Sunday, January 7, 2018

Pink Saturday Goes to a Winter Wonderland

Central Park via Snapseed

After a complete day spent in my apartment building on Thursday because of the snowstorm, it was a mental and physical health necessity that I get some air and exercise on Friday. There was less than a foot of snow, but I'm not a model of balance and I dread slippery sidewalks, piles of snow where there should be crosswalks and mini-mountains at bus stops. Nonetheless I planned my route via subway to the Time Warner Center where I could walk indoors and then easily cross the street -- there's a lot of foot traffic in this area -- and visit Central Park. 

The temperature had warmed up to an almost balmy sixteen degrees by the time I got to Central Park. I had on enough layers for almost any (brief) outdoor activity, including a hat and my coat hood and hand warmers and really enjoyed being out of doors.

The view of Columbus Circle, looking east, taken in the Time Warner Building  

I also enjoyed my visit to the Time Warner Building, which is a very nice shopping center. Being inside and passing just about every store -- many sales -- was a great temptation during No Spending January. I was especially tempted at Sephora, but was I content sampling several very upscale hand lotions. It would have been nice to get a makeover, but I didn't think I had the fortitude to resist more makeup that I don't need. Hand lotion sampling for the win.     

This is the same view as the photograph above from a different angle.
Central Park is directly across the street.
Today was still cold, but the sidewalks were clearer and getting across streets was easier. I ventured beyond my immediate few blocks and saw "The Post," which I enjoyed a lot. I may even take the bus across Central Park in the next few days and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and of course there will be pictures.

Once again, I'm delighted to join my friends at Pink Saturday for weekend fun. I hope you had fun this weekend, too, whether it was keeping cozy from the cold or enjoying being outdoors.

Thanks for visiting and take good care!



sounds like a good afternoon out and about. i want to see "The Post" too. Love Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

Denise said...

The big disadvantage of living out in the boonies is that the only place to walk indoors is a mall. UGH. We got more snow so I just cleared my long drive and now it started snowing again. More UGH. Have a good day in the city.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You do have a wonderful winter wonderland there but I'm afraid that would have been much to cold for me to venture out. Nice you did have some places to get inside to warm up. Take care ! We are very icy here today!

Richard Bennett said...

I can so relate to getting stir crazy during these weather events. So glad you could get out and about, because as always. I enjoy the accompanying photos

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

In this cold weather, I tend to hibernate. Good for you getting out and braving the cold. You certainly have lovely scenes to enjoy.

Mevely317 said...

Your second image is so very inviting!
I hope to see The Post, as well... glad you enjoyed it!

ILLONA M Dubaldo said...

Bravo, Carol! I couldn’t leave the cozy cocoon of my house all weekend!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love the snow! Waiting for our real storm of the season to come!