Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas time in New York (part 1)

We spent last weekend in New York again! The reason we went was to see the christmas windows and decoration.
The first day I went to the city with Nicole, looking for a flea market, which we didn't find, because it was only open on weekends, and because Nicole still has her concussion we took it easier this day. So we went to the......... park, a park, which was built on an old subway station. There were still the rails, and it was all overgrown with plants, and they put art in the park. It was really nice to walk around there, because we passed apartment, and also a school.
We went to a crepe restaurant for lunch, which had so great nutella hot chocolate! After the whole meal we decided to go and have a mani- and pedicure. That took us a little while, but we could watch the people walking by the store while the nail polish was drying.It really was very relaxing, and it was good for Nicole too to relax. Afterwards we were more energized to go to the Chelsea market, which had many different stores, most of the expensive, but it was really fun to look at all the stuff, especially with the bakeries ;).
In the end we met Max for diner and we went to a middle eastern restaurant which was really good too.

The next day, friday. we went to the natural history museum in the morning. We spend a lot of time in the subway, because we first took the train in the wrong direction, got off, but Nicole didn't do it in time, so we waited for her to get back, took an express  train, which was also an mistake, because it just drove by our stop, so we got off and to go all the way back again. But we did arrive at the museum, and the first "part" we went in was the underwater area, because I wanted to see the huge whale. I really liked to see all the windows with underwater scenes, it was made really well.
We also went in a stones and minerals section, and in a part with animals from North America. But we also had not too much time, so we had to hurry through a little bit.
The thing we were hurrying for was the Broadway show "Christmas spectacular", performed by the Rockettes. It was really  a fantastic show, there were many different scenes, with great dancers and actors. The show was all about christmas, and in the end, when they were performing the scene with the three kings visiting the child, they even had real animals like sheep and even a camel! It was so amazing and so much fu to watch!
After the show (it was raining instead of snowing) Max and I went to see the huge Christmas tree in Rockafeller Center. It was really crowded, but it was worth it going through the crowds of people, because the tree looked great! It has a huge Swarovski star on the top, which looks so beautiful. It was even possible to skate in front of the tree, but usually people were waiting for their turn for 4 hours and the tickets cost 40$! That was not really worth it, obviously ;)
Then we went home, I also got one more New York experience, in which we were in the super crowded subway stop, with a crazy man in front of us.
Good two days :)

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