New York City Part 2

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
 Susan Sontag

In part 1, I showed you a few images of my first day in the big apple.  However, I didn’t mention my marathon walk which started on 34th street and ended in Battery Park! To have an idea of the distance, check out this map. Yes I know, it’s nuts but was it worth it? Oh absolutely!

All neighborhoods in Manhattan are totally different from one to the other. The scenery changes before your eyes! I wandered in Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Soho, Tribeca, Chinatown and the Financial District, basically half of the island!

Honestly, the only way to really discover a city is by walking, not by taking a tour bus or riding the subway from point A to point B. Well, if you live there perhaps but not for us adventurers, we’ve itchy feet.

On the second day, I met one of the nicest persons I have been talking to on Twitter, an incredible writer and inspiration, Charu A.K.A @butterflydiary. She runs an awesome travel site Butterflydiary and has got such a dynamic personality, you go girl!  We got to know each other a little better (met baby Erika in mommy’s tummy) and exchanged so many great ideas over Japanese food. Needless to say, I left feeling re-energized 😉

Quite frankly I needed that because I was going on another historic walk all over Upper East Side, Central Park and Midtown.  I was on a roll but hey, I had to make the most of my time and as New Yorkers say: You got to do things in a New York minute!

Here is the highlight of day 2 in images.

Cabs on 5th Avenue, Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Free outdoor concert

Underpass in Central Park

View of Conservatory Water & buildings on 5th Avenue

Loeb Central Park Boat House

Bethesda Fountain

Bethesda Underpass

Wedding photo shoot at Bethesda Underpass

View of the city from Central Park

View of Manhattan from Central Park South

Cherubims in Central Park

I love New York indeed! I discovered quite a few treasures this time and invite you to do the same 🙂