Friday, June 22, 2012

Taking a small bite out of The Big Apple

One of the most fabulous cities in the world, New York certainly lives up to its reputation. Vibrant, fast paced, cosmopolitan and not to mention beautiful.

We pounded concrete for hours, we stood atop skyscrapers, we chilled on the grass in Central Park, we ate street food, we saw world famous artwork, we rode in the open top bus, on the subway and around Manhattan on a boat - we packed in the touristy sights, and we just know that this is a city we'll have to come back to!

New York was the perfect city to end our amazing journey in. Although it was sad that our honeymoon had come to an end, we were looking forward to going back to South Africa - country of good weather, great food, cheap beer and awesome friends.

Now to start planning our next trip... :)

'Welcome to New York'! I was so excited to find the Brito installation at JFK after I'd just bought a pashmina from the Brito store in Miami. (still holding the Brito bag in this pic)

Picnic in Central Park with my dearest friend Jen :) The night before we'd visited a wine bar where we had fantastic mini designer burgers.

First sight of the Empire State building (our hotel was nearby), it really is an impressive building.

A little pizza place (called Vezzo) two doors down from our hotel that specialises in thin crust pizza - delish!

The artwork that survived the 9/11 attacks. This piece stood between the towers (I actually remember seeing it when we were in New York in 1998), and the impact of the debris from the falling towers is clear.

Wiets and 'The Bull' :)

Wiets on Wall Street, naturally.

The Freedom Towers are almost finished and are going to be beautiful!

Best street food - hot dogs with all the trimmings.

Mingling with the rich and famous at Madam's.

Times Square in all it's flickering glory. (It's law that all the shop fronts here must be covered in 25% branding/advertising.)

Stunning view of the Empire State building from 'Top of The Rock'. (If you visit only one skyscraper in Manhattan, this should be it!)

Central Park as seen from the Rockafellar center.

The 'Bodies' exhibition is both creepy and educational at the same time.

Open top bus tour - such fun!

How weird! We randomly met Fearika (Willemien's mom) on the circle line cruise around Manhattan... On Willemien's birthday nogals!

Lady liberty :)

Lunch on the High Line, a park and walkway that was constructed on an old rail track - stunning!

The City by night. View from the Empire State Building close to midnight.

A mini bottle of bubbly on the flight back to SA to celebrate our three year dating anniversary :)

Cheers to an AWSOME honeymoon, sunny SA and getting rid of 'the honeymoon beard' :)

Location:New York, New York

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