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!