Through Instagram: The Sun Also Rises

This year, I did quite a bit of traveling–which meant a lot of early morning train rides and red eye flights. Although this was tiring, I got a glimpse of some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets I’ve ever seen. Here are some of my favorites from 2014, as posted to my instagram account. And, if you feel so inclined, follow me @sarahcrutch!

sunset flight

SUNSET, LA –> NYC

sunset flight two

SUNSET, NYC –> DALLAS

nyc sunset

SUNSET, SOHO, NYC

empire state  building sunset

SUNSET, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING PANORAMIC

Chesapeake sunrise

CHESAPEAKE BAY SUNRISE, TAKEN FROM THE AMTRAK

brooklyn sunset

SUNSET, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, FROM EAST RIVER STATE PARK, BROOKLYN

brooklyn bridge sunset

SUNSET, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, FROM BROOKLYN BRIDGE, BROOKLYN SIDE

bayhead sunset

SUNSET, BAYHEAD, NEW JERSEY, BAY SIDE

brooklyn bridge sunset 2

SUNSET, DUMBO, BROOKLYN

brooklyn brownstones

MID AFTERNOON SUN, BROOKLYN

santa monica sunrise

MORNING SUN, SANTA MONICA

sunset jersey shore

SUNSET, JERSEY SHORE, BAY SIDE

sunset mondriah soho

SUNSET, FROM THE MONDRIAN SOHO

sunset queens

SUNSET, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, FROM LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS

bayhead sunrise

SUNRISE, BAYHEAD, NEW JERSEY

venice sunset

SUNSET, VENICE, ITALY

Cheers, 2014! Here’s to many more in 2015.

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Through instagram: From Dallas to NYC

After four years of school at TCU, and a year spent in Dallas, I decided to make the move back to NYC. My friend and roommate of 4 years, Kristin, came along as we drove the 3-day, 1500 mile trek home. We documented our trip on instagram using the hashtag #Road2NYC. I’ve posted the photos below, but feel free to check them out (and follow me, @sarahcrutch) on instagram!

On the road again. View’s not too bad.

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Hello there Tennessee.

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Documenting our ice cream stop outside Nashville with the Nashville filter.

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Our life for the next 2 days.

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Good drinks with good friends.

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Latte in a bowl.

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Sassy since day one. #GrandmasHouse

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This watched me sleep. All night long. #GrandmasHouse

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Texas is everywhere, y’all.

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Ohio: So much to Discover!

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West Virginia.

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Pennsylvania: Traffic and windmills.

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Nap time on the road.

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These hills can’t be beat. #Pennsylvania

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#Road2NYC

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Her first NYC bagel!

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Bagels in the city.

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Big bird and Elmo chillin’ in Central Park.

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Nap time.

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Movie night in Bryant Park!

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Through My Lens: New York City

If you know me well, this will come as no surprise to you:  I LOVE New York. I have had the pleasure of living in the vicinity of this great city for 11 years of my life, yet every time I am here I love it even more. As a young adult, there’s no greater place than New York. It’s full of energy: everyone around you has come here to do something great, ambitious and creative.  There’s nothing more exciting and inspiring than living and working among people who are motivated to accomplish their goals. Okay, I’ll admit, not EVERYONE is working hard to accomplish their goals. But, this brings me to my second favorite thing about New York: the weirdos. The weirdos that populate NYC are one generally the most entertaining thing of a day spent in NYC. Just last week I sat across from a tiny Asian man on the subway who was very daintily holding his coffee yet simultaneously eating his bagel like the world was ending. The only frustrating thing was that I was forced to keep my composure and resist laughing each time the piece of bagel almost fell from his carp-like mouth. This seemingly unimportant event in my life set the tone for that whole morning–each time I thought back on my subway ride that morning I snickered a bit at the thought of that man and his peculiar actions. This leads me to my third favorite: mass transit. It was not until I went to school in Texas that I truly realized the value of mass transit. This might seem backwards, but I find few things more freeing than knowing I can get anywhere I want without a car. I love having the ability to walk somewhere and explore–to get lost, to see things I wouldn’t have seen if I were in a car. Plus, walking allows me to better orient myself in the city, so that I feel I can go anywhere without having to check a map or ask a stranger. Well, there you have it. The top three of my long list of NYC favorites.

In commemoration of my love for this city, feel free to browse some of my favorite snapshots I’ve taken here.