NYC: Day 1

I know I promised that I’d post pictures a few days ago, but I once again got lazy and procrastinated transferring my photos from my camera onto my laptop. I actually decided to do it yesterday, but I couldn’t find my memory card and was in a little bit of a panic because I thought maybe I’d vacuumed it by mistake. It turned out that my father had borrowed it to put the photos onto his computer, so I finally got it back. Anyways, here are some of the photos that I took on my first day of vacation, which was spent in New York City. This was after an eight hour long car ride, so we didn’t do much except explore the city, but the walk itself was amazing.

The highlight of the evening was definitely the walk through Times Square. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a street corner that it that illuminated. It looked just like on tv, with the Broadway and television ads lighting up the whole street.

This was a very cool advertisement from Forever 21. Three of four girls would take turns on screen taking "photos" of the crowd, which they would then shake a few times and hold up to the crowd to see. There was a huge group of tourists huddled in the street taking pictures and watching, getting all excited every time they saw themselves in the photo.

The Broadway show that my sister and I ended up seeing for our birthdays. Amazing!

Stopped off at Gershwin Theater to see where Wicked is performed. I'm really hoping I get to see it soon.

This is the CBS merchandise store, which I took a look at the next day when they were open. They had some really cute t-shirts, like the Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother ones in this photo. I was looking for some Criminal Minds merchandise, but unfortunately all they had was CSI.

We spent a lot of time walking around the Theater District, looking at what shows were playing.

We actually went into this store the next day. It was supposedly for my brother to find some toys (which he did), but my sister and I ended up walking out with M&M pillows.

Rockefeller Center. We didn't have time to go in, unfortunately.

Bryant Park

We stopped off at Bryant Park to rest and to let my brother run around and burn some energy. But, of course, as soon as I'd whip out my camera he'd run sit down and look all innocent. He's not even two and he already poses for the camera.

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19 Responses to “NYC: Day 1”

  1. It’s amazing, you could actually FEEL the excitement and energy of New York in these photos! Beautiful. I’m glad that you had a great time and I can’t wait to visit there myself one day!

    • Marie says:

      I’m glad you think so! My camera isn’t that great, but I tried my best with the photos. I hope you get to visit there as well!

  2. maria says:

    I’ve been in NYC in 2007.. Wow!! It’s a magic place!!

  3. Melissa says:

    I can’t wait to visit New York, hopefully next year. I absolutely love Times Square; it’s so bright and busy and wonderful looking.

    That advertising that ‘takes photos’ is an amazing idea!

    Looks like you had a great time :D

  4. Brandi says:

    Isn’t NYC amazing? I lived there for some time, and honestly, I often avoided Times Square. It’s great to see, but not so great to walk through if you need to get somewhere. I hope you got to go to Central Park too — it’s so lovely there.

    • Marie says:

      Oh, I’m jealous! I’ve always wanted to live in NYC. I can understand that the locals wouldn’t want to spend too much time in Times Square – it seems like such a tourist location.

  5. Abby says:

    These pictures are awesome! I went to NYC and the one time I went there, I didn’t have a chance to go through times square.

  6. Krissy says:

    Sounds like you and your family had a pretty awesome trip! :D

  7. Elatsyrk says:

    Lucky! I want to go times square someday

  8. Carolynne says:

    I love the HIMYM tshirt! LOL. NY looks so beautiful at night :D

  9. Angie says:

    I want to go there so bad!! It looks like a good time and I would probably be a little overwhelmed at first but with all the stuff to do and things to see I’d probably get over it fast.

  10. Maria Celina says:

    I’m reading the posts of your trip in chronological order to make sure that I comment on each one of them.

    Those photos are amazing. I may have mentioned it before, but New York is one of those places that I want to see because of the culture and the many things that there to offer. I was particularly drawn to the billboards that showed musicals like “In the Heights” (you’re so lucky that you got to see it) and “Wicked” (a musical I’ve been wanting to see for a couple years already — and missed an opportunity to do so when I went to SFO last year and they had a showing).

    That Forever 21 advertisement is also very smart. I like that!

    Hopefully, one day I’ll find myself in that city and get to see what you saw in person. =)

    • Marie says:

      I’ve been wanting to see Wicked forever, as well. I really hope that you get to see New York – I’ve wanted to go since I was really young, and I was not disappointed!

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