Wednesday, June 09, 2010

NYC: Times Square

I know I've been back from New York for a week and a half already but I'm only now finally over the worst of the jetlag and starting to get back in the swing of things. Yes, it's taken me this long to recover. Every day in New York was busy from morning to night and I guess I'm just not young anymore! So yes, jetlag is my excuse, and I'm sticking with it!

H and I arrived on the Saturday afternoon before Book Expo America, which gave us about 3 days to explore the city and check out some of the sights before the main bookish event. However, instead of doing all the sightseeing photos in one long post, I've decided to dole them out over the next couple of weeks. So watch out for those. And I've started putting together a BEA post so that'll be up soon too.

First up, one of the first places we saw (after the airport and our taxi ride into Manhattan, of course). Our hotel was just a couple of blocks around the corner from Times Square so it was the first place we headed after we got settled in. And nothing quite says New York and Times Square like the Naked Cowboy!

Times Square Naked Cowboy

Or the juxtaposition of fast food, neon, and a horse-drawn carriage. 

Times Square

And people. Lots of people at any time of day.

Time Square at night

There were also a lot of policeman in and around Times Square. Standing guard. On horseback. And just generally watching.

The small print:  Photos were taken by me and are copyright. Don't steal! It's bad karma.


  1. You saw the naked cowboy!!! Awesome!! :D

  2. oooh, what fun! Glad you had a good time :-)

  3. I'm so jealous you saw Naked Cowboy! That's too awesome. I did not do near enough sightseeing while I was in NYC, but I just didn't have enough time. Maybe next year I'll stay longer.

  4. It looks like you had a great time. I plan to go next year. I hope you go again so I can meet you f2f.

  5. welcome back. fun photos. i like the juxtaposition one.

  6. LOL--do you realize what a tease this post is with just three pictures? :) Although they are great picture and do capture some of the spirit of the city.

    I can't wait to hear more about the trip. I'm so sad that I wasn't able to make it but feel like I'm meeting you all through each other's posts.

    PS--Finally made that cherry cheesecake ice cream and it was delicious. Had some troubles with the metric conversion but it turned out great. Can't believe how much time has passed since you emailed me that recipe!

  7. Darn, we missed the naked cowboy! Did you see the naked cowgirl? I didn't but Serena said I was standing really close to her at a street corner but there were too many people for me to take notice.

    It was really great meeting you!



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