Tuesday, October 21, 2008

an NYC autumn..

My sister, Andrew, and I on the rainy streets of New York City's Upper West Side! :)
One year ago, I was strolling through the busy city streets of Manhattan, one of my all time favorite places in the world. It was such a wonderful treat to experience the city in autumn, the crisp air mingling with raindrops to make a gorgeous cloudy landscape to escape into. And escaping we were... well, to be exact, we were escaping the awful smoke of the southern California wildfires that ripped through San Diego last October. So the New York air seemed pure and clean, cold and refreshing, compared to the hot, smoky mess that we were leaving behind.


We had planned to go to Manhattan last year for my mom's 50th birthday, and more specifically, to see the Broadway rendition of "Grease" after watching the reality TV show where the Danny and Sandy characters were chosen by viewers. We loved that show, and my dad suggested a trip to New York, coinciding with my mom's birthday, to see it! It was amazing. Even Andrew, at the time only 3 years old, loved the show, and to this day can recall the enitre thing, songs and all! I admit it was a tiny bit difficult to deal with a 3 year old the entire time of our trip, but he still loves to chat about "going to Manhattan" and the "dino museum"! He is definitely my child... a New York lover already!!! ;)
So I thought that I would share a few gorgeous New York-in-autumn photos with you all... it is truly one of the most magical places to be, especially in the fall. :)
Amazing Central Park with a view of the city's magnificent buildings in the background..
I love bridges, and love the fact that Central Park is littered with them!!
A most perfect "pumpkin-y" porch.. on a gorgeous browstone in the city!!

I would go to New York in a heartbeat, at any given moment, and wish that I was able to live there. At this point in my life, it really isn't a feasable option, but I will keep on dreaming about it!!! :) xo!

16 comments:

Jamie said...

Beautiful pix...makes me want to go there!! Thanks for sharing!

Shawnee said...

Amazing pictures!!

So glad you've joined the Holiday Hostess Flirty Apron Swap!

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a lovely post! It makes me want to go, too! I was supposed to take the train with my parents when we went to see them in D.C., but my parents moved to Florida last month.:( Guess we will be doing Disney instead... Lori

Kimberly said...

LOVE your NYC in autumn pictures. I visited NYC for the first time in April for a quick business trip, and I can not WAIT to get back there and experience more.

I just had a visitor leave a comment saying she found my blog through your blog roll. I couldn't believe it and raced over here to see it for myself. Thank you so much for adding me!! You've made my week!

PS: can't wait to get my snowflakes and sparkles partner!

Sara said...

I love NY.. have never been there during the 'rainy' months though. Those pictures are beautiful, I especially LOVE the first one of all three of you with umbrellas. That's one to frame for sure!

vintagewindow said...

The photos are absolutely wonderful. I've never visited NYC, but it is on my list. After seeing the beautiful photos I believe I will make sure it I visit in the fall.

Kris

Beverly said...

Oh Holly, these pictures from your visit are just beautiful. Autumn in the city must have been fantastic.

Thanks for sharing these. I hope your dreams come true.

Charlene said...

Your photo's of New York are awesome! I too love NY but, have never been in Autum. I went twice at Christmas & that was so spectacular! I have a picture (by Rod Chase)in my dining room of those buildings/bridge in Central Park that I will try to share closer to Christmas(since the picture is snowy) Keep an eye out for it.
I posted your swap on my Blog today. Hope you have a lot of folks signed up.

Polka Dot Moon said...

Love NY in the fall and at Christmas too! Lovely pictures :)

Robyn said...

Holly, you know I've never really had a desire to go to NY - but after looking at these incredible photos you took, I really do want to visit - during the fall!!! The brownstown porch photo is so enticing as is the bridge in the park - great job!!!
Robyn

Nik said...

Nice pics!!! although I would love to know where those people got pumpkins in NY City!!! I was there for Halloween for three years and could never find a real pumpkin!!

Just me.....Shelly said...

i'm with ya girl! i'd move to manhatten in a SECOND.....if I didnt have a 1 year old....or a hubby.....or if I wasnt getting old!! i heart new york!!

Elizabeth said...

That is a picture perfect pumpkin porch!
Happy Autumn!
Elizabeth

smilemonsters said...

I love the pumpkin-y porch.

Tammy said...

I love New York,too. It is such a wonderful city. So full of life and things to do. You can be in Central Park and feel like you are in the country or you can be in Times Square rushing to get a taxi to zip you to the theatre. Love love love it. Oh and Max is too cute. Every boy needs a pet.
Hugs,
Tammy

Michelle said...

beautiful pictures! I have always wanted to go NY too, finally I was able to go a few months back, my friends daughter is a model/actress and she was living there for a few months and I was able to visit. It was magical, I can't wait to go back!

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