Welcome to New York by SHINE Photo+Design

5 on 5: Welcome to New York

About the 5 on 5 Project: Post five photos on the fifth of each month – a no pressure project with like-minded photo friends. No rules and no themes, just tell a story with some favourite photos from the previous month, and link to the next photographer in line. Easy and pressure-free. Enjoy!

… it’s been waiting for you.


Waiting at least 12 years, give or take. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to NYC and I’ve missed it.

I’d been planning on bringing my daughter for quite some time now. When I finished chemo in 2012, I decided that this would be how we’d celebrate and we were both pretty excited to go. But life got in the way, as it tends to do. Between her college years and numerous part time and full time jobs in between, it was hard to get a schedule together that wouldn’t derail her. We wanted either a Spring or Fall trip, and it never seemed to work out properly.

A few weeks ago, I decided that it had to be now or it would probably be never.

And off we went.

I have over five hundred photos from our whirlwind four day tour of NYC. We walked for miles. Literally. Thirty-four miles, according to the overworked tracker on my wrist.

We touristed the HELL out of New York.

Times Square
Grand Central Station
Battery Park
Twilight harbour tour of Manhattan
Wall Street
9/11 Memorial
Trinity Church
Madame Tussaud’s
Top of the Empire State Building
Macy’s (of course)
DASH (on her bucket list)
The Flatiron
Union Square Park
Washington Square Park
Madison Square Park
Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock
Columbus Circle
Live With Kelly (hi Kelly!)
The Dakota
Strawberry Fields & John Lennon Memorial
Lunch at The Loeb Boathouse
The Met
Belvedere Castle
Serendipity (on my bucket list)
The Plaza
The Palace
St. Patrick’s Cathedral (I’ve never seen anything so amazing as the interior of that church. Unbelievable)
Wicked at the Gershwin Theater (loved it!)
And anything and everything along the way.

I may have missed a few things. It’s all a blur.

So ya, a LOT of pictures were taken.
Here then, a few …

November in Central Park by SHINE Photo+Design
I think November might normally be a little late to catch the Autumn leaves in Central Park, but we arrived to beautiful colour and perfect weather.
Room With a View by SHINE Photo+Design
Room with a view! Our super cool home for three nights. Photo creds go to my girl.
Radio City Music Hall by SHINE Photo+Design
I lost a lot of my photos from my first trip way-back-when, and was determined to reproduce this one. Not sure if I got it right or not, but there's twenty more where this came from.
Your Daily News by SHINE Photo+Design
Little Miss New York. The one day it rained, but it didn't slow us down.
Roasted by SHINE Photo+Design
Roasted nuts in the park. She'd likely shoot me for posting this photo but I love her goofy pleased little face
Breakfast by SHINE Photo+Design
Our last breakfast in NYC, both of us wishing for one more day of fun.

I already want to go back.

Kris McNeil is up next, sharing a very special love story. Go have a peek.

  • Kris McNeil
    Posted at 08:57h, 05 December Reply

    Fabulous!! You’ve captured so much NYC awesomeness here. It looks like it was a delightful trip.

    • janice
      Posted at 13:51h, 05 December Reply

      We had SO much fun!!!

  • Lianne
    Posted at 09:58h, 05 December Reply

    I want to go too! Love them all of course, but especially the ones with your daughter – and the coffee! On my bucket list to do this trip with my daughters as well.

    • janice
      Posted at 13:52h, 05 December Reply

      I took sooo many of her, with both my camera and my phone. Sweet memories for sure! Do it. it’s a wonderful trip.

  • stephanie smith
    Posted at 10:16h, 05 December Reply

    What a beautiful and happy post! The two of you will always look back on the time you “touristed the hell out of NY”! What a fun and busy trip!

    • janice
      Posted at 13:53h, 05 December Reply

      Thanks Stephanie! I loved sharing NYC with her. Perfect trip!

  • kim thompson steel
    Posted at 12:10h, 05 December Reply

    Love these photos, although I don’t love the fact that we missed you by mere days!!! It’s sort of a magical place, in the weirdest ways. So glad you got to experience it finally with your daughter!

    • janice
      Posted at 13:55h, 05 December Reply

      Right? I’m looking forward to seeing your Viewfinders post!
      I took quite a few of the grittier side of NYC as well, but this post was all about the magic ;)

  • Maureen
    Posted at 18:15h, 05 December Reply

    So envious of your trip. I had a trip there planned for December, but it didn’t work out. Will def keep it on the bucket list. I’d love to see pretty much exactly what you saw. And I’d love to see more of your photos. Can I come over for a slide show? ;-) Seriously? That shot of RCMH is over the top amazing!

    • Jan
      Posted at 10:17h, 06 December Reply

      Come on over!
      I hope you get there. It’s one of a kind. DO IT! :)

  • Cristy Tuggle
    Posted at 23:15h, 05 December Reply

    I absolutely looked for Serendipity from you!! I had Kel & Jay get me a coffee mug from there when they visited…that was my request.

    • Jan
      Posted at 10:16h, 06 December Reply

      Awwww! Maybe I’ll add some in here for you ;)
      I was SO DAMN HAPPY we made it there. And got a good table! We were about to get a shit one, but I think my face looked like I was going to bawl LOL And I threw around the all the way from Canada thing.
      Upgraded table! weeee! It totally rocked and made my day/trip/week.

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