Travel Feature: New York City in Winter

It’s winter in New York! Feeling the love bug this month, hubby and I decided to spend some post-Valentine quality time together for a couple of days in the Big Apple. Here’s a recap on our 2 day spree.

Some dear friends generously booked us at a wonderful hotel, the Hilton Millennium, which has great views of the Hudson River (forget the ugly empty lot in the middle!!!) and the Empire State and the city’s skyscrapers.

On the other side of the room is this view.

The first day was a little bit gray but, weather-wise, it wasn’t too bad as the temperature was bearable so we managed to go and check out a little bit of Central Park which totally transforms into something different during winter!

Look at all that ice! I love the reflection of the trees on the frozen pond.

And these little sparrows. I think they are sparrows, anyway. 🙂

Can you spot the bird below?

After a quick walk, we went over to the Guggenheim Museum – best thing to do in winter time! And look, the sky was starting to turn blue!

Just a quick selfie. We were actually both excited to see what’s inside!

This iconic building was designed by  Frank Lloyd Wright. Stunning, isn’t it?

A quick post while we await our turn.

 

And now the masterpieces. Below is In the Vanilla Grove, Man and Horse by Paul Gauguin.

I took a photo of the painter’s name but I couldn’t read it as it’s blurry. Sorry.

Hubby thought that this was me. I agree. Like the lady in this Picasso painting, I find ironing a drudgery, too. Who doesn’t? Ha ha. Woman Ironing by Pablo Picasso.

Who doesn’t love this painting? Dancers in Green and Yellow  by Edgar Degas. Love the version of the sculptures too that I saw in Michigan. Degas’ eyes failed him when he was older and had to shift to another medium when he can no longer paint.

At first glance, it almost looks confusing but stare a little and, can you see the Eiffel Tower? Eiffel Tower with Trees by Robert Delaunay.

I can’t remember the title of this one but I believe it’s from Vasily Kandisky. I could be wrong, of course.

And finally (and there were so many to choose from), this one transported me to a beautiful and quaint village in Europe! The Hermitage at Pontoise by Camille Pissarro. I just feasted my eyes on this and so many more.

They had an exhibit on the works of Hilma af Klint such as the ones below.

After all that, we needed some chocolate and off we went to get some! So good, crazy good.

Day 2. This time we woke up with the sun shining so bright.

 

Mark and I went to DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) this time, in Brooklyn. It was a great day to have a photo with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

The best part? I realized how much hubby really loves me! Hubby was so sweet. I haven’t worn these two rings in a long time (rings had to be cut because my fingers got swollen during my pregnancy with Sophie). But now they’re fixed and hubby gave them back to me while we were strolling along Brooklyn in full view of the Brooklyn Bridge. When he proposed to me we were on top of Primrose Hill overlooking London and this time we’re overlooking Manhattan. Despite the cold weather (and my dry hands!) 😉, my heart melted.   

We ended our day with a quick lunch in a restaurant under the Brooklyn Bridge. Oh what a day! Thanking God for all His wonderful blessings!

2 Comments

  1. Abbe Kemack Halikman
    March 1, 2019 / 2:19 pm

    Abby,

    Thank you so much for sharing. My hubbie and I need to do a NYC trip too and definitely Brooklyn! Thanks for the stimulation and the motivation. 🙂

    • abigail
      Author
      March 2, 2019 / 10:30 am

      So glad this post could be helpful. I highly recommend going to DUMBO to get a nice look at Manhattan on the other side. Have a fun trip!

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