As I write to you, I should be laying on the beach in Guadeloupe. But I’m not in a bikini on a beach right now, I’m on my coach, under a throw, wearing 2 sweaters and tea to warm up my hands. Not only did we have to cancel our trip to the Caribbean, but I also had to face what the medias call Jonas, the biggest winter storm New York had to face in history. I hung out at home until mid-afternoon, tidying and cleaning the apartment, and watching people brave the snow, kids go sledging. At some point I decided to go check out the snow and capture some shots of this historical storm.
Streets are empty, no cars nor buses are running and stores are closed (too bad, I was craving for a Starbucks latte). Snow doesn’t stop falling and the wind is freezing. What a blizzard! Blasts of wind make it hard to walk and it’s not easy to take off a glove to take pictures. My iPhone is switching off every 5 minutes, and I’m a bit afraid that my camera will die if I leave it outside for too long. I finally reach Central Park and I’m glad I braved the snow because it is worth it! Everything is so white, there is up to 27 inches of snow in some parts and it’s funny to watch people have fun, building snowmen, fighting with snow balls, and even skiing in the park. I find my way home walking along the Museum of Natural History, it’s such a weird feeling to see the Upper West Side like that, so quite, like nature has taken over. Enough writing, I leave you with some pictures.
From New York, With Love,