what I wore:
skirt/ blouse/ cardigan/ boots: all thrifted from DI.
What we did:
First off, our neighborhood is probably the coolest neighborhood I've ever lived in. As I'm typing this I feel pangs of nostalgia for Baltimore's big, open, sweeping, green, wooded backyards, and fireflies at dusk and playing with all the kids on the street by the creek, and floods of memories surrounding the compound in Saudi Arabia, and it's different little nooks and crannies that were perfect for a nine year old self proclaimed naturalist to enjoy, flow in.....but I digress.....the nostalgia ripens these images and makes it hard to rule out these neighborhoods.
But being here, as an adult, having full autonomy to walk around and explore, is the coolest. It's a five minute walk to Riverside Park, which is huge and breath of fresh air. There is even a heavily wooded nature walk trail. Seven minutes in the other direction is morningside park which has really cool giant stone entrances that I'll need to use for pctures one of these days. Columbia University is undoubtedly a highlight for taking in amazing and impressive architecture, grand steps and fountains, and is juts one block from our apartment. Just a couple blocks away from us, across campus and down a little, is this Cathedral of St John he Divine. We've walked past it a lot, taken pictures, and ooo'd and aaaah'd, but we decided to actually go inside one day, and we're so glad we did! It's the biggest cathedral in the world, with a crazy impressive organ that has tons of pipes and a cavernous sound, and we were lucky enough to come in right before an organ recital. We got to sit right up in the front in the intricately carved wooden seats facing the organ. Since it was Sunday, and we were in a place of worship I felt weird or irreverent taking too many pictures, so the ones I did take were kind of guerrila'd and without a flash to remain incognito and unintrusive.