Beacon: Day trip

Forrige helg tok jeg turen til Beacon, en liten koselig bygd en time fra New York City. Beacon har mye å tilby for en liten dagstur med sine koselige kafeer, små intime butikker og et sjarmerende byliv. Jeg fant virkelig roen her, og det var deilig å for en gangs skyld kunne høre bladene blafre i vinden. Det skjer ikke ofte i det store eplet.
Dagen var også perfekt for å vandre rundt med sol og deilig temperatur.

Last weekend I took a trip to Beacon, a small cozy village an hour from New York City. Beacon has much to offer for a small day trip with its cozy cafes, small intimate shops and a charming city life. I found a bit of peace and tranquility here, and it was lovely to hear the leaves flutter in the wind for once. It does not happen often in the Big Apple.
The day was perfect for a little stroll with sunshine and a pleasant temperature.

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Bare en time unna NYC med tog ligger Beacon-Beacon is just an hour train ride from NYC.

Jeg ankom etter en kjekk togtur, og tok umiddelbart turen opp til sentrum. De har en hovedgate, selve pulsåren for byen som man kan spasere nedover. Her finner man en rekke butikker med alt mulig rart samt endel restauranter. Jeg likte spesielt butikkene som hadde egne designede produkter.

I arrived after a comfertable train ride, and immediately went in the direction of the city center. They have one main street, the artery so to speak of the city that that is perfect for a stroll. Here you will find a variety of shops selling all sorts of things as well as a few restaurants. I especially liked the shops that were selling their own designed products.

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Tilogmed postkontoret hadde sin egen koselige bygning/ Even the post office was a charmful little house

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Etter å ha vandret nedover hovedgaten i Beacon fant jeg meg en fin kafe der jeg kunne sette meg ned med et glass vin og noe å fylle magen med. Ella´s Bellas er en kafe som serverer det meste, inkludert hvitvin og glutenfri spinatpai.

After my walk down the main street in Beacon I found myself a sweet, little cafe where I could sit down with a glass of wine and something to fill my stomach with. Ella’s Bellas is a cafe serving a range of drinks, bakery goods and some small dishes for lunch, including white wine and gluten free spinach pai.
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Her satt jeg meg ned og nøy det faktum at cafeen ikke var overfylt med pretensiøse hipstere, og at du faktisk ikke trengte å vente i 10 minutter før du fikk deg et bord. Kulturskadet sa du?

I sat down and enjoyed the fact that the cafe was not crowded with pretentious hipsters and that you didn´t have to wait 10 minutes before getting a table. Yes, I live in New York City 😉

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Beacon er også kjekt for sine mange antikvitetsbutikker, og det satt jo veldig greit hos meg ettersom jeg har en stor fascinasjon for gamle ting.

Beacon is also known for its many antique shops, which was more than fine with me as I have a great fascination for old things.

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Etter lunsj spaserte jeg til Dia:Beacon, et ganske så imponerende kunstmuseum som stiller ut moderne kunst. Det var så fint å passere Beacon´s nabolag og kunne ta den tiden jeg trengte uten å måtte stresse fra sted til sted.

After lunch I walked to Dia: Beacon, a pretty impressive art museum exhibiting contemporary art. It was lovely to wander around in Beacon’s neighborhoods and be able to enjoy without having to rush from place to place.
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Etter å ha brukt noen timer på museet tok jeg toget hjem til Manhattan og hjem til et helt annet bybilde som har sin sjarm det og. Dersom du er i New York City og trenger en liten pause fra gule taxier, turister og newyorkere og pulsen din trenger å gå ned noen hakk kan Beacon absolutt anbefales. En liten perle av en ekte amerikansk “small town”!

After having spent a few hours at the museum, I took the train back to Manhattan and home to a completely different landscape with its own charm. If you are in New York City and need a little break from the yellow cabs, tourists and New Yorkers and your pulse needs to go down a few notches Beacon can certainly be recommended. It´s truly a precious little place.

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