Late fall in New York City

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.

Brooklyn bridge New York city skyline empire state building

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).

Macy's Thanksgiving day parade New York 2013

Marching band 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving day parade New York

Spongebob Macy's Thanksgiving day parade New York

Cirque du Soleil Macy's Thanksgiving day parade New York

Cheerleaders Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade New York

Santa Macy's Thanksgiving day parade
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.

The Cloisters Manhattan Janet Cardiff Cloisters 40 part motet New York 2013

Our evening entertainment: Amateur night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and a taping of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

amateur night apollo theater harlem IMG_9392 Daily show studio new york city

Random photos from our long walks through Midtown, Downtown, Brooklyn

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IMG_8142 New york city bridge sunset IMG_8102 brooklyn bridge sunset new york city 2013 IMG_8096 IMG_8087 citi bike new york city 2013 street art high line new york street art new york city

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