New York: Central Park in its winter glory

Every season graces the charming Central Park and brings out even more beauty. In summers, it is aglow with endless hues of green; Spring carries with it a bounty of colors in the shape of flowers; Fall splashes the entire park with the wonderful shades of oranges & browns and Winter dresses it up with a lovely blanket of snow. We make it a point to … Continue reading New York: Central Park in its winter glory

Thanksgiving Parade: A Delightful Winter Spectacle

Winter in New York comes along with an array of spectacular parades. The buildings are decorated, trees are lit up and the marching bands take over the streets of Manhattan. The Thanksgiving Parade in November is one of them. It combines the excitement and cheer of winter and festivities – in the shape of dazzling floats & gigantic balloons which ride down the sixth avenue … Continue reading Thanksgiving Parade: A Delightful Winter Spectacle

New York: Impressive Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle, an integral part of Central Park stands impressively high overlooking the verdant expanse. Built in 1869, this stone structure provides that historical feel to the park. It looks perfect through the seasons – in summers it surrounds itself with the vibrant hues of green and in winters it takes cover under the gleaming snow. We have been here many times and every time … Continue reading New York: Impressive Belvedere Castle

Thousand Islands: Houses on Water

Looking over a vast expanse, we could see the floating houses in the St. Lawrence River….. just open the door and step onto the water. That was our view from one of the cruises, which are very popular in Thousand Islands and it’s the best way to see all the lavish mansions and castles and even a few uninhabited pieces of land. With over 1800 islands, … Continue reading Thousand Islands: Houses on Water

Brooklyn: Bridge on East River

“I jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge and took a walk in 1876 today. I followed the Duke of Albany around old New York. Are you listening?”, Stuart says to Kate in the movie ‘Kate & Leopold’. Brooklyn Bridge in New York has been featured in numerous movies and is an iconic structure of the city. A National Historic Landmark, it was opened in 1883 and is … Continue reading Brooklyn: Bridge on East River