Central Terminal, aka Grand Central Station, and this is just a quick peek inside. I'm already planning a full tour and perhaps a train ride from Grand Central to Connecticut on my next visit to New York City! Should be a beautiful ride!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend!
Hey y'all! Hope you enjoyed yesterday's post all about Broadway. Broadway theatre is such a gem, and a true must when visiting New York. Another must? Central Park, what today's post is all about.
Though we didn't spend more than a couple of hours in the park, the visits are definitely to be treasured. We stepped foot into Central Park on two occasions during our trip, once for an evening carriage ride and second for an early morning stroll through Central Park South.
So, our first night in New York, we ventured to the park to enjoy a carriage ride through the park. I don't have a lot of photos from the ride, as it was dark, but it was beautiful! We ventured around to see many of the beautiful bridges, Cherry Hill Fountain, and so much more. We enjoyed bundling up together to enjoy such a beautiful park of the city.
Our second visit inside Central Park was on our last full day. We ventured from our hotel in Times Square around 7 or 8 am to Central Park to enjoy a morning walk through the chilly park. We began midways along 59th Street through Central Park South.
We enjoyed seeing ducks frolicking in a thin dusting of ice in The Pond with Gapstow Bridge in the background, masters playing Frisbee and fetch with their frisky dogs, and a surprise proposal alongside The Pond! I tried my best to take in every leaf, every rock, every notable nook and cranny. One spot in particular will stay with me always. The bench, shown below, with a remarkable quote, "...This is a place to dream things that never were—and ask why not..." It felt like that bench spoke to me, and epitomized my life of traveling, which has forever changed my life, my mind, and my heart. With travel, I truly do think, "why not"!
Enough mushy-gushy. :) We truly enjoyed our time in Central Park, and for a future trip, I definitely intend to explore more of this stunning spot in the middle of a concrete jungle. Thank you so much for listening in today. I hope you have a great rest of the week!