Today was going to be a busy day: shopping, visiting MoMA, going to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck on Rockefeller Center, and buying cupcakes at the Magnolia Bakery.
We visited Juicy Couture first where, to my surprise, everything was so cheap!… compared to Singapore. I bought a wallet which cost $30 but where here in Singapore costs $180. It was a must buy, of course.
We then went to find a bookstore of any kind. I’d heard previously that there are many shops in NYC that sell cute/antique/interesting books so I wanted to find any bookstore that sold these interesting books. This was the Rizzoli Bookstore: an ancient bookstore selling all assortments of interesting books. I bought a book listing LP’s and a deluxe pop-up version of Little Prince for my dad and a book called Wit Wit Wit for myself. They were very unique books, especially the first two aforementioned.
Then we went to the MoMA (i.e the Museum of Modern Art). Although it’s an art museum like the Louvre, it’s different in the art styles. The artworks displayed here are very modern and more cryptic. There are barely any realistic paintings. All the images are contorted to give a different emotion. Here are the few pictures I managed to take:
It was nearing sunset by the time we exited MoMA so we decided to go to the Top of the Rock to see the sunset. It was a race against time to get to the top before the sun disappeared behind the horizon. Luckily, we’d bought our tickets online in advance so we didn’t need to wait in line.
The elevator ride was thrilling. The top (rather than the floor) of the elevator was transparent so you could see yourself rocketing upwards. There were also these pictures showing how the civilization of man has evolved (or something like that) that were cool.
The view was spectacular. It was truly a beautiful sight to see the sky turn from purple to red and the sun from yellow to orange and then nothing. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take a picture of the sunset, but I did take a few pictures of the scenery before the sunset and at night. Here they are:
What a wonderful view, perfect to say goodbye to NYC!
We then crossed the street to the Magnolia Bakery that specializes in cupcakes. We bought six and they’re really cute!
(Sorry for the picture with one cupcake missing. The cupcakes looked so good we devoured one before remembering to take the picture.)