View of the Empire State Building in New York City during sunset golden hour. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

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Travel Photos of the Upper East Side, New York

New York, oh how I have and haven’t missed you ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜. Back in August, I spent a quick 48 hours in the Big Apple, and it was great being a tourist in my former stomping grounds. One of my favorite places to visit while I lived in the city wasย Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met. I lived in Hell’s Kitchen, only a couple block south of Central Park, so on a weekend morning I loved walking into the Park and up to the Met. Roundtrip it was a couple mile walk, so great exercise in beautiful Mother Nature.

Cornelia Parker Psycho Barn exhibit on the rooftop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Shadows on a brownstone building in Midtown East, New York City. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Model Sailboats at Conservatory Water in Central Park, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Under a Central Park, New York bridge. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

View of Midtown from the rooftop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Fancy iron door in Midtown East in New York City. Model Sailboats at Conservatory Water in Central Park, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself etched in a building on Central Park East in New York City. Model Sailboats at Conservatory Water in Central Park, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Shadows on a white building in Midtown East in New York City. Model Sailboats at Conservatory Water in Central Park, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Being in NYC got me all nostalgic, so I started looking through some old photos that I took while living in the Big Apple. Going through the digital files, I almost forgot that I had several NYC sunset photos taken from my old apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. One of my favorite things and a deciding factor to move into this apartment was the beautiful natural light it had because it faced West, overlooking the Hudson River. Little did I realize when I signed my lease that the added bonus of this West facing apartment was the opportunity to watch sunset from the comfort of my living or bedroom! Even though I wasn’t dedicated like I am now to watching sunset in Tamarindo every night, when I lived in NYC I started to take note what time sunset was – – if I was able to be back at my apartment during sunset, you bet I was ever-so-stoked to be watching Mother Nature’s magic!

Pura Vida,
Kristen

P.S. Love these photos from my travels? Check out my photos from the North Shore of Long Island and my Mini Travel Guide to Hyde Park, NY!

Golden sunset over the Hudson River from New York City. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

American flag waving on a high rise building in New York City. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Sunrise over Long Island City from Midtown East. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Ducks in the Conservatory Water in Central Park, New York. Model Sailboats at Conservatory Water in Central Park, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Sunset over Long Island City. View of Pepsi Cola sign. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Model Sailboats at Conservatory Water in Central Park, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

Beautiful white ornamental iron work fire escape outside Fig and Olive in Midtown East in New York City. Model Sailboats at Conservatory Water in Central Park, New York. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

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