The great American adventure: Day 3

I woke up to a very sunny day today, and figured that a great idea would be to walk down the famous 5th Avenue and head for Central Park. So, I grabbed some breakfast on my way to Fifth Avenue, and the adventure was on!

5th Avenue is a huge shopping street, with a lot of fancy shops. This is where you can find famous brands, but to be honest, I’m not all that interested in that. You can also find a lot of interesting architecture, and a huge Barnes & Nobles, which is an American book shop chain.

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Except for the book shop, the only other shop I was interested in was Tiffany’s & Co., mostly because of the book Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capone and the film based on the novel. Coming into the shop felt very strange. The guards were very polite, and everybody were greeted with a good morning. I did have a look at the jewelry, but they weren’t really my cup of tea…

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Tiffany’s is situated right by Central Park, and that was my next spot. I have to say, Central Park is probably my favourite spot on the whole of Manhattan. There’s plenty of things to see! It’s also a lot more quiet than the rest of the city. Sometimes you can hardly notice you’re actually in New York City, as you don’t hear much else than birds singing. This is where you can take a break from the busy city life and actually find some peace, even though you sometimes see the city peak over the trees…

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There were a lot of musicians performing in the park. I was surprised by the quality of the music they performed. Wonderful! Not to mention the lake you keep seeing on films, where people can hire boats and go for a row. And did you know there’s a castle in the park? And a pond with real live turtles? This, and a lot more, is in the video below.

After the park, I went back to the hotel, and picked up some food on the way. Decided on taking the rest of the day in the room, relaxing. After all, I had spent many hours walking (Central Park is HUGE), and I was tired and had sore feet. After all, I need to be fit for a new day tomorrow, when new adventures awaits!

6 Replies to “The great American adventure: Day 3”

  1. Suddenly I want to visit New York…. didn’t see that one coming. Oh, well – just have to put it on the list then.
    Thanks for sharing, Elin 🙂 By the way, – you look smashing! Can really tell you are having a nice time. Take care of your feet 😉 Big hug!!

    1. Ha ha, New York really is different from anywhere else I’ve been! And Central Park is so wonderful!

      And thank you! Yes, even though I’m on my own, I’m not at all bored or miss spending time with people! 😉 Big hugs back!

  2. Wonderful video, you got some great shots 🙂

    Stumptown coffee is headquartered here in Portland. “Stumptown” is an old nickname for Portland. There were so many trees cut down to build the city, all the stumps were left, and people would hop from stump to stump to get around through the muddy rainy streets back then 🙂

    Looks like you’re having a fabulous time, I’ll keep checking in to see what you get up to!

    1. I didn’t know that! It’s always interesting to get more background history – thank you!

      I am indeed!

  3. I only went for a little walk in Central Park.. But next time I will dedicate a whole day for it.. With a book and a picnic etc.. 🙂

    I went to Prospect park too.. In Brooklyn. So nice walking the small paths.. and when you got out in the opening.. there were people everywhere.. Sun bathing, playing, grilling etc.. So nice atmosphere 🙂

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