Here on the American east coast it has been a snowy winter weekend.
KIND of perfect, if you ask me.
There is something so wonderful--and magical--with snow before Christmas. It just adds to the Christmas decorations and the ambience as a whole .
When we got to New York on Friday morning it was cloudy, cold and damp. But, beautiful and great, as always. This is Madison Square Park.
One of my faves in NYC, the Flatiron building.
A day care center is out for a walk in Washington Square Park.
Christmas trees for sale in almost every corner. Needless to say, I love it!
So, Peter and I have been to New York City.
It was a great trip, as always.
We took the train, as we usually do when traveling to NYC. I love the train, and the relaxation it gives you. It is kind of a stress free way to travel. IF all goes as scheduled, I might add. And this time, it did.
The high rise on the left is an apartment building. The high rise with the spire is the highest building in the US, Freedom Tower.
We took a long walk down to World Trade Center on Friday. THIS is the Freedom Tower. The highest building in the US. You can line up, and take the elevator all the way to the top. We did not. Maybe we will one day. It looks like it goes straight up in the sky, never ending ...
THIS is an interesting building down by the WTC, The Oculus. It looks like a soaring bird. It serves as the transit center for the subway and commuter trains.
One Freedom Plaza.
The hubster in front of the Oculus.
Yes, we got lucky. Winter’s first big snow fall hit while we were in NYC.
It snowed like crazy over Washington DC as well. And, it snowed like nuts in NYC.
I. LOVED. IT!!!
Peter and I took a cab up to Columbia University Saturday morning as the snow begun to fall.
We’ve been wanting to see this university for quite some time now, I am glad we got to do it. It is an Ivy League school. Also, it has a beautiful campus, a true campus feel for being an inner city university.
Columbia University in Morningside on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The snow had been falling for about an hour or so.
This pictures of Harlem. IF you could even see it in the snow ... I think we will have to return to Columbia and Morningside. YOU do have a beautiful view of the city since you're up on a hill.
After the visit to Columbia we decided to walk from Morningside/Harlem thru the entire Central Park.
This is also something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time.
We had no idea that it would be SUCH a snowy walk when we did get this long desired stroll in.
A walk in a winter wonderland!!
Peter's walking and walking ...
Upper Central Park.
The snow kept on falling and falling ...
Jackie O's Reservoir in Central Park.
The joggers were out and about regardless of the snow.
The snow in NYC started around 8 in the morning on Saturday, and it ended at midnight.
All day long it was snowing like crazy.
Even though the visibility got bad (you could not see any of the famous sky skrapers surrounding Central Park) it was just so TOP of the line for me. I loved every moment. I am so thankful that we happened to be in NYC during the very first snowfall of the season.
I love Central Park.
You can always take a horse and buggy ride while in the city. OR, you can get your sightseeing in from the comfort of sheltered bike.
No, you could hardly see the skyscrapers. At all.
A wedding party about to get photographed in the snow in the park.
Classic New York.
Peter and I have been walking like crazy these days.
Because, yes, that is what one does when in NYC.
No shopping at all really.
Because, yes, one can do that here in Washington DC just as well.
So, it’s been a weekend of walking, drinking tea and coffee, buying hot dogs from street vendors, evenings in bars and then dinners.
Also, one is totally exhausted after a long day walking. My feet are beat up now, but that is OK, too.
Rockefeller Center and its famous Christmas tree.
Saint Patricks Cathedral
Well, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
On Saturday you could see santas ALL over the city. Everywhere. Mostly young dudes, rowdy dudes. The occasion was the annual SantaCon. That is a bar crawl that lasts ALL day long. Some bars ban the SantaCon, and I totally understand them. However, it was a fun sight.
Empire State Building in the snow.