New York City – the land of dreams and opportunities… the city that truly never sleeps… you could describe it in so many ways! It is a place that can make any stranger feel at home. You can choose to get lost in the crowd or sit alone in a park contemplating about things… this city welcomes everyone with open arms!
The one thing that always fascinates me about this city is how you always get to see something interesting every single day you go there. I figured out that I have so many photos of New York, that I need to at least post a few of them on my blog. It is not just a glimpse of the city through the eyes of a tourist but also through the eyes of an occasional passerby. I will be posting the photos in a series of blog posts because I don’t want all the photos to get jumbled up in one single post.
The iconic Times Square is a must visit on your trip to New York. It is what defines New York! The liveliness of Times Square just gets into you. You can feel it in the air the moment you make your way towards it. There is something mesmerizing about it.
Maybe it’s because of the hundreds of huge billboards flashing, the bustling activity all around, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and roasted peanuts & chestnuts wafting through the air… I could go on! But most locals will try to avoid it while heading to work or during the rush hour because of the super ginormous crowd. Make your way up the famous red stairs and get ready to pose for your camera! And oh… who can forget the famous ball drop on New Year’s Eve for which people from all over the world come to witness it.
Rockefeller Center located in the heart of midtown Manhattan and just minutes away from Times Square, is an attraction not to be missed.
As winter approaches the area is turned into a skating rink while in the summer the Rock Center Cafe is spread out across that area. (I have been a witness to a couple of sweet, romantic proposals on this very ice skating rink… how adorable, right?!) Whatever season you come, it will surely create magical memories in your hearts.
I would highly recommend making your way to the ‘Top of the Rock!’ It’s a lovely experience and although people say you gotta go up the Empire State, many locals say skip it and go to the Top of the Rock because you get the view of the Empire State straight across from there.
One tip that I would like to share is that whenever you’re going to get a view from atop, try and check the sunset on the day you are visiting and book an hour before sunset. That way, you will get to see the city in daylight, catch a scenic sunset with all its glory, as well as view the city brightly lit up that looks like jewels on a crown.
Head over to the magnificent St. Patrick’s Cathedral which is right across the street from the Rockefeller Center.
Amazing and grandiose architecture awaits you as you make your way inside it.
Whether you stay in or around NYC, or whether you have already visited it, I hope I tickled your memory just a bit. And for those of you who have it in your bucket list, I hope you got intrigued even more! Like I said, I will be making more posts as time goes by so that I can give justice to all the beautiful places in the ‘Big Apple.’ Meanwhile, you can also check my post on Central Park which I wrote some time back.
Happy Blogging & Keep on Smiling!