We just came back from an epic two week trip that took us to New York City, Long Island, New Orleans, the Cajun country, Memphis and Nashville. I’ll be posting photos right here over the next few days.
Our journey started by an 8 hour drive from Montreal to Long Island, where my aunt lives with her husband. The next day, we took the train to New York City and checked into a hotel. During the two days we spent in NYC, we mostly walked (many things were closed because we were there during Thanksgiving). We also went to the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, which was something I’d always wanted to do. I guess hearing about it in various sitcoms and movies built up a magical image of an amazing parade. Alas, it was more of a three hour brand infomercial. We still managed to have lots of fun and let out the inner child in us. On the floats, we saw Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, Joan Jett, Richard Simmons, Miss America and countless random celebrities that we didn’t know (evidently we are out of the loop when it comes to hot actors and singers that today’s kids are into).
We also went to visit the Cloisters, which is the uptown branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An beautiful sound installation, 40 part motet, by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff was featured in a chapel inside the medieval abbey.
Our evening entertainment: Amateur night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and a taping of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Random photos from our long walks through Midtown, Downtown, Brooklyn