Travel Post: US 2015 Trip Part 2: New York City

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by and waiting for this post. I can’t believe it’s mid-September! My school term begins October, but I wanted to start my preparation early and so spent the whole weekend clearing my desk (unfortunately, there’s only this much space I can create with the hoarding tendencies and everything). I’m also clearing out my floor, because I wanted space to exercise when I start the Kayla Itsines BBG workout. If you haven’t heard of it, you should take a look, seriously. And what better time to begin better habits than the beginning of school term? 
Anyway, back to my travel post. Here’s NYC, through my eyes. I’ve included some cool paintings from the Met and MOMA, so there’re quite a lot of photos! Enjoy! 
First view of Manhattan from the cab. 
Fruits. I forgot where I took this, but it’s near Houston Street. I love taken photos of fruits. They’re always so vibrant and colourful.  
NYC Subway. It’s hot and dirty. And when the train comes into the station, it’s very loud and… slightly scary. Another important thing to note, sometimes the trains don’t stop at certain stations. And weekends, they run on a completely different schedule! 
Van Gogh’s Starry Starry Night at Museum of Modern Art. It’s always a pleasant surprise to see a famous painting up close and personal.

Love this painting. It’s the colors. I can’t describe it, but this is very nice. 

MOMA

Times Square. And yes, construction, construction everywhere! 

Kinokuniya. It’s not like the ones we have in Singapore. So much smaller, and with a Japanese focus. I went to a couple different Barnes and Noble too. Bookstores are so small in NYC. 
View of Lower Manhattan from Empire State Building! You can see the Statue of Liberty from here. It’s very small though. It’s very windy up there. 
Oh, ShakeShack. I’m so spoiled for burgers now. We ate there every other day, and I tried three different types of burgers. I’m missing it as I type this. 
ShakeShack. Can you see the queue? I’m not a big fan of eating in the park (birds overhead makes me paranoid), but oh, the burgers, oh, the milkshakes, oh, the cheese fries..  
Fooling around in Michaels. Got some craft stuff, but mostly papers! 
Museum of Natural History. It is very different if you go in based on the movie: Night at the Musuem. Which I did. I watched the show with my sister in Washington. 
Museum Entrances. I adore the architecture of museums. It’s like they build a work of art to house art. Cool.  
Window in The Met. It is amazing! 
I love paintings with a little story behind. It gives it more life.
This is the painting I wanted to cross-stitch but now the kit is not available anymore! I’d have to buy the pattern and assemble all the threads and everything if I were to stitch it. What a pity. But it is a lovely painting. I love the cross-stitch paintings. 
View as the ferry is leaving Manhattan for Liberty Island. 
Statue of Liberty. 
Visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Took this photo as I was crossing the road. 
Ceiling of a Subway station near the 9/11 Memorial Museum. 
Central Park. It’s HUGE, and it feels incredibly wild, with plenty of little hills and paths, and many ‘picnic fields’. 
One thing good about NYC is that the shopping is great! My sister and I did a lot of shopping, plus we went to Dickblick Art Store, Purl Soho and such, so it feels great! We ate a lot, and thankfully, we walked a lot too! My luggage almost couldn’t make it through the weight limitation, and it was a chore moving them out of the house to get a cab. The luggage was almost my weight! 
Anyway, my sister and I parted ways in NYC. I headed for home, and she went off to Canada for her exchange. 
It’s certainly a fun trip, but gosh, I think I’m going with my boyfriend next time. 
Thanks for reading! 
Love, 
Jennifer

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