These pictures are from my recent December shoot in downtown Manhattan, where our talented photographer from Kichaak productions captured my different moods in various locations. In this post, I would like to share some of the must see attractions of downtown manhattan.
Weather: New York is freezing right now (January) as we just got done with the snow storm-Jonas-this past weekend. Good time to visit, is sometime between April-October, since New York is usually very cold in winter. Like any other big city you needs at least 10-14 days to see the city. New York is one of the most populous, diverse, and fast-paced city in the world. Due to it’s high diversity, you will see a mix of different cultures with a blend of modernization to it. Some of New York’s museums and attractions are worth seeing and spending time at. City has top-notch restaurants and possibly every cuisine you could think of.
Attractions: In downtown, NYSE on Wall street, Bull on the broadway, Brooklyn bridge, South street seaport, 9/11 memorial, Freedom tower observatory, Statue of Liberty and Battery park city by the Hudson river are must visits. You can also take a morning/evening ferry tour to see the island of Manhattan or you can take a 15min chopper ride and see the aerial view of the city.
Commute: Cabs are little expensive to commute for tourists, while trains are relatively cheaper and has great connectivity all over Manhattan.
Clothes: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as you might need to walk a lot while exploring the city. In evenings for classy dinners, a cute dress with heels can be worn with chic accessories.
Last summer, my younger brother was visiting from India, so we decided a sibling getaway to Colorado. I flew to Denver from New York and drove to Estes Park from there. It’s almost a 1.5 hours drive from the airport. We stayed in Estes Park, it’s a cute little town with gorgeous scenic views and is situated in the lap of lush green and snow capped mountains, and comes under Rocky mountain national park. A cog railway train to pikes peak (the highest summit of Rocky mountains) can be taken from a small town called Manitou. Views from the top is believed to be breathtaking but it was snowing when we went there, so there was hardly any visibility. (Lesson 101: make sure you check weather before heading up there!)
Weather: It was quite cold even in summer, a slim jacket/ sweatshirt/ shrug is required all the time. While going to Pikes peak, a woolen jacket is a MUST, or be ready to freeze to death!
Points of interest: Rocky mountain national park, Garden of Gods, Pike peaks. A walk in the evening in a small town of Manitou and Estes park is highly recommended.