09.03.15 // Day 8 : The First Time I Visited NYC

September 19, 2015

Central Park is the most visited park in the U.S.

Without having any time constraints, my sister and I spent the entire day there.  We walked around with no sense of direction, drank beer by the ponds, ate ice cream for the whole day, and people watched because human beings do the most funniest things.  I, specifically, wanted to go through the day aimlessly, so that I can experience the wonder of the place naturally. It made our experience better because we stumbled into corners with a sense of surprise.  Some of these corners include the Belvedere Castle, Model Sailboat Pond, Bethesda Fountain and Terrance, The Mall and Literary Walk, and a skyline view of New York that I remember spotting in Maid In Manhattan.

Like so many places in New York, there are talents everywhere.  One of the many talents that my sister and I was fortunate enough to witness was City of the Sun, an instrumental band that consists of John Pita, Avi Snow, and Zach Para.  Their music has been referred to as “a re-invention of acoustic music,” using only a box, guitars and bells to create their sound.  They were so good that my sister and I are now attending their show at The Viper Room in Los Angeles next month!  To get a taste of who they are, check out their most recent video called “Time.”

Turtle Pond

Belvedere Castle

Alice in Wonderland Statue

Model Boat Pond

City of the Sun

Bethesda Fountain and Terrance

Literary Walk

Skyline View From Central Park


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– Lori