A while ago we switched to the winter time which is supposed to help you wake up in the morning without the feeling of being punished for some wrongdoing.  You get up, take a shower, put on makeup without the need to switch all the lights on, you’re bright and breezy, and eager to go to work. Well, l must be defective, cause it certainly doesn’t work that way in my case. First of all, getting up at 6 is always terribly difficult, regardless of the time of the year. When you add grey, dark mornings and low temperature outside, you get a recipe for a total disaster.

It gets dark early in the afternoon, which is another reason to feel blue. I envy my fish – the temperature in their tanks is always almost 30 degrees Celsius and the light is on the whole day. Their bellies are always full (not that mine isn’t) and they swim happily in their little paradise. What the love the most are the tiny worms. They shake their fins when I approach them with the little net they know so well. My reaction to chocolate and cookies is similar to Pavlov’s dog. So again, fish are lucky and I’m bound to have a huge bum. We all have our frailties, don’t we?

What helps you when you feel down? Is there anything you do to stop it? Do you read? Clean your flat? Or maybe you think about better times?

My mind usually takes me back to New York. Sure, not being there can make me even more melancholic, but it’s the thought that someday I might go there again that keeps me alive and kicking.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central my favourite

Around 750,000 people visit the place every day, take millions of photos, admire the beautiful ceiling, windows and, obviously, the timepiece in the Main Concourse, which is worth around $4 million. If you ever want to produce a film or write a story about being alone in the crowd, it’s a perfect place!

Brooklyn Bridge

Do you like to feel the wind on your face? Do you enjoy watching rays of sunshine reflecting in the water?

A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is an unforgettable experience. I guess it was the sense of freedom I felt during the stroll that made the BB my favourite place on Earth. For me it’s the most beautiful bridge in the world with the view that takes your breath away.  I’d give a lot to turn back time and be there again. A truly magical place.

Manhattan Bridge 3

 Washington Square Park

Another fantastic park in the city, where you can spend hours without even getting close to feeling bored. The park is much smaller than the famous and New Yorkers’ beloved Central Park but, in my opinion,  it’s actually the size that makes it so special. Rather small area with hundreds of people playing guitars, drums, singing, walking, eating, talking…do I have to add more? While my husband wanted to explore all the places in the CP, I fell in love with this “cosy” park. Hardly surprising, after all, this is where I met one of the cutest dogs I’ve ever seen – Ginger. So, dear New Yorkers, consider yourselves very lucky if you live or work somewhere near this beautiful public garden.

Washington Square Park

What is your favourite place that you (want to) visit whenever you have ‘one of those days’?

 

  • Andrzej

    I love your photos and not only because I can see The Dude on some of the them (my study mate :) Before I became a great fun of Venezuela I always want to go to live in Manhattan. I had few maps of that place in my room and virtually I knew all the most important places there. At the end, I couldn’t go to NY and I chose London (also nice place but with different dinamic that NY). Few weeks later was attack on WTC – I believe that some misterious power stop me from going there at that time (this is how I am explaining that to myself). I hope one day I will go there – as a tourist – and one of my dreams will come true that way. That probably will be on nostalgic autumn of my life.
    All the best in US and keep that good job with your blog. Thanks!

    • http://facebook.com/hodomaniacs Hanna

      Hi there, thank you so much for all the kind words. I agree, it must have been some mysterious power that saved you…and eventually lead to Venezuela, right? Oh, the power knew exactly what it was doing. What is that country like? :)
      I’ve never been to London, so I guess I might leave it for my nostalgic autumn and then we’ll compare the cities ;)
      Oh, one more thing – the Dude says hi!
      Cheers!

    • http://hodomania.us Hanna

      Hi there, thank you so much for all the kind words. I agree, it must have been some mysterious power that saved you…and eventually lead to Venezuela, right? Oh, the power knew exactly what it was doing. What is that country like? :)
      I’ve never been to London, so I guess I might leave it for my nostalgic autumn and then we’ll compare the cities ;)
      Oh, one more thing – the Dude says hi!
      Cheers!

      • Andrzej

        Hola Hanna
        Actually I don’t live in Venezuela :( me and my family moved back in 2009. We were living on Margarita Island. That was beautiful adventure but could be nicer without working, cooking, etc. I’ve created website about it: http://www.wenezolano.pl.
        I am looking forward to read your cities comparison :) Saludos!

        • http://hodomania.us Hanna

          Hola! I’ve visited the website, I’ve seen the photos (great work!)…and all I could think about was: why on earth would they come back??? How could you leave that place? It’s like paradise! Now I do need a good explanation! ;) Saludos! :)