Amazing Central Park Day Part 2

I'm not exactly a nature photographer, but we had a moment in Central Park where I just had the camera in my hand and spotted the cutest birds, squirrels and dogs getting on with their lives while I was having a rest.

Poser!

Poser!

The dog spotted the squirrel, haha

The dog spotted the squirrel, haha

I haven't spent a lot of time of the upper east side before so we walked through Central Park and out on the east side. From there we walked down towards midtown and were trying to find Hells Kitchen, but we found another restaurant really close by that was super nice and really cheap. I hope I remember the name of it so I can pass it on because it was amazing.

While walking down the street there was a street sale on books and magazines and the first thing I see is a 1993 issue of Playboy with Stephanie Seymour on it. Stephanie Seymour is one of my absolute favourite models and it was such an exciting find. Ken actually bought it for me immediately. It's in plastic and everything. I took it out of the plastic to read her interview and the magazine seems brand new in mint condition. I don't know if that means something to someone, like, do people collect Playboys like they collect comics? The interview is from the time when Stephanie was dating Axl Rose which is crazy, the pictures in that magazine is my favourite pictures of her ever taken and I had no idea Playboy actually took them.

I also stumbled across Empire Hotel which is really cool because that's the hotel Chuck owns in Gossip Girl. I may have squealed a little when I saw it. I knew it was a real hotel, but I did not expect to stumble across it in midtown. Sooo many time in Gossip Girl the camera zooms in on the Empire Hotel sign on top of the building when Chuck scenes are happening in the hotel.

Another Whole Amazing Day in Central Park Part 1

I've spent loads of days in Central Park at this point, but I haven't even scratched the surface of what's actually there. It's so huge! So much happens there as well and you stumble across the weirdest stuff and people. Do yourself a favour and spend some time there if you are in the city. Last year when I was there I came across a bunch of people rollerskating in a small closed of area. There was a DJ there blasting music all day and anyone could join. You could also watch from the barrier which is what I did and the people on the roller skates were dancing, wearing costumes, racing and so on. New York is really the place where you can live your crazy dream life and fantasies which is what I assume the roller skaters are doing. Anything is possible in that city and especially in Central Park

Today is also my dad's birthday! I just wanted to say happy, happy, happiest birthday to him! He is the most wonderful person <3

Chaos

When we were in New York Obama were in Manhattan as well for the UN meetings. We found out when we stumbled upon the many, many officers that you can see in the first picture. We asked them why there were so many and they told us that the president was in the Waldorf Hotel next door. Ken and I wanted to catch a glimpse of the president himself, of course, but after having waited for a while, we decided to move on. We had no idea when we was coming out we figured it might take hours.

Because of the UN meetings the streets were closed of and there was protests and huge greeting groups of people wanting to greet the representative from their country. It was chaos at times!

Speaking of Chaos, we went to Time Square. I don't remember the reason why, but I know we had one and ended up hanging out there for as long as we possibly could before feeling like we were going nuts with all the stuff going on there. It's always nice to walk by Time Square if I have time, I think!

Rainy New York

When walking around New York you tend to stumble across really great places. One of those places is Wall Street. On this rainy, gorgeous and romantic looking day in Manhattan I did just that.

The Charging Bull sculpture in Wall Street was put there by the artist as a gift to New York City. I believe the artist still owns it and it's been there on temporary permit since 1989. I think it's a funny story! I don't actually remember who told me, but I remember finding it fascinating. Considering it's meant to bring financial luck to rub it's testicles and I have walked by it many times I figured it was finally time to get some of that luck as well!

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Met a celeb in China Town

Met a celeb in China Town

Remembering 9/11

Freedom Tower and the memorial for 9/11 is something I've had yet to visit even though I've been around so many times. I already knew what it was like, but I still thought it was brutal to see the names of the victims on the memorial ground. There was also some names with a flower in them and one of the names had a packet of Reese's peanut butter cups which just made me assume that person loved it or there was a story behind it. It's really sweet and heartbreaking that they still bring their loved ones Reese's Peanut Butter Cups 13 years later. I'd recommend visiting if you can!

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Central Park Zoo

Our first day in Manhattan we decided to spend some time in Central Park. Going to Central Park Zoo just happened. We didn't plan for it, but we were just strolling down the street in Central Park and suddenly were at the restaurant and entrance to Central Park Zoo. Ken and I just looked at each other and asked if we'd just get tickets while we were there anyway and we both agreed that'd be pretty fun.

They had a seal show while they were getting fed and everything. Them seals are pretty smart I'm telling you. They were going all sorts of tricks.

I was spotted

I was spotted

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