Oops I did it again! I went to NYC the third time this year! Nope I’m not rich, I only got super cheap tickets each time (if you’re wondering) 😛 After spring and summer I experienced how autumn/fall is like in the Big Apple and it’s challenging all the other seasons for being my favourite. Why? Because if these cool things:
1) Halloween! Back home I don’t give a sh*t about that day but for my first Halloween in the US I couldn’t resist to join the hype: The costume stores were extremely busy just days before and I was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you can buy… At the end I got rather simple costume for me and my bf : Cat lady and Mr Panda were ready to join the famous New York City Halloween parade!
We watched the big parade that takes place every year on 6th Avenue. Of course, most people put much more effort into their costumes than we did. I took dozens of photos but due to bad light conditions (and people moving fast) most of them didn’t turn out too good. Some Halloween fans took dressing up into a whole new level and here I’ll share some of my favourites…
Marty? I really liked Doc from Back to the Future, and he definitely caught a lot of attention 🙂
2) Fall foliage! As we just missed the peak colour in the Poconos, we luckily found autumn colours in its full beauty in Central Park. Although that park is always busy, it’s a must-visit at any season!
3) Food: Oh yeah, an important part of any trip! Middle-Eastern, Mexican, Thai – what’s not to love about this variety?
4) The city slowly starts to put on its holiday dress. When the Halloween decoration is stowed away, it’s time for X-Mas!
No X-Mas decoration but still a great photo spot: The recently finished (and super expensive) railway hub at One World! The spectacular architecture of the Oculus attracts locals and visitors alike.
5) And I visited my second Broadway musical! After “The Lion King” (which is hard to beat) I loved “Aladdin” almost just as much. The New Amsterdam Theatre feels like a throwback in time btw, including the narrow and uncomfortable seating :/ But the effects on stage were A-MA-ZING and James Monroe Igleheart playing Genie is an experience on its own! Conclusion: Go, see it!
Did you celebrate Halloween? What’s your favourite part of autumn/fall?