Monday, July 29, 2013

Central Park - 2013 ( Lower Half of the Park.)

          On the same day we went to Serendipity 3, it was still mid-afternoon, so we all decided to head to head to Central Park. ( There's a second site here. ) We spent about 30- 40 minutes walking, and it was a rare pleasant day, where the weather wasn't too humid or dry. I really like the idea of relaxing there; I was secretly wishing we brought extra food to have a picnic or something, but the walking was fine too. We walked about a quarter of the park, went past the zoo, and stopped at the Alice in Wonderland statue. I went to Central Park only once, when I was 7, and briefly went to the tip last summer, but didn't really walk around in it, so I was glad to get this opportunity. (Now on the other hand, I went to Prospect Park several times as a kid, and I have a fair bit of knowledge in that area, as I went to summer camp there.) Here's some photos I took of Central Park; next time I might take some in Prospect Park. c:


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Serendipity 3 - Upper East Side, New York

          When I was in New York this summer, I made an effort to try every popular sweet place, and to try confections that were difficult to find in Arkansas. (For example, not a single place currently, that I'm aware about, sells Baked Alaskan cake in Arkansas.) Serendipity 3 was on my radar for a while, since many people said fairly good things about their desserts, as well as the fact some celebrities visited the shop, and it was featured in a movie, Serendipity. I'll be honest, I never saw the movie, but it built a reputation for being a cute and rather quirky restaurant, so I made it on my list of things to do. So, the place was very cute and quirky, and a little small; it was crowded the day we went and it was a tight fit in the back with our group and all the waiters moving. Everything else went pretty smoothly though, I really loved the decor and sweets; it had a 'Alice in Wonderland' vibe with quirky items strung in the ceiling and an assortment of items in the gift shop. I had a chicken crepe, which tasted like chicken pot pie in a wrap. Everyone loved the desserts; we had a chocolate fondue and fruit to dip it in, and the popular Frozen Hot Chocolate that does deserve the hype!  I do recommend a visit to this place, even once. c:


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Brooklyn Museum 2013

    Hey everybody! I haven't been posting here much lately, but I finally got my photos uploaded, so expect some new posts in the following days! So, back in June, I went with my brother to the Brooklyn Museum. According to a quick Google search, it also apparently has the second largest art collection in New York City; first time I was aware of that. I went maybe three or so times when I was younger, so I only had vague memories of the place, and didn't realize when I went this time how big it really was.I went with two impatient boys, so I was not able to see every thing in the museum, but the photos below were mostly taken at the Children's art section, Egyptian area, a section that covered old houses, (not pictured is an old cabin in the same area that you can walk into; I never liked going in as it always gives me the creeps!), and European art exhibit, which had Medieval art, and paintings of nobles, etc. It's a big museum, and you don't have to pay, (they just ask for donations), so it's definitely worth a visit!