Sunday, December 18, 2011

NY loves.....

.... you not! we saw that once on a t-shirt and found that very funny. probably its true, also. but which tourist would buy that instead of the I love NY?
we went to new york yesterday! just for one day.... i was so curious about the christmas decorations there and... since its still not snowing it was a good opportunity to take the fung wah bus... (i wouldnt do that when its snowing). pfff, up we got at 4.30, just missed the first orange line train (like last time), but arrived at the bus terminal in time. hardly had to wait there, got in the bus, and off we went at 6.15, ofcourse again without a word from the driver. before we knew we stood in chinatown, NY, just before 10.... you can do quite a lot in one day, especially if you dont feel the urge to visit all the touristy places. but thats ofcourse exactly what we did, since i was so curious about christmas at 5th avenue. my goodness, it was soooo awfully crowded there!! (luckily we also went to harlem, but about that in another post). above is at columbus circle. i had seen those stars at several NY blogs already, but really wanted to see them for myself. they change color every so often, from a beautiful purple to red, blue, green, yellow... ofcourse i liked the purple best and ofcourse for whatever reason i dont have a picture of that. arrghhh... but it was so crowded also there and everyone wanted to take pics and the best spot to take pictures (in the middle), was blocked by some fancy lounge-area that you could only enter with a certain type of creditcard. why?!! it was such a disappointment... just a few months ago you could just freely walk around there and sit on some couches, and now it had become some exclusive area around which the poor tourists could walk and take their less-than-perfect pictures.. :)
then we went to have dinner at the same restaurant in chinatown as last time, and at 7 we got in the bus and by 11 we were back in boston. perfect! needless to say, more pictures to follow....

7 comments:

Wayne said...

Yikes! that's a long day. You guys have a lot more stamina than I do. :-)

biebkriebels said...

Wow, what a great idea! A day can be long enough indeed, when you take the oppertunity to get up early....That's what I don't do anymore... Looking forward to your photo's.

Steffe said...

So I guess that place is your favorite restaurant in New York then.

Kay said...

You may not have gotten to the spot you wanted, but you still got a good shot of those stars. Very striking!

Glad the eggnog latte was okay. I sometimes wonder if Starbucks adds extra flavoring to theirs. . .

Nellies said...

was at Columbus Circle the other day, didn't see the stars at all. note to self: have to look up more often!
and even though it is not your favorite purple, I do like this photo!

Nellies said...

Don't mean to rub it in, but maybe this was what you were aiming for (or something like that): http://myupperwest.com/upper-west-side/uws-photo-of-the-day-holiday-under-the-stars-at-the-time-warner-center/

CaT said...

wow, funny that you didnt notice! i really like them...
and yes, something more like that. although i think we were there too early to see that lightshow...