Sunday, November 13, 2011

Autumn in NYC

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I had a very relaxing one. I had time to finish my work, work out a little bit, sleep a lot, watch some movies... I know I sound like an old person, but with this weather and after such a busy week, the last thing I felt like doing was to go out and party. However, I still love it. I think this is the best time of autumn. It's not so cold yet, and the city looks really beautiful.

Many people think of New York as a city full of skyscrapers, aggressive and with no nature. However, those who have been here already know that not everything looks like Times Square. To prove that, I've been taking pictures on my way back home. I'm quite obsessed with autumn colors for some reason. I felt the need to stop to take pictures all the time.

This is what I see when I walk around my place, in the East Village. And yes, it's in the heart of Manhattan. As you can see, nothing to do with those huge buildings and lack of nature. In fact, in some areas in Manhattan I feel like I'm walking around a small village. Ok, a bit more crowded than a village, but you get what I mean. I'm sure those who have already seen it will agree. 

Here's a video with some images of Central Park during this part of the year. I haven't had the chance to walk around there, because this weekend I have been very busy trying to do nothing. However, it's on my to-do list for next weekend if it's still nice outside! The song is "Autumn in New York" by Billie Holiday. It's a song that whenever and wherever I hear it, I feel like it's autumn in the city. I hope you enjoy it!

Weather affects me a lot. Every season gives me something. In Spring I'm really active, I can't stop doing things. Summer is obviously the time for outdoor fun, wanting to be in the beach, sailing... Even though I'm always very active, I'd say winter calms me down a lot. However, fall has something different. It makes me feel really happy but in a quiet way. I love walking around, wearing warmer clothes (I know I get sick of those few months later...) and I start enjoying being home more and more.

Of course, there's a bad thing during this time. The clocks go back one hour... which means it gets darker earlier. I really don't like that. It's dark by 5pm. It makes me feel like it's really late, when it's actually not. However, I do enjoy the short daylight time we have during the weekends, and I hope the winter takes its time to come to the city! I also hope you guys enjoyed your weekend!

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