WALKING ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
You will need to bear with me. This is going to be one long post. But you see, it is my family vacation. I looove my family sooo much. And I cannot help myself. I want to show you everything ( I mean not everything haha). We decided to walk across the bridge so we don’t miss anything. Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges of the United States and was opened for use on May 24,1883. Apparently the people of Brooklyn didn’t trust in the bridge so it is told that a circus had to have their elephant cross it first to prove it is strong enough. On the pedestrian walkway you can find lots of people: bicyclist, joggers and obviously tourist. Well, anybody who visits the most beautiful city in the world has to see this place in my opinion. We took some more photos from Dumbo, Brooklyn NYC and finished the afternoon with a nice walk at Manhattan Skyline. The view from Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge is not really bad, is it?
Tabitha & Joshua with Aunty Tine & Tito Ron at Manhattan Skyline.
NEW YORK’S GRAND CENTAL STATION
(Picture above: My sister & her hubby Ron)
The main hall is MAGNIFICENT. Large arched windows at either end allow light to stream onto the marble floors. Two stairways at opposite ends of the concourse lead to the mezzanine level where large chandeliers hang. The central information point with its famous four sided clock, has become everyone’s meeting point as they arrive or depart on the trains. Some of the beautiful old ticket booths are closed. A large American flag hangs high over the hall as it has since 9/11 and remains to this day. Millions of people have passed through these building’s halls on their way to catch a train, eat at one of the famous restaurants or just ogle at the amazing architecture.
My two sisters with my brother in -laws ( Ron & Kuya Ronald) & my Mom & Dad. (Of coarse I took the picture)
Oh excuse our sleepy faces. We got here at almost midnight. We were all tired. NYC, a city forever in flux, is impossible to “see” in one visit. You just have to resign yourself to that fact, unless you move here( and maybe not even then), you’ll only barely scratch the surface! Let’s talk about Times Square. No matter when you go to Time Square, it will be packed with people ( usually other tourist). There are pedestrian areas where you can sit and hang out. If you aren’t shopping or eating or seeing a show, there isn’t much to do in the area ( and no New Yorker hangs out there), but it’s still a fabulous place to people-watch for a few minutes from the top of the red steps of the TKTS kiosk.
It’s easy to forget that you’re in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park! New Yorkers needed a place to get a breath of fresh air, and Central Park, with its 843 acres of meadows, lawns, ponds, lakes and more, was the solution. I spent hours just wandering around when I was in New York last year and I had no idea how much I actually missed out on seeing. So I’ve suggested two different 2 hours walks so you can experience most of the park. If you want to find out what out what is happening in Central Park or book a tour ( walking, carriage, pedicab or bike) just check out this website, centralpark.com.
(iPhone 6s shot) – Me and my sisters & my daughter Tabitha with Wendy Nguyen (http://www.wendyslookbook.com/) at Central Park.
This photo was taken at Central Park. I just want to show you guys my sister’s wedding dress. STUNNING, isn’t it? Ok, let me tell you just a little about this dress. Each piece of lace and beads was carefully selected and then placed on the dress. This dress was designed to be all about texture, whimsy, organic. It was a series of fittings, tweaking, adjusting, and some more… until PERFECTION. The entire process was so Tine ( my sister). Absolutely fabulous!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend ahead!
It looks like you had such a fab time in New York babe! Beautiful photos with your family too! I can’t wait to go back, one of my favourite cities to visit!
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New York looks amazing.Such great pictures.I have to visit New York some day.
Oh Len, these photos are gorgeous! I loved to see your pics you have such a beautiful family.
Looks like you had a TON of fun! Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous pics. I cannot wait to take my New York City trip.
Love this post!
Len, you did an amazing job capturing these moments in photos! That first shot of Grand Central Terminal is perfection, I don’ t know how you got such a great shot! I took the train into this station everyday when going to college and it’s PACKED almost all the time. You have a beautiful family as well, sending you much love and blessings!
Hi Len! Beautiful portraits and beautiful family! You captured the moment perfectly! Have a blessed weekend! Love u much!
This looks like such a wonderful day with your family! I live in Toronto which is so close but i’ve yet to go to New York. Hopefully i’ll do it this year!
This post has felt so intimate and I am really happy I passed by today!
Thanks so much for the inspiration Len!
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You look like you had a great time in the city. These pictures are amazing especially the wedding dress. Nice post!
NYC is dreamy. I would love to visit. My dream is to ice-skate in Central Park during the winter.
Such beautiful family photos. Love the last one of your sister. The wedding dress is INCREDIBLE!
So gorgeous! I would LOVE to visit New York, but I live all the way over in Australia! Your sisters wedding dress is so gorgeous, it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Thanks Emily! I can’t leave any comments on your blog. I don’t know what’s the problem!
Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
amazing family holiday and pictures! NY is so wonderful, love being there!
What an incredible post! The pics are exquisite Len! Your family is so beautiful and dying over your sister’s dress. How cool that you got to take a pic with Wendy. I met her once and she was so friendly. My favorite pic (besides the dress ones) is the view of the city from Central Park. Thanks for sharing your trip!
Len, what a gorgeous post! I live here, and I have never seen Grand Central in such a splendid way. You have such a good eye. You family is just beautiful, and I love all of the outfits on everyone. I was curious to see roses, i know has been warm, but what a treat. Love your paprika cardi, and this fabulous tour.
Excellent, as usual , Len!
NYC is just the best!! I love all these photos. So fun.
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These pictures are awesome! What camera do you use?
Thanks for walking us through your amazing trip hon. OMLOOOOOORD, your sisster’s dress is epic, I can see style runs in the family. And how cute do your kids look, I bet they were so excited to go on this vacations, I went to NYC once and it still remains one of the best trips of my life. Xx
These photos are beautiful! Looks like you had the best time and your sister’s dress was STUNNING!!
Perfect trip !!!
Love these NYC photos Len! Glad you got quality time with the family, and so obsessed with that pumpkin cardigan in Central Park! Gorgeous shots!
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Such beautiful, timeless photos Len! And your kids are just darling!! 🙂
So happy to read this post, I love NYC and I can’t wait to see it. You have a nice happy family Len and your sis’ wedding dress is absolutely beautiful. Great to see Wendy here too, are you friends with her?
What a beautiful family, Len, you all look so wonderful and happy. Thanks for sharing with me these lovely photos of New York, I’d like visit it soon with my kids 🙂
Have a nice day!
I envy you so much Len, NYC is one of my favorite cities and i would do anything to go back there. I hope you had a lot of fun!
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I always wanted to go in NY ! Your photos are sooo stunning !
You have the perfect lovely family !
The wedding pictures are so stunning ! I can believe how dreamy they’re !
Stunning photos of your family and New York City! Wow, the photography is amazing
Amazing photos Len! You’re photos are such an inspiration!