An Ode To New York City


Six months as a caterpillar to live but six nights as a butterfly, the day of metamorphosis has finally arrived. The count down now over.

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Racing heart and sweaty palms this rush never wanes.

 I have this insatiable hunger to seek, to marvel, and uncover what awaits just beyond the horizon. 

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Suitcase carrying dreams, packed and prepared months in advance, New York City, I’m coming for you.

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You are just as I imagined you’d be. Concrete jungle of cliché’s that are only a cliché because of their truth. Rambunctious and raw.

ME NYC concrete jungle

Controversial juxtapositions, amidst a kaleidoscope of color fused with what I know to be familiar yet oddly so unfamiliar all at the same time.

Streets reverberating with energy, a momentum that synergises to the core of my being.

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You. New. York. New. York are Infectious. Contagious. Hypnotic.

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Your alleyways, clandestine corners, the iconic and not so iconic,

Freemans NYC

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Those rare moments of peace as the citizens of the city that never sleeps actually slumber,

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The cordial, the candid, the unexpectedly quaint, whilst never forsaking the cuisine,

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2hands cafe

Consider this, my ode to you. Home of the Brave Land of the free,

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nine eleven memorial

Festival in NYC

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Now I understand, a city so great they had to name it twice. New York, New York.

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16 comments

  1. Loved the post! NYC is the best.

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  2. Great pictures and appreciate showing some of everyday life.

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  3. I love your picture content!

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  4. A lovely ode indeed! Wonderful captures! 🙂

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  5. Wonderful post! I’ve been to NY once and have to go back for sure.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! Will you be doing a post on your itinerary/best things to do? (As I loved your Venice post). I followed along to some of it on snapchat, but would love to know the detail of what you got up to over the 6 days as I’m planning a trip to New York in the fall! I eagerly await!

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    • Thank you Millie! Such warm and positive feedback is always motivation for me to continue sharing the wanderlust advice and inspiration. Aw, had no idea you followed me on Snapchat, that’s exciting to know too, as I’m fairly new to it, I’m still “getting my head around it all.”
      Yes, will definitely be writing more on NYC, including eats, 2 x hotel reviews, and a sample itinerary of how we spent our 7 days.
      Appreciate you having made the effort to leave a comment. 🙂

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  7. Julia – so poetic and engaging. You took me there with your words and images. Would love to see a Vlog if you are working on one. Big Fan X J

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