I love New York in the Morning

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New York City in the morning is beautiful. Unfortunately as the day wears on it loses its charm. In the morning the light glints and glimmers off every brightly polished window. The masses of people move directly and deliberately with a purpose and a destination. All the morning shows are crowded by smiling, excited fans and the benches in central park stand empty and groggy. But by the afternoon the light gets ugly and when night falls apparently I’m just over the whole scene.

My very best friend told me that “living in New York takes years off your life,” and I’d expect him to know! He’s lived everywhere at least once. So I suppose its not surprising that my one day in the big Apple felt like a week long event!

 

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My first glimpse of the city

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Tilt-shifted

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Morning from my window

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Out and about

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Times Square McDonalds

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The NBC store

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One of my touristy pictures of Rockefeller Center

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Central Park

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My comfortable shoes

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My hotel

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There was a rope outside the window…I don’t know why.

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I made this ankle bracelet before coming to New York, each bead represents a quality I wanted to possess, such as confidence or positive thinking. I did in fact wear it to the premiere and I’m sure it looked really odd.

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I took this on the walk to Alice Tully Hall (the first time)

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The red carpet set up

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Preparations!

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Georgina Chapman’s movie poster

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Me and my photo

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The red carpet outside. I did not realize the press people were standing on metal risers…so I thought the celebrities were just exceptionally short.

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Little old me

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The tv screens with movie clips

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Leaving New York City

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Virginia welcomes you…with smooth roads and beautiful rest stops!

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8 thoughts on “I love New York in the Morning

  1. Jenny! How incredible, it seems like you had a busy, but nice, time. Even though you told your mom to never go to NYC, one day I will make it there. I feel like it will be the complete opposite of New Orleans, where everyone operates on (what I like to call) “tomorrow time.” You know, the slow paced life where the phrase “I’ll do that tomorrow” frequents everyone’s mouth. I’m going to Chicago soon, so I’ll see how I enjoy the big city — hopefully I will!

    I will definitely check out the hotel you guys stayed in. Any pros/cons to the location, neighborhood, etc? Your photos are beautiful, as always, but I’m particularly mesmerized by your tilt shift photos! I need to rent one of those babies for Chicago! I guess I could always do it in post… but I’m not sure if the magic of post will compare!

    1. You should google freelensing if you like the tilt-shift look! Also our hotel was alright, it was in a fantastic location but the water didn’t work properly, the tv didn’t work, the toilet randomly flushed in the middle of the night and freaked me out! I would still recommend the hotel though because the staff was really nice and the location was perfect, right in the middle of everything! New York was nice and I can see why so many people love it! It just isn’t my kind of place. I bet you’ll love it when you get to go!

  2. Awesome photos Jenny! Loved your story too although I had quite a different experience with very friendly people (with the exception of one tired, grumpy bus driver), great and inexpensive food (every meal was fantastic), and hosts that were so totally awesome it blew me away! (They took me on a tour Sunday afternoon for several hours.) However I was there for 5 nights total…so had time to do a bit more exploring and stayed in NJ as a home base. A friend told me (and I found this to be true) that New Yorkers on the whole are very friendly if you engage them…which being somewhat of a lost puppy befuddled at first by the mind-boggling transit systems, I did on a regular basis (“can you tell me which S gate to take???”). Like you, I prefer rural as my environment of choice, but am so glad to have experienced the Big Apple…and would love to go back for another visit sometime…especially since I did not manage to squeeze the Museum of Natural History or the MOMA into my explorations. It was wayyyy too gorgeous to spend my days inside when I could be out taking photos! I also love your sensibilities about treating others with respect…especially those that are serving us with food, etc. AND most of all your comment about there being much more to celebrate in our futures to come…so be that! Oh….and c’mon….you guys are spring chickens compared to David Saylor and I…guffaw!!!!

  3. I loved what you wrote and your photos are fantastic. I decided not to attend the Primer but I would have enjoyed meeting you and several of the others. Your description of the night was about what I thought it would have been like for me. I think I am glad that I stayed home and did a pro bono Charity Shoot.

    1. I don’t think you missed out on too much. I would have liked to have met you of course but you can watch the films online now! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

      1. The photos came out absolutely fantastic! You and Adam look both gorgeous and handsome, respectively! I’m glad you had some good moments in New York. I think you’re right about the fact that New York is very different in the morning than it is during the rest of the day. All-in-all, the New York trip will add to your life experiences!

  4. Jenny, what a great blog post! Beautiful photos, too. I guess I didn’t get a chance to meet you–it was so crowded– and that’s too bad, because we could have had fun…and found someplace good to eat LOL. I actually had good luck with food, but since I was staying with friends that probably had a lot to do with it. And salt bagels. You can’t get anything better than salt bagels in the morning in New York City. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us!

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