Sunday, November 15, 2009

NYC Culture, part 2

Prospect Park Rocks!

Before I discuss my second NYC cultural experience, I'd like to mention that this is my 100th blog!!! Happy 100 blog to me!!!! And thanks to all my fans for getting me to where I am today.

Anyhow, when I was in New York, I decided I needed to go to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I'm not so sure why I developed this burning need. I think maybe I read a book in which one of the characters worked at the gardens and it sounded pretty darn cool. So I decided the BBG was my Friday adventure. My day started out a bit like the adventure the day before. For some reason, I didn't think that it might be a good idea to get a Brooklyn map. I used to Subway map and decided that I could take a different train than the BBG site advised and I'd still be pretty close to the gardens. And I wasn't that far when I got off the subway (about a 1 mile or two) but I wasn't quite sure where the BBG were. (And people in Brooklyn weren't quite as helpful in giving directions as people in NYC seem to be.)

After some random walking about, I found Prospect Park. I knew the gardens were on some edge of the park, so I knew I was close. And I'll take a minute here to say that Prospect Park is super cool. It's huge and filled with runners and bikers and dog walkers and cute little lakes with ducks. I liked Prospect Park. In fact I liked PP so well, that I decided if I ever were to move to New York, I'd live in Brooklyn next to PP and the BBG!

A long fairly direct walk through the park lead me to the BBG! After waking up the ticket seller who looked like she had done some major partying the evening before AND stopping by the cafe for some not so good food (trying to be less grouchy than the day before). I set out to explore. And my recommendation is that if you're ever in New York - especially in the late spring - go to the gardens. Super extra cool...... Super extra cool even with every single Brooklyn child dressed in a Halloween costume visiting the park. There are rose gardens, cherry tree gardens, rock gardens, orchids, water gardens, tropical gardens and EVEN cute little bonzai trees. I think liked the gardens better than MOMA. Hmmm.

Please enjoy the pictures

Kids and Bonsais

The bonsais were awesome. There were even ones that looked like baby maple trees!

Kids, kids and more kids.

Water lilies as beautiful as Monet's.

These little eggplant like things were called easter egg something.

Dahlias rock as much as prospect park!

Beautiful little delicate things.

1 comment:

Jen said...

hey -- A&O live in park slope right near prospect park. we're actually going in a few weeks because marc's older brother is getting married at the BBG! hope all's well in seattle....xo